The exhibition Written City at the Bruges Cultural Centre, Belgium, looks at the spatial organization of the city and the state as a product of often conflicting political intentions. The exhibition analyzes the relationships between several political discourses and their design, interpretation and control of the urban and national space.
The development of urban and national space often presupposes forms of physical or symbolic inclusion and exclusion as we can watch it in the Middle East in our times. In that respect the exhibition deals with a number of spatial metaphors such as barricades, boundaries and fences or so-called “gated communities,” and at the same time the destruction or penetration of these types of partition.
How do politics and urban areas influence eachother? This is the question arousen by this exhibition.