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04.06.

2009 JESKO FEZER UND


19:00 UHR MATTHIAS GÖRLICH
VON CIVIC-CITY
DESIGN2CONTEXT IM GESPRÄCH MIT
AUF DEM DEM URBANISTEN
DESIGNMAI,BERLIN UND AUTOR

MARKUS MIESSEN
Markus Miessen is an architect, spatial consultant Biennials. Miessen has taught internationally at
and writer based in Berlin. In various collabora- institutions such as the Architectural Association,
tions, Miessen has published books such as East Columbia, and MIT. In 2008, he consulted the
Coast Europe (Sternberg Press, 2008), The Slovenian Consulate NY during Slovenia’s
Violence of Participation (Sternberg Press, presi-dency of the EU Council. He initiated and
2007), With/Without (Bidoun, 2007), Did Someone now directs the AA Winter School Middle East and
Say Participate? (MIT, 2006), and Spaces of is currently a Visiting Professor at the Berlage
Uncertainty (Müller+Busmann, 2002). His work Institute in Rotterdam.
has been exhibited and published widely,
including at the Lyon, Venice, and Shenzhen www.studiomiessen.com; www.noffice.eu

Welche Städte wünschen wir uns für die verschiedenen Öffentlichkeiten und partizipa- Das Institut Design2context bietet einmalig Ritual- und Zukunftsforscher, Historiker,
Zukunft—nach dem hyperliberalen Desaster? tive Anliegen transformieren zunehmend das ab Herbstsemester 2009/2010 diesen Stadtverwalter, Politiker–gemeinsame
Feld des Urban Design. Disziplinäre Grenzen Postgraduierten-Kurs an, der in ein umfang- Untersuchungen anstellen und neue Betrach-
Mit welchen Mitteln des Designs könnten weichen auf und Architekten, Stadtplaner und reiches Forschungsprojekt und in die weiteren tungsweisen zur Gestaltung der Stadt
wir solche Städte mitentwickeln? Designer suchen die wechselseitigen Kompe- Postgraduiertenprogramme (CAS, MAS) des entwickeln, einüben und praktizieren. Der Kurs
tenzen. Institutes eingebettet ist. Er folgt den Kursen ist offen für alle, die an einem «anderen
Wer ist wie und wann an der Gestaltung «Vom Lallen zu visuellen Sprachsystemen» Urbanen» mitwirken möchten.
dieser künftigen Städte beteiligt? Daraus ergeben sich neue Untersuchungs- (2005), «Urban Identity and Design» (2006),
felder: Was sind die bisherigen Rollen der «Multiplicity and visual Identities» (2007) Zehn dreitägige Expertenkolloquien mit
Das sind vorausgehende allgemeine Fragen, Disziplinen und worin bestehen ihre spezifi- und ist angelehnt an das bewährte Modell des internationalen Referenten flankieren das
die wir im Rahmen dieses ersten Kurses mit schen Kompetenzen? Wie wurde und wird CAS «Desorientierung/Orientierung», der transdisziplinäre Programm. Ein Forschungs-
dem Titel «Civic-City» zunächst fokussieren die Stadt geplant und entwickelt? Welches mit zwei Publikationen 2008/2009 im Lars team des Instituts für Designforschung
auf die Rolle des Designs—im spezifischen des sind die Rahmenbedingungen für die Müller Verlag abschliesst. untersucht und erprobt parallel exemplarisch
Kommunikationsdesigns—im Austausch mit neuen Kollaborationsinteressen? In welcher das Potential des Designs. Synergetisch
Stadtplanungen. Stärker prozessual angelegte Form bekommt gerade das Design eine Dieser CAS Civic City ist als Labor angelegt, werden kontinuierlich die Teilnehmer des
Gestaltungsformate, häufig kurzfristige neue Aufgabe bei der Entwicklung öffentlicher in dem Spezialisten unterschiedlicher Kurses mit dem Forschungsteam in Austausch
Interventionen in Stadträume, die Notwendig- und privater Räume—insbesondere Disziplinen aus Theorie und Praxis–wie gebracht. Ein Ziel ist die Publikation aus-
keit der Kommunikation und Transparenz des Urbanen. Was macht diesen design- beispielsweise Designer, Architekten, gewählter Ergebnisse der Forschungen und
der Eingriffe in die Stadt gegenüber den spezifischen Blickwinkel aus? Stadtplaner, Soziologen, Anthropologen, Seminare.

