about us
who is Portscapescolophon

Portscapes is a Port of Rotterdam Authority initiative developed with advice from SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space) and curated by Latitudes, Barcelona.

Latitudes is a Barcelona-based [41º23’N, 2º11’E] curatorial office founded in April 2005 by Max Andrews and Mariana Cánepa Luna. Latitudes collaborates with artists and institutions in the conception, organisation and production of exhibitions, public commissions, conferences, editorial and research initiatives across local, pan-European and international situations. Latitudes is on the Editorial Board of Archive Books, Turin/Berlin, and is a curatorial advisor for APT Intelligence. www.lttds.org

The Port of Rotterdam Authority initiated Portscapes in response to the start of construction on the port expansion: Maasvlakte 2. This land reclamation in the North Sea will have a surface area of some 2,000 ha. This will enlarge the Rotterdam port, which is already by far the largest port in Europe, by 20%. The new territory of the Netherlands is primarily intended for container transhipment, the chemical industry and distribution activities. The Port of Rotterdam Authority is the manager, operator and developer of the Rotterdam port and industrial area. The ambition is to make Maasvlakte 2 the most sustainable port area in the world. www.portofrotterdam.com and www.maasvlakte2.com.

SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space) is a nationally-operating organisation that develops remarkable art projects in relation to public space. SKOR supervises and advises organisations wishing to implement art projects in a public location, and wherever necessary provides financial support. SKOR concentrates on the interaction between art, client, location and public. Projects by SKOR offer a response to socio-political changes in society and developments in contemporary art, new media, architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. Via its projects and an active public programme, SKOR aims to deliver a vital contribution to the meaning and use of public space. www.skor.nl