Timing 2010–Biennale of Landscape Urbanism
The city of Bat Yam, Israel, will host “Timing 2010” its second Biennale of Landscape Urbanism. With experimental architecture, art, design, site-specific installations, and landscape projects, the event focuses on investigating and re-designing urban landscapes and lifestyles. During the Biennale, the city itself becomes a laboratory in which new options and uses for urban spaces are examined, with a focus on sustainability and civic participation.
The theme of this year’s Biennale is Timing, an examination of the constant construction and shifting landscapes characteristic of urban environments. The Biennale will look at how these changes and disruptions, usually annoyances to residents, can be used as opportunities for civic engagement and improving the quality of life. Biennale projects will accompany existing municipal projects and catalyze activity by local residents, entrepreneurs and municipal bodies to re-think existing urban patterns.
The curators of Timing are Sigal Barnir, lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem and researcher of landscape architecture, and Yael Moria-Klain, professor of landscape architecture at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa and a practicing landscape architect.