Anna Belleforte

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Residency in Budapest, April

Posted by Anna Belleforte on April 4, 2018 at 3:40 AM

First impressions of Budapest: grand proportions, lots of intricate ironwork and high reliefs, playground parks on empty lots, and the massive river. The impressive scale of things here can feel overwhelming (at least in contrast to Holland, where everything is small-scale). And I’m curious what effect it will have on my usual way of working small. Will I still be detail-oriented or focus on a bigger picture? Ideas are brewing about urban greenery, lines particular to Budapest and blocky overviews.

The theme of the BARTR residency this year is Urbanism/Regeneration, so right up my alley. We’ll be meeting local project developers, lecturers, officials… people that are making creative spaces happen and revitalizing rundown areas. So I’m also curious to hear about how they go about it and what they discover about their city (and fellow inhabitants) in the process of place-making.

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