From 2014, as part of City in the Making (Rotterdam), STEALTH are engaged in bringing a fraction of ‘toxic’ remainders of the public housing stock (back) to forms of common use, set in a number of previously boarded-up apartment buildings centrally located in Rotterdam. Although in itself a modest attempt, knowing that hundreds of apartments and workspaces in the city are lingering in the same status (as a result of disruptive governmental policies, but foremost due to mismanagement and speculative risk-taking of its current real-estate owners), the intent is to take it as a starting point to open up paths to the much larger potential of re-commoning these urban resources for collective benefit.
Recorded by Madeleine Kozma. The lecture is part of the Architecture programme during Open House at KKH, 26.01.2016.
How will the 18th Vienna Biennale of 2049 resurrect the voices of the citizens’ initiatives that have appeared in Vienna during the last 130 years? THE REPORT sheds light on how the achievements of these initiatives have been essential to the development of the city - yet have often been obscured by the political requirements of Vienna’s urban ambitions. Straddling the line between fiction and non-fiction, THE REPORT asks what it means to be a citizen of the smartest of all Smart Cities. It will be released as a limited printed edition in September 2049.
THE REPORT is a project by STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen, Belgrade/Rotterdam) and Stefan Gruber (STUDIOGRUBER, Vienna), in collaboration with Paul Currion (Belgrade/London) as part of the Vienna Biennale 2015 (MAK, Vienna).
(Dis)assembled is a project and an exhibition STEALTH developed for Röda Sten Konsthall in Gothenburg, Sweden, and its not-yet-planned surrounding. It lays out the possibility to take the making of the city as a common effort into our hands – an exercise to explore the potential of assembling and assembly. The project relates to an ongoing interest in the urban development of the contemporary city and responds to the trend of citizens ‘participation’ with so varied and often disputed results.
(Dis)Assembled (2010) is made by STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen) in dialogue with Edi Muka (curator Röda Sten) and Röda Sten Konsthall (Mia Christersdotter Norman, director and Radha Hillarp Katz, Sara Lorentzon, Karin Lundmark, Calle Andersson, Helena Herou). Video by MediaVerk.
The documentary film The Best Husband (Donji Dubac, Serbia 1967) by Vera Jocić has been restored and digitised on the occasion of STEALTH's contribution to the 2010 SPAPORT Biennial: Where Everything is Yet to Happen (Banja Luka). On an invitation of curators Ivana Bago and Antonia Majača, STEALTH went on a journey along the life story and archives of Ana’s grandparents - Rajka and Vukašin Borojević, who in the times of socialist Yugoslavia started up a number of economically viable initiatives involving workers, peasants and women. Their path crossed that of filmmaker Vera Jocić, who documented their efforts in the remote village of Donji Dubac.
ARCHIPHOENIX - Faculties for Architecture has turned the Dutch Pavilion, at the 2008 Architecture Biennale in Venice, into a weeklong stage for research and exploration.
The project focuses on five questions to address the future of the architectural profession: why we make - beyond the profitable simplicity into the social sustainability, what we make - beyond the artifact, how we work - beyond the singular into the collaborative, for whom we make - beyond power to empowerment, and finally what it takes to make (and un-make) - beyond the sustainable: challenging the flow of resources, materials and people. These five seemingly simple, yet essential questions, if put to face challenges ahead become serious issues for discussion. (video production: Gonny Jungst, Louk van Kalmthout, Vincent Vriens, Jeroen Vallenduck)