MULTIPLE CITY. Urban Concepts 1908-2008

4 dicembre 2008 - 1 marzo 2009, München (DE)
The Architekturmuseum der TU München, in the Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Strasse 29, München, organize the exhibition “MULTIPLE CITY. Urban Concepts 1908-2008″. The exhibition is showing current, world-wide urban developments as mirrored in central concepts of the city over the past 100 years. By juxtaposing and presenting the inter-relationships of historical and contemporary ideas on town planning it illustrates and provides insights into the complex and multi-layered developments in this field. The spectrum reaches from the historical garden city at the beginning of the 20th century to the concepts of urban landscapes in the early post-war period and those of today, from the “new towns” of the 1960s to the current creation of new cities in China and the United Arab Emirates, from the leading idea of a “mobile city” to the “telepolis” of the digital age and from the “pleasure city” of the global consumer landscape to the strategy of branding, the city as a trademark. Urban structures are subject to constant transformation, with new phenomena emerging that can, at the same time, be the product of established strategies. The phenomena are heterogeneous; there is neither a distictive, regognisable form nor a strategy for coping with the city of today: the multiple city. Visitors to the exhibition are given the opportunity to explore sixteen themes and to experience town planning as a stimulating discourse in which we are all involved. Original plans and models present international examples to document historical concepts of the city. These are systematically jutaposed to current changes in urban spaces in a photographic documentation. Info: tel +49 (0)89 23805379 fax +49 (0)89 23805310 e-mail: - tel +49 (0)89 28922493 fax +49 (0)89 28928333 e-mail:;