Liberty Bridge – New Urban Horizons
Commissioner: Julia Fabényi
Curators: Kultúrgorilla (Júlia Oravecz, Éva Tornyánszki and Anna Göttler)
Exhibitors: Studio Nomad (Bence Pásztor, Soma Pongor and Dávid Tarcali)
Liberty Bridge in Budapest became a traic free space for a few months in 2016. The bridge instantly turned into a restorative place, altering the understanding of liberty and autocracy, formal and informal, public and private in a city context. The placemakers were mainly Millennials, growing up after the political changes of the late 1980s, giving the historical place a dierent function. The event draws attention to a transforming post-social mentality into a new, entitled and free enjoyment of urban public space by recent generations. What happened on the bridge? The exhibition examines fundamental urbanistic issues based on the ideology-free occupation of the bridge. What makes a public space free? How does a city bridge become a symbol of freedom? How can we change our own identity by transforming our city? How an image of a tram route covered by yoga mats can challenge our view of public spaces? The exhibition aims to create an innovative viewpoint within the Hungarian pavilion, allowing for a liberating experience of new perspectives.