The 1st Bat-Yam Biennale of Landscape Urbanism focused on aspects of hospitality in daily life, that generally take place in the privacy of the home. During "Hosting", open urban space asked to replace the domestic living room.
A series of “outdoor rooms” located in open sites around the city acted as meeting points and areas for and creativity, for both hosts and guests. International and local designers, architects and artists created each outdoor room as an extension of domestic space. Local individuals and groups collaborated with the designers on different levels, inviting artists into their homes, participating in planning meetings and voicing their needs and wants.
"Hosting" welcomed thousands of visitors from Israel and abroad.
Sigal Barnir – lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design; culture of architecture and landscape researcher; independent curator.
Tamar Darel-Fossfeld – President of the Israel Association of Landscape Architects and strategic development consultant.
Yael Moria-Klain – Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology; landscape architect; independent curator.