In Land - Country Life in the Urban Age, Noorderlicht looks at the consequences of urbanisation on the countryside. Simultaneously, Warzone, an exhibition examining the experience of war on the part of soldiers dispatched to conflict areas, is to be seen in the Blokhuispoort.
Land – Country Life in the Urban Age
Since the beginning of the 21st century, more than half of the world's population lives in cities. What are the consequences of this shift for the countryside? Is it possible, against all economic logic, to accord new value to rural life?
On the basis of work by top photographers including Ad van Denderen, Martin Specht, Paul Seawright, Peter van Agtmael and Antonin Kratochvil, Warzone pauses to examine the experience of soldiers who have been dispatched to conflict areas in recent history.
Land is the first part of a diptych about the consequenses of the worldwide urbanisation. Part 2, Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age was held 2011 in Groningen.
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Country Life in the Urban Age
Since the beginning of the 21st century, over half the world's population now dwell in cities. What are the consequences of this shift? Can the countryside survive the economic, demographic, cultural and ecological ravages of this abandonment?View exhibition >>
Exhibition and book
Verdun, Omaha Beach, Hamburger Hill, Srebrenica, Mogadishu, Fallujah: names of places that are lodged deep in our collective memory. Places where the once serene landscape was transformed into a battlefield, where young men and women fought for their beliefs, politics or ideals, where they lost their innocence, and sometimes their lives.
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