Florian Freier

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The moving city (ongoing project)

 
    An ongoing project documenting change of urban spaces by matching street view construction sites with GPS located AirBNB interiors.

The omnipresent bags of construction waste are becoming sculptures celebrating the new, but also monuments for the old that is carried away with them at the same time.


A Selection of 100 photographs has been published as a limited edition print on demand photobook and is also available to read online.





The Moving City is based on a scraped dataset of about 17.000 GPS coordinates collected and provided by insideairbnb.com (explore the data)





































While recent developments radically changed the way we live and travel, in a much less obvious way it also changed the structure of the places we go.

In Barcelona, as one of the fastest changing places of this process, silent evidence can be found on the streets. For each apartment that is cleaned out for transformation a bag of construction waste marks the spot outside of the door.

Based on a dataset with GPS positions of about 17.000 Airbnb interiors in Barcelona "The Moving City" is revealing a view into the apartments behind these streetview construction sites.



The Moving City is currently nominated for the Munich Prize of Photography, previously awarded among others to photographers Katharina Gaenssler, Thomas Demand and Barbara Probst in 2007,1997 and 1994.

A Selection of 100 photographs has been published as a limited edition photobook which is also available to read online (scroll down).

„The Moving City“ is not affiliated with Airbnb or any of the hosts that appear in this project. In respect of privacy all interior images are used without revealing any original names and locations. All quoted images are used for research and educational purposes only.



 

   

Related links and data:

"Florian Freier hat in Barcelona zur Abholung bereitgestellte Schuttsäcke fotografiert und dann per GPS das nächstgelegene Airbnb-Angebot gesucht. Unter den 17.000 Treffern lagen verdammt viele nah beieinander."
Evelyn Vogel, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 04.2018

"Florian Freier juxtaposes Street View images of packaged rubble in Barcelona with interiors of GPS-tracked Airbnb pictures (...) and thus documents the city's hidden rebuilding in a new way."
Urs Stahel, Magazine L. Fritz, 08.2018

Collection of downloadable Airbnb data from cities around the world
http://insideairbnb.com/get-the-data.html

Data Visualisation of Airbnb in Barcelona through the years
http://www.dwarshuis.com/various/airbnb/barcelona








Exhibition views at Hangar Studios, Barcelona ES, 07.2017





The Moving City is based on a scraped dataset of about 17.000 GPS coordinates collected and provided by insideairbnb.com (explore the data)










A selection of 100 images has been published as a limited edition print on demand photobook.
108 pages. Available via email and at selected stores and festivals. Click the preview to browse online.






Disclaimer:
„The Moving City“ is not affiliated with Airbnb or any of the hosts that appear in this project. In respect of privacy all interior images are used without revealing any original names and locations. All quoted images are used for research and educational purposes only.

This project was realized with the Hangar.org studio residency program. Barcelona 2016 / 2017




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Selected Press
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Cached Landscapes
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