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0204 ARCH+ 231: The Property Issue

Berlin 2017-2018, Nikolaus Kuhnert, Christian Hiller, Anh-Linh Ngo, Alexander Stumm / Arno Brandlhuber, Olaf Grawert; Ilken Akpinar, Oana Bogdan, Anina Brisolla, Charlotte Cassel, Egbert Dransfeld, Nora Dünser, Silvia Federici, Michaela Friedberg, Nils Fröhling, Renée Gailhoustet, Mirko Gatti, Marie-Louise Greb, Stefan Gruber, Marisa González, Florian Hertweck, Markus Hesse, Angelika Hinterbrandner, Roberta Jurčić, Dirk Löhr, Christian Schulz, Max Kaldenhoff, Niklas Maak, Marija Marić, Meiré und Meiré, Oksana Mironova, Annalena Morra, Peter Mörtenböck, Helge Mooshammer, Alexandra Nehmer, Christopher Roth, Christine Rüb, Andrea Rumpf, Wolfgang Scheppe, Trebor Scholz, Lorenz Seidl, Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió, Robert Thum, Milica Topalović, Harald Trapp, Douglas Spencer, Hans-Jochen Vogel, Jan Westerheide, Anna Yeboah

The ARCH+ 231 poses the question "Who owns the ground?" – a central demand for society, because the resource land and space should be equal to air and water. But after all, the question concerning landownership is rarely treated under architects. What is to be done? Partly nothing because there is no alternative then politicizing land. A lot, because up to now everyone failed thereon. Politicizing land means first to generate a political economy of the city and to raise the awareness regarding property and access. Therefore, this ARCH+ issue, co-edited by Arno Brandlhuber and Olaf Grawert, evokes with imagination concerning land changing the city; to encourage a reform of land politics that reconstitute legal capacity of communal land policy. The variety of articles out of political and economic views demonstrate prevailing lines of conflicts, but also suitable potentials of redefinition – a long-term objective that see land and therewith the city as common good.

Nikolaus Kuhnert, Christian Hiller, Anh-Linh Ngo, Alexander Stumm, Arno Brandlhuber, Olaf Grawert (ed.)
ARCH+ Verlag GmbH, Aachen, 2018 
ISBN 978-3-931435-45-5