City Guide I
City Guide I is a 'theory-performance' that uses power-point presentations, research notes and speech to create a dense web of associations and information about transformations in the cities of the South. Benjamin uses maps, drawings and photographs to tell a fascinating story about the contests between planners and the 'hydra' of informal and improvised urban forms. For Benjamin, this contest shapes the contours of urban reality in many new and emerging cities all over the world.
| Realized in collaboration with the Sarai Media Lab 2006
Video Editing and DVD mastering: Iram Ghufran
Acknowledgements: Shveta Sarda, Ashish Mahajan, Joy Chatterjee
City Guide I was part of "Building Sight: Curatorial Project" for On Difference #2 by Raqs Media Collective.
It was shown at Wurtembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
18 February to 30 April, 2006
Click here to download a video clip
City Guide I (mp4)