In Sailortown, grass-roots activism and regeneration take place alongside the expansion of the harbour estate and large scale, top-down urban planning and development. Sol Archer’s exhibition, not only the earth we share, is rooted in questions around rights to the city and by, for, and to whom the city acts; and explores the impact of decades of urban planning and development on people, place, and ways of life.
Who Makes the City is a growing resource of videos and situated conversations led by Sol Archer that broadly address how and by whom the city as a condition is determined and continues to change. It is part of the not only the earth we share exhibition’s public programme and consists of short commissioned videos inviting thinkers, activists, and practitioners of the urban condition to explore a central theme of the exhibition: who makes the city?
not only the earth we share platforms the first iteration of this project with videos introducing the work of leading academics, writers and thinkers Samuel Stein, Brenna Bhandar and Daniel Renwick, Olúfemi O. Táíwò, and Anna Minton and Henrietta Williams. These speakers will discuss their work, research and thinking on city governance and property development; the relationships between property law and colonialism; rights to the city; solidarity, security and freedom; and environmental justice.
The films and other information can be found here on the not only the earth we share website.