Laura Yuile undertook our two-month residency at ZKU – Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin in May – June 2019.
Laura’s residency explored the political meaning, related “global” aesthetic, and community impact, of current property developments within Berlin. This interest stems primarily from the fact that property prices in Berlin have been increasing quicker than any other city in the world over the past few years; and is a continuation of recent research into luxury property developments in London that has produced the “private performance” series ASSET ARREST. Laura engaged in ongoing site visits during her residency, inviting different individuals to engage in site-(un?) specific conversations.
These conversations cover the guest’s own work as well as urban regeneration, the neoliberal city, housing crises, globalization, global blanding, authenticity, exclusion, and community. Through this series, she hopes to review, map, archive and intervene in the spreading of the type of “generic” luxury property developments that are marketed to a global elite.