Portscapes_Lara Almarcegui newspaper launch and tour of wastelands in the Port of Rotterdam
The Spanish-born Rotterdam-based artist Lara Almarcegui has published the free newspaper research project 'Wastelands of the Port of Rotterdam' concerning the ‘wasteland’ areas which can be encountered throughout the Dutch port, the largest in Europe. In contrast to the vast planning involved in the Maasvlakte 2 expansion project, she is interested in the spaces which are defined by an apparent lack of human design and development, which in turn relate historical legacies and changing land-use practices.

On 8 November 2009 80 visitors experienced the port as an interconnected territory through a tour of four sites by the artist and biologist Remko Andeweg.

Portscapes is a series of newly commissioned art projects initiated by the Port of Rotterdam Authority on occasion of the construction of Maasvlakte 2, with advice and support from SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amsterdam) and is curated by Latitudes (Barcelona).

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Making of video: www.youtube.com/user/LatitudesVideos#p/u/8/-nulzCk5zm0

All images: Latitudes | www.lttds.org. Some courtesy SKOR / Photo: Paloma Polo – please see individual credits
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