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Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK
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www.design2context.ch
Forschungspartner
01.07.2009 Welche Städte wünschen wir uns
für die Zukunft

17:30 UHR nach dem
hyperliberalen Desaster?

Mit welchen Mitteln des Designs


könnten wir solche Städte
mitentwickeln?

INFO-SESSION Wer ist wie und wann


an der Gestaltung dieser künftigen Städte
CIVIC CITY beteiligt?

Das sind vorausgehende allgemeine Fra- schen Kompetenzen? Wie wurde und wird die
Stadt geplant und entwickelt? Welches sind die

INSTITUT
gen, die wir im Rahmen des ersten Kurses
mit dem Titel «Civic-City» zunächst fokussie- Rahmenbedingungen für die neuen Kollabora-
ren auf die Rolle des Designs—im spezifi- tionsinteressen? In welcher Form bekommt
schen des Kommunika-tionsdesigns—im gerade das Design eine neue Aufgabe bei der
Entwicklung öffentlicher und privater Räume—

DESIGN2CONTEXT
Austausch mit Stadtplanungen. Stärker
prozessual angelegte Gestaltungsformate, insbesondere des Urbanen. Was macht diesen
häufig kurzfristige Interventionen in Stadträu- designspezifischen Blickwinkel aus? 
me, die Notwendigkeit der Kommunikation

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und Transparenz der Eingriffe in die Stadt ge-
genüber den verschiedenen Öffentlichkei-
ten und partizipative Anliegen transformie-
ren zunehmend das Feld des Urban Design.

ZÜRICH Disziplinäre Grenzen weichen auf


und Architekten, Stadtplaner und Designer su-
chen die wechselseitigen Kompetenzen.
Daraus ergeben sich neue Untersuchungsfel-
der: Was sind die bisherigen Rollen der Diszip-
linen und worin bestehen ihre spezifi-

Das Institut Design2context bietet einmalig ist offen für alle, die an einem «anderen
ab Herbstsemester 2009/2010 diesen Urbanen» mitwirken möchten.
Postgraduierten-Kurs an, der in ein umfang-
reiches Forschungsprojekt und in die weiteren Zehn dreitägige Expertenkolloquien mit
Postgraduiertenprogramme (CAS, MAS) des internationalen Referenten flankieren das
Institutes eingebettet ist. Er folgt den Kursen transdisziplinäre Programm. Ein Forschungs-
«Vom Lallen zu visuellen Sprachsystemen» team des Instituts für Designforschung
(2005), «Urban Identity and Design» (2006), untersucht und erprobt parallel exemplarisch
«Multiplicity and visual Identities» (2007) das Potential des Designs. Synergetisch
und ist angelehnt an das bewährte Modell des werden kontinuierlich die Teilnehmer des
CAS «Desorientierung/Orientierung», der Kurses mit dem Forschungsteam in Austausch
mit zwei Publikationen 2008/2009 im Lars gebracht. Ein Ziel ist die Publikation aus-
Müller Verlag abschliesst. gewählter Ergebnisse der Forschungen und
Seminare.
Dieser CAS Civic City ist als Labor angelegt,
in dem Spezialisten unterschiedlicher Auf der Civic-City Internetseite
Disziplinen aus Theorie und Praxis–z.B. http://civic-city.zhdk.ch
Designer, Architekten, Stadtplaner, Soziologen, können Sie sich über den aktuellen Stand
Anthropologen, Ritual- und Zukunftsforscher, des Kursprogramms informieren und weitere
Historiker, Stadtverwalter, Politiker–gemein- Hintergründe zu diesem Projekt einsehen.
same Untersuchungen anstellen und neue
Betrachtungsweisen zur Gestaltung der Stadt
entwickeln, einüben und praktizieren. Der Kurs

Design2context
Institut für Designforschung der
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK
Hafnerstrasse 39, Postfach
CH-8031 Zürich 5
T: +41 43 446 62 02
www.design2context.ch
Forschungspartner
SALON FLORIAN WALZEL
DE RECHERCHE Martina Fineder,
CIVIC CITY Thomas Geisler,
Felix Janssen
CIVISME IN DESIGN AND
Ruedi Baur,
28. 10. 09 / 17:00 Miguel Robles-
THEATERHAUS Duran,
GESSNERALLE, P3, Jesko Fezer
GESSNERALLEE 8,
ZURICH

What is the city of the present, parency of the interferences Florian Walzel Design2context
and what cities do we wish for? into the city (opposite the Communication Designer and Institute for Designresearch
different publicness), as Researcher, based in Berlin and Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
What means are needed to participatory concerns are Halle. Hafnerstrasse 39, Postfach
develop these? increasingly transforming the CH-8031 Zürich 5
field of urban design. Discipli- Martina Fineder and T: +41 43 446 62 02
Who is involved and when? nary borders set the course Thomas Geisler www.design2context.ch
and architects, town planners Atelier Sterreich Wien, Inititators
and designers look for the of the Victor Papanek Archive
Those preceding are some mutual competencies, opening based at the Hochschule für
general questions for the up new fields of inquiry. angewandte Kunst in Vienna
framework of the first course In the context of ten three-day-
titled «Civic City–The Role of long modules, experts of Felix Janssens
Design for a Social City» different disciplines, along with Creative Director Total Identity,
initially focusing on the role a guest advisory, bring together Amsterdam
of Design— specifically different points of view in
Communication Design—in relation to the specific module Ruedi Baur
exchange with urban planning. topic. Each individual course Director Design2Context, ZHdK,
day is dedicated to separate Integral Ruedi Baur Paris
Due to more process design focuses.
scale formats and often short Miguel Robles-Duran
term interventions in urban For more information, please Cohabitation Strategies, TU Delft
spaces, there is a need for visit: and Berlage Institute, Rotterdam
communication and a trans- http://civic-city.zhdk.ch
Jesko Fezer
An-Architektur and Pro-QM,
Berlin
What is the city of the present, parency of the interferences Margarete von Lupin aktuellen zweijährigen Unter- Design2context
and what cities do we wish for? into the city (opposite the Margarete von Lupin, Zürich. suchung „Bauten/bauen“ über Institute for Designresearch
different publicness), as Freie Journalistin, Moderatorin, die künftigen Aufgaben von Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
What means are needed to participatory concerns are Autorin. Margarete von Lupin Architektur und Städtebau, initi- Hafnerstrasse 39, Postfach
develop these? increasingly transforming the ist Mitglied von Design2context, iert vom Lehrstuhl Prof. Dr. Marc CH-8031 Zürich 5
field of urban design. Discipli- Institut für Designforschung Angélil, ETH Zürich. Margarete T: +41 43 446 62 02
Who is involved and when? nary borders set the course der ZHdK sowie Dozentin im De- v. Lupin studierte Ethnologie www.design2context.ch
and architects, town planners partment der Visuellen Kommu- an der LMU München und FU
and designers look for the nikation, ZHdK. Sie untersucht Berlin; Multimedia-Produktion
Those preceding are some mutual competencies, opening Dialogformate im Dienste von an der FH Weingarten/Akademie
general questions for the up new fields of inquiry. Projektentwicklungen, vornehm- für Medien und Design; Design
framework of the first course In the context of ten three-day- lich in den Bereichen Design, Culture am Design2context/
titled «Civic City–The Role of long modules, experts of Architektur und Städtebau. Sie ZHdK. Sie arbeitete über lange
Design for a Social City» different disciplines, along with führt journalistische Interviews Jahre im Filmbereich und veröf-
initially focusing on the role a guest advisory, bring together sowie Interviews für qualitative fentlichte zahlreiche Interviews
of Design— specifically different points of view in Forschungen durch. Margarete in verschiedenen Publikationen,
Communication Design—in relation to the specific module von Lupin ist eine der Intervie- Zeitungen, Magazinen sowie im
exchange with urban planning. topic. Each individual course werinnen und Autorinnen der Radio.
day is dedicated to separate
Due to more process design focuses.
scale formats and often short
term interventions in urban For more information, please
spaces, there is a need for visit:
communication and a trans- http://civic-city.zhdk.ch

DIALOG SALON
PARTIZIPATION DE RECHERCHE
MODERATION CIVIC CITY
KOOPERATION

MARGARETE 18. 11. 09 / 17:00


VON LUPIN ZÜRCHER HOCH-
SCHULE DER KÜNSTE
AUSSTELLUNGSSTR.
RAUM SQ503
THE POLITICS
OF
OPEN-ENDED DESIGN
MANUEL RAEDER

SALON
Manuel Raeder What is the city of the present, field of urban design. Discipli-
Manuel Raeder is a designer and what cities do we wish nary borders set the course
who lives and works in Berlin. for? and architects, town planners
His main focus lies in close and designers look for the

DE RECHERCHE
collaborations with artists, What means are needed to mutual competencies, opening
plants, scientists, parrots, develop these? up new fields of inquiry.
fashion designers, printers, In the context of ten three-
interns, librarians, curators, Who is involved and when? day-long modules, experts of
rappers, photocopiers, book different disciplines, along
binders, none professionals with a guest advisory, bring
and theorists. Those preceding are some together different points of
His work has a wide range of general questions for the view in relation to the specific

19. 11. 09 / 18:00


formats exploring the bounda- framework of the first course module topic. Each individual
ries between exhibitions, titled «Civic City–The Role of course day is dedicated to
ephemera, books, type design, Design for a Social City» separate focuses.
editing, publishing to furniture initially focusing on the role of

INSTITUT
design. Manuel has held work- Design— specifically Commu- For more information visit:
shops at the Ecole nationale nication Design—in exchange http://civic-city.zhdk.ch
supérieure des arts décoratifs, with urban planning.
Paris, University of Toulouse le

DESIGN2CONTEXT,
Mirail, Centro diseno, Mexico Due to more process design
City and the Hochschule für scale formats and often short
bildende Künste, Hamburg. term interventions in urban Design2context
spaces, there is a need for Institute for Designresearch
communication and a trans- Zürcher Hochschule der
parency of the interferences
into the city (opposite the
different publicness), as
participatory concerns are
Künste
Hafnerstrasse 39, Postfach
CH-8031 Zürich 5
T: +41 43 446 62 02
HAFNERSTR. 39
1. STOCK LINKS
increasingly transforming the www.design2context.ch
ABOUT AXEL
THE JOHN
REPRESENTATION WIEDER
OF
CITIES SALON
IN DE
THE RECHERCHE
EXHIBITION CIVIC
SPACE CITY

16.12.09
Axel John Wieder (2004-5) and a research fellow Design2context
(*1971 in Stuttgart) is the artistic at the Peabody-Essex-Museum, Institute for Designresearch
director of Künstlerhaus Stutt- Salem/Massachusetts. He was Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
gart. He studied art history and teaching at Bauhaus University Hafnerstrasse 39, Postfach

17:00
cultural studies in Cologne and in Weimar and Det Jyske Kunst- CH-8031 Zürich 5
Berlin. In 1999, he co-founded akademi in Arhus. Since 1990 T: +41 43 446 62 02
together with Katja Reichard he had solo and group exhibi- www.design2context.ch
and Jesko Fezer the bookshop tions with Jesko Fezer, among
Pro qm, which also serves as an others at Frankfurter Kunstv-
experimental platform for events erein, Museum Fridericianum
and presentations in art and in Kassel, Kunstverein München
urbanism. For the 3rd Berlin and the 9th Istanbul Biennial,

CORNER
Biennale 2004, he organized a since 1999 with Pro qm, at
thematic section about the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst
urban development in Berlin Leipzig, Museum für Gestaltung
after the fall of the wall, together Zürich and Kunsthaus Dresden

COLLEGE
with Jesko Fezer. As a curator, and others. He is frequently
he was project manager for the writing on architecture and
exhibition project «Now and ten exhibitions for Texte zur Kunst,
years ago» for KW Institute for 032c, Springerin, Frieze, Arch+

LANGSTRASSE 84
Contemporary Art in Berlin and other publications.

ZÜRICH
What is the city of the present, Due to more process design long modules, experts of
and what cities do we wish for? scale formats and often short different disciplines, along with
term interventions in urban a guest advisory, bring together
What means are needed to spaces, there is a need for different points of view in
develop these? communication and a trans- relation to the specific module
parency of the interferences topic. Each individual course
Who is involved and when