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19 Nov 2010

urban dialogues presents: URBAN HABITAT by Diego Ferrari

(c) Diego Ferrari, 2010

Diego Ferrari: URBAN HABITAT A Co-Existence of the Senses
urban dialogues


Opening 19 Nov 2010 7pm Exhibition 20 Nov until 26 Nov 2010 daily 5 pm to 9 pm

Stefan Horn

Prinzenallee 29
13359 Berlin

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Urban Habitat
A Co-Existence of the Senses

'In urban space I see an expression of a particular society's values regarding democracy, identity and citizenship. Public and private space are key elements of the imagined communities we call nations. The displayed body of work investigate the individual's relationship with their private habitat and the social built environment. From these two realms we construct our personal meaning of place.' (Diego Ferrari)

Nearly everywhere, humanity is becoming urbanised. More than half of all people worldwide live in cities. The city is not only about buildings, yet the built environment dominates our experience of living in urban settings.

For over twenty years the photographic work of London-based photographer Diego Ferrari has investigated how people relate with space physically, intellectually and emotionally. The photographic project he is showing from 19 to 26 November 2010 at okk/raum29 focuses on everyday actions of the body in space, and individual emotional responses. The show is curated by urban dialogues' artistic director.

Diego Ferrari (Argentina1965) is an artist and photographer. He studied at the Escola Llotja in Barcelona, completed a Fine Art BA at Goldsmith's College University of London. He works in London and teaches on the master's degree course on design and photography at the Escola Elisava in Barcelona. He also teaches 'Photography, Art and Architecture' at Central Saint Martins College of Art and is currently a tutor for the BA in photography at Kingston University, London. He has been commissioned amongst others during the last six years by Whitechapel Gallery (London), InIVA (Institute of International Visual Art, London), House of World Cultures (Berlin) and Fundacio d' Espais d'Art Contemporani (Girona, Spain).