zURBS is an urban performance collective that experiments with participatory methods to how we can re-imagine the urban.
The collective works through artistic processes that aims to expand the way we think about, live in and imagine cities.
Through co-producing processes with various participants, zURBS aims to question and challenge any given order that directs how we think about cities and live in them by deciding what and who should be visible, sayable, hearable or not. Hence, zURBS collaborates with a range of urban groups and entities to facilitate experimental, participatory performances, workshops, exhibitions, treasure hunts, games and urban expeditions, to re-imagine urban space.
The imagination, as a way of envisioning the world, as well as experiencing and reshaping it, plays an important part in zURBS’ work – the way we think about a city and how we perceive it informs the way we act in it. This is not to say that we can change structural conditions simply by imagining them differently. However, zURBS foregrounds that cultivating the imagination can be seen as the first step towards collectively producing our cities, by playing a critical role in expressing desires for urban worlds that are radically better or different, and insisting that other worlds can be imagined and constructed.