Flagship Species 2005

Our contribution to the magazine DWIAWHGI issued by Plaatsmaken Arnhem was centred around the question whether or not Arnhem as a city would benefit from hosting the fashion biennial (A large scale fashion festival financed with most of the city’s culture funding). In the article we compared the biennial to a Panda that as a flagship specie is recruited to lift the image of, in this case, a city.
City-image-building is all the rage, but does not always do the resident artists justice, since it usually costs the smaller low profile initiatives.

Flagship species / D.w.i.a.w.h.g.i.#3