The Urban Tactics project has been awarded a start-up grant from the Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur, the Dutch architecture and urbanism research fund. The project will look at how small, rapid and/or temporary interventions can support longer term processes of urban redevelopment.
The aim is to investigate the social, political and economic environment necessary to support these small scale interventions, based on a number of international case studies, in Israel, Germany and the UK. The projects which have been selected are the Bat Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism, in Bat Yam, Israel and the associated 72 Hour Urban Action competition and Urban Laboratory; the Kunstverein Wagenhallen’s post-21 masterplan in Stuttgart; the London Festival of Architecture and the Meanwhile London project in the UK. We’ll be trying to find out what works where, and why.