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Eigen Terrein / Private Territory

The creative city according to creatives: praxis and plans

Onomatopee 11

We took on the topic of the 'creative city': practically addressed through installation art and discussed along commissioned writing by various cultural catalysts, urban planners, architects and more. Meanwhile we also discussed installation art on the side. These topics both resonated Eindhoven, as there was a big scene of guy’s building big stuff since there was much space, various artist run spaces and parking van’s and lorry’s was still easy and free, as all of that seemed to change with the rise of the ‘Creative city’, the Eindhoven Strijp S zone as hotspot.


Creative area’s are hot spots to-be. According to creative city spokesman Richard Florida, creative city’s gain value by the people at it’s streets. ‘Private Territory’ presents 10 installation artists, in diversity and through constructions. Architecture and citizenship are closely tied within this construction. Individual and creative citizenship will be displayed by the artists as pillars for the works to rise.

With: Antoine Stemerding, Daily Hero, Dinanda Luttikhedde, Laurent Malherbe, Martijn Rooker, Rob van de Werdt, Simon Kentgens, Susanna Ouwerkerk, Walter Van Broekhuizen, Wouter Huis. Writers: A.C.G. Vianen, Anja Novak, Charles Esche, Edwin van Onna, Eugene Franken, Gert Wijlage, Harrie van Helmond, Freek Lomme and Vivian van Saaze


‘Private Territory’ will be displayed through the perspective of the autonomous, self realising attitude of the artists. This self realisation moves within the context of a urban area in development, more specific a creative urban area in development. The installation artworks will be constructed in direct and playful relation to the creative city in general, as concept, and in specific in relation to Strijp S, as creative city in development.
A question that rose parallel to the development of Strijp S asks for the motives and motion that individual, creative entrepreneurs undertake and prefer in relation to the developing creative city, since these people are the basis for the creative dynamics that should evolve out of the promise it proposes. These people will finally carry the city as a whole.

By there active and playful installations, the artists will posit themselves. These positions are open for public encounters and experiences and can, above all, be interpreted with the developing city in mind. Private Territory and collective interest will mingle within the creative domain.

Starting with an autonomous stance, ‘Private Territory’ displays how creative dynamics can manifest through a buttom-up perspective.

In a ‘Private Territory’ local paper several writers will display some further contexts of this topic.