A visual introduction to the urban concept of Urban Prostheses. A result of a personal sensation and a following research taking Eindhoven as a case study.
Urban Discomfort is the feeling of
displacement evoked by the spatial
or social constraints within a given
Such spatial and social constraints
can be the result of historical and
economical events that disrupted
the fabric of the urban environment.
Especially large-scale [re]construc-
tions – either in response to a change
in economical circumstances,
or to mend the damages of war or
natural disasters – can have a strong
impact on the 'natural' urban sprawl,
but also on the social interaction.
Urban Prostheses are physical objects, mostly found on the border between public and private space, that are applied to compensate for deficits within predetermined [generic] urban environments. Urban Prostheses are not just transforming the appearance of a space, they also challenge the intended program and the inherent ideas behind the construction of that urban area.
Alter Ego / Urban Discomfort Exhibition. A visual introduction to the urban concept of Urban Prostheses. A result of a personal sensation and a following research taking Eindhoven as a case study.