Producing the Contemporary City

24 May - 2 September 2007
PowerNotes #03
Billboard unveiled



Rotterdam - 25 May 2007


Wytze Patijn (Dean of the Faculty of Architecture of the TU Delft) and architect Winy Maas unveiled the first billboard from a series of sixteen. Students who participated in Indesem 2007 : 'The Legacy', present their statements to the citizens of Rotterdam by showing how a specific place could look like sixty years from now. The billboards from 'The Legacy' show the heritage that the students want to leave to the world at the end of their carreer.


The first billboard is titled 'Green Hart 1400-2050'.

Due to climate change and lack of regional planning the so-called Green Heart of the Randstad will have disappeared. The City of Rotterdam therefore took it upon itself to preserve part of this manmade landscape. By transforming the park into a clearly designated public space it contributed to the legibility of the city.


Museumpark 2067 / Groene Hart 1400-2050, several artists

Team ZUS/ Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman

Students: Jetske Bomer, Ferhan Celebi, Dimitra Dantsiou, Seong Heon Oh, Jure Herceg, Aya Nataka, Joost Oosterwijk, Sofia de Vocht, Yingying Zhang.



"Power lies in the hands of the solemnly veiled and invisible. . . in order for us to deal with it, we have to unmask and expose those that are hidden, those that hold the power. Power requires transparency. (Solam Mkhabela, 2007)