Aarhus School of Architecture

Byens Angst – research and exhibition by Thomas Hilbert


War, politics and the city have historically always been interrelated. As Paul Virilio pinpoints, there is not only an etymological connection between polemics, politics and polis. Recent forms of asymmetrical warfare or terrorism have also had consequences on the formation of space and architecture in cities around the world.
City of Fear and Fear of the City is a research project by associate professor Thomas Hilbert that thematically investigates the topic City of Fear – Fear of the City through explorations into the dark allies and underpasses of Aarhus. Securizing and martializing the city through protective infrastructure and surface hardening as well as surveillance and control are topics addressed.