Rotterdam Cultural Histories #19: Homes for People, Not for Profit

9 April 2021 till 9 September 2021

Rotterdam-based artist collective Fucking Good Art, together with several partners, is investigating the possibilities and impossibilities of cooperative and self-organized forms of housing in Rotterdam.

What are alternatives to the dominant forms of ownership and the market-driven housing policy at a time when space is becoming increasingly scarce and expensive, and citizens are being pushed out of their homes? What role can art play in this? FGA invites you to look back and ahead.

In the Shared Space of TENT and Kunstinstituut Melly FGA presents an installation and key documents: plans, visions, the Housing Acts from 1901 and 2015, activism, and Jaap Bakema’s fantastic manifesto from 1971, with 64 points for “a wide range of spatial quality” and “joyful-dwelling associations”.

Melly Art Institute

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Art Institute Melly (formerly Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art) is an international art institution based in Rotterdam. Since 1990, the center has been the place to be for anyone who wants to be informed of what is going on in the world of international contemporary art. It is one of the most important institutions for contemporary art in the Netherlands, and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in this field. A progressive platform where there i...

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