Exhibition on “Life in the Cities” in Hamburg

“Life in the Cities“ is the name of an exhibition currently held in the Deichtorhallen Hamburg. The exhibition runs until 3 March 2019 and presents photographs by Michael Wolf, which reflect on the living conditions in modern metropolises and megacities. Although there are also images of Paris, technically speaking, Europe does not have any megacities. Therefore, most photographs are of Asian cities, for example Hong Kong and Tokyo, but there are also photographs of cities like Chicago. The images and installations by Wolf not only illustrate how aspects of urban sociology, like density or overpopulation, influence the living conditions of urban dwellers. Some images rather seem like metaphors of density themselves. This is particularly pronounced in the series “Architecture of Density”. Here, I am standing in front of a housewall in the House of Photography myself…

— Susanne Rau 

Susanne Rau in front of a photograph by Michael Wolf


Cite this blog post
Susanne Rau (2019, February 4). Exhibition on “Life in the Cities” in Hamburg. Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations. Retrieved May 29, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/v3au

Susanne Rau

Susanne Rau is professor of spatial history and culture at Erfurt University. Since 2018, she is directing the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (Kollegforschungsgruppe) "Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations" (DFG, FOR 2779).

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