post-it.jpg[13 March – 25 May 2008, CCCB, Barcelona] The exhibition “POST-IT City” looks at different overlapping uses of urban territory, focusing on the viewpoints offered by architecture, town planning and the visual arts. It seeks to explore the phenomenon by means of the ephemeral cities that infect the everyday city with uncoded, temporary, anonymous uses, with an implicitly critical approach.

This project brings together a series of parameters that provide particularly interesting themes for contemporary culture: the need to create available spaces, the versatility of the recycling concept, the emergence of new forms of subjectivity, etc.

POST-IT City presents the cases of 78 cities as varied as Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, Hanoi, Santiago de Chile, Bologna and Barcelona. POST-IT City seeks to explore the phenomenon of occasional urbanities like: an industrial estate that becomes a car racing track at weekends, the use of the city “under construction” for the adventures of explorer nerds, the squatter phenomenon, the use of waste land for occasional meetings (a traveller’s camp or a rave), the conversion of the daytime university city into an area for sexual transactions by night, etc.

For this exhibition Ana Dzokic and Shiuan-wen Chu revisited their project Tokyo Houseless made in 1999 at the Berlage Institute.

POST-IT City exhibition is curated by Giovanni La Varra, Martí Peran, Filippo Poli and Federico Zanfi.

Occasional Cities – project website:

The exhibition is accompanied with a catalogue POST-IT CITY. Occasional Urbanities, 232 pg. 250 images, 15€.