The transit lounge is the archetypal transit space, the point where the hyper-global + hyper-local coincide; a location which blurs traditional conceptions of geo-political boundaries, creating pockets of international space within the borders of individual nation-states. An in-between space, it exists relative to a fixed departure and arrival point, not to the area that surrounds it.

The Transit Lounge is a series of overlapping residencies for Australian and German artists and architects in Berlin. It is also a blog where themes relating to the project will develop, collaborations will be initiated and sustained, and observations on the city collected. The Transit Lounge invites you to participate in these transnational conversations by commenting on the blog.

For more information email us: transit [AT] transitlounge [DOT] org

The transit lounge is supported by Culturia and the DAZ

Friday, October 06, 2006

BIOGRAPHY: KATIE HEPWORTH

Based in Sydney, Berlin and…Katie is an artist and architect. She is interested in our interactions in public and private space, and the ways in which the disruption of these everyday behaviours can lead to a reappraisal of the urban experience. Her work aims to expose the latent conditions in the environment, the things that are taken for granted, something which is achieved by staging events and insertions, both small and large.

She is currently working on a research project, looking at how temporary art events and installations can be used as a catalyst for urban development and renewal. She is interested in ways in which spaces are transformed into identifiable places.

For the last 6 years Katie has been traversing the globe. Leaving behind and finding old friends again. This transnational existance, was the inspiration for the Transit Lounge, which she is currenlty curating with Miriam Mlecek.

3 comments:

David Cameron said...

Congrats on all your successes Katie, good to see you did architecture like you wanted to. Wish you the best in the future.

David C

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