Aesthetics Of Exclusion
Latest project
Which aesthetics do we associate with gentrification? StreetSwipe let’s the audience determine if they think a photo of a storefront of bar should be classified as ‚gentrified’. While swiping, different cities, streets, years and neighborhoods will be compared on a live webpage that functions as a scoreboard. The subjective input of different groups of users will be used to train different computer models that can recognize and generate images that are perceived as gentrified.
13th October '19
News
News | 22nd September '20

Dutch newspaper NRC featured StreetSwipe in the news paper of 22nd of September 2020. Which aesthetics do we associate with gentrification? StreetSwipe…

News | 7th September '20

Please listen to the Podcast MENS of magazine Vrij Nederland where journalist Sander Pleij interviewed Sjoerd ter Borg about Aesthetics of Exclusion. 

News | 18th August '20

Which aesthetics do we associate with gentrification? StreetSwipe let’s the audience determine if they think a photo of a storefront of bar…

Articles
14th August '19

Since 2005 several companies, such as Google, Microsoft, Baidu and Kakao (Daum), started to develop systems to digitally map urban and rural areas across the world, using various types of vehicles and cameras to create 360° views, creating a growing visual urban archive. In Amsterdam we stumbled across two StreetView…

Article
1st October '18

It is over a decade ago that Richard Florida introduced the “rise of the creative class”. If decaying cities wanted to survive, they had to open cool bars, shabby-chic coffee shops, and art venues that attract young, educated, and tolerant residents. Eventually, the mysterious alchemy of the creative economy would…

Article
Projects
Project | 13th October '19

Which aesthetics do we associate with gentrification? StreetSwipe let’s the audience determine if they think a photo of a storefront of bar…

Project | 13th October '19

What traces do we leave online when we visit the city? And how do these traces seduce us into exploring sameness? In…

Project | 28th September '19

Contrary to popular belief, it is not the human species that selects the houseplant to furnish the domestic environment; it is the

Project | 27th September '19

“Should I classify the luxuriant growth of objects as we do a flora or fauna, complete with tropical and glacial species, sudden

Project | 27th September '19

Bias is a collection of the mobile location data history of the artist Sjoerd ter Borg. Automatically downloaded Street View images of…

Project | 27th September '19

Blindspot is a webfilm that shows a videoloop of the Street View images of the neigbourhood Ikseon-dong (익선동) which were recorded for…