Diana Righini has explored the city of Berlin since 2004 and observes the landscape with a camera in hand: monuments, buildings, facades, public squares, wastelands, demonstrations, in particularly how the public space is transformed through the gentrification process.
At ZK/U she proposed the photographic installation Bauen - The Right to the City as a collection of clues revealing the changes that Berlin has recently witnessed.
In the context of her residency at ZK/U, the Diana wished to synthesize various types of images and angles of view on the German capital in a participative installation allowing the spectators to manipulate these photos and to materialize their own vision of the city.
She tried to reformulate questions and alternatives to understand what is a public space ? Why it is important ? What do we need to built a common world ? What is disappeared this lasts years and what is left and will disappear soon ? How to preserve a free space ? The right to the city is a concept formulated by the Henri Lefebvre in the book « The right to the city » published the first time in 1967. He gives bases to think the difference between the use value and the exchange value and how this two values shapes our cities and even more our human relations.
This photography installation was conceived as a participative workshop where each participant could formulate point of views, problematics and tell their own experience of the city.