Take a walking tour between Aarhus School of Architecture and the public library, Dokk1, through the small streets of Aarhus, and experience the concave city corners Stijn Van der Linden has selected for you, curated by Jesper Rasmussen. Follow the map and make a psychogeographical observation of the city through places you usually wouldn’t give a second look when passing.
Concave corners are an example of typical spaces found in any city. How are these corners to contribute to the perception and experience of the city as place?
Do concave city corners create their own places by connecting certain colours, materials and objects like doors, windows, drainpipes, moulding, vents, lighting, graffiti … or is it all a matter of people’s perception?
The walking tour is a part of Photobook Week Aarhus 2019, an annual festival that celebrates the photobook at the libraries of Aarhus School of Architecture, Dokk1 Galleri Image and ARoS. This year we present the winner of last year’s Photobook Week Aarhus Dummy Award, an essay on the concave city corner, by Stijn Van der Linden, with an exhibition at Dokk1.
The winning photobook is an artistic experiment that examines concave city corners, and tries to systemize corners using certain codes and diagrams related to their physical appearances. A poetic and faux scientific look at the hidden and vague locations in the city.
Join us: We will do the walk from Aarhus School of Architecture to Dokk1 as a guided tour on Friday 4 October at 2 PM.