publicatie: commonness
publicatie: commonness
2009 - 2010 For the series Commonness I've portrayed the cities Bordeaux, Kosice, Mechelen, Plzen and Mons all European cities that aspire to the title of European Capital of Culture. The resulting pictures display a similarity between the different cities, a discovery both surprising and unsettling since the cities compete for the title with distinctive assets. And yet, here they are shown to be overwhelmingly homogenous.

publication commonnessorder here : 21 x 27 centimeter / 32 + 8 pp. / published by Fw: 2009 / designed by Hans Gremmen / text by Martino Tattara (English)

download – martino tattara text : A Cross-section of Genericity and Commonality Towards a Vocabulary for the European City