Due to road works in the neighbourhood, one of the most beautiful
danube bridges, Liberty Bridge in Budapest was closed for a few months in the
summer of 2016. Car and tram traffic ceased, and several city residents started
to use the space. Most of the “occupiers” were members of the Y generation
having grown up after the political changes, who began using the historic space
freely, and reformulated the relations of city and freedom, formal and informal
usage, public and private spaces.
What happened on the bridge? The exhibition of Kultúrgorilla and Studio Nomad examines essential urbanistic issues based on the ideology-free
occupation of the Liberty Bridge. What does a free public space mean? How does
a bridge act as a medium of freedom? How does the spontaneous occupation of
public space influence urban planners and architects? The exhibition redefines
the free spaces of the Hungarian Pavilion allowing for a liberating experience
of making space.
The exhibition “Liberty Bridge – New Urban Horizons” is organized
by Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art within the framework of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale Di Venezia. The exhibition
was open from May 26 to November 25, 2018.
Organizer and Publisher: Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art Curator: Kultúrgorilla
Architects: Studio Nomad Supported by Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities Graphic design: de_form