Liz Kueneke - Urban Fabric
Liz Kueneke – “Urban Fabric”
3-5 September 2018, 12am - 7pm
Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 142 and 148
For three days (3-5 September), the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam will host “Urban Fabric”, a social art project by artist Liz Kueneke (US/ES). Focusing on Amsterdam, Kueneke will engage with passersby about hemp’s potential contribution to a more sustainable city. Come by and share your thoughts about this enormously versatile plant.
A hand-embroidered map of Amsterdam
"The Urban Fabric" is a public art project in which people participate by marking significant places into a hand-embroidered map of their city. They mark their responses to different questions by sewing symbols into the map with thread. This project has taken place around the world: in India, Morocco, Spain, Ecuador and the United States.
How to make our cities more sustainable
Amsterdam's edition will focus on the cultural impact of hemp in the city: past, present, and future. The canvas for this map is made from hemp fabric and Liz has embroidered the map with hemp thread. People are invited to come and make a mark on Liz’ map and engage with others on how hemp can be used to make our cities more sustainable. Dutch fashion-forward hemp fashion brand HoodLamb will be giving away a limited number of hemp tote bags featuring the map of the city designed by Liz at the event.
When and where
The event will take place from 3-5 September (12 am – 7 pm) both in the lobby and outside of the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, at Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148, and in front of Hempstory, at Oudezijds Achterburgwal 142.
About Liz Kueneke
Liz Kueneke investigates the relationships that people have with their environment through the use of participatory mapping activities and public interventions. She is fascinated by the human urban experience and the different layers of meaning attached to the public and private spaces that we inhabit, and how the changes taking place in our cities are affecting our lives.
Born in Chicago in 1976, she received a dual degree in Fine Arts and French Literature in 1998 from Georgetown University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Claremont Graduate University (Los Angeles) in 2001. In addition to her artistic practice, she also gives workshops to art and architecture students on psychogeography and participatory mapping. She has lived in Spain since 2003.