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Organisations, associations, interest groups and activists
ACFNY Gallery and Wien Kultur
Invited to participate at the Our House exhibition, WochenKlausur decided to initiate and organise a series of presentations from organisations, associations, interest groups and activists dealing with issues of housing and urban built environment in New York City. They decided to look at contemporary positions and practices on the topic of â€˜spaceâ€™ in New York. By handing over their exhibition space to local organisations focusing on this issue, it was possible to present a variety of agendas such as housing, public space and urban built environment on a central city spot.
The aim was to support the associations with the infrastructure and facilities of the institution. Some looked for exhibition space, some for a room to hold a workshop, others launched a film festival or held a fundraising event.
WochenKlausur set up an office in the ACFNY Gallery's Upper Mezzanine, where several meetings with New York-based associations, interest groups, and activists took place. Each of the organisations was invited to use the space for one or two weeks for their purposes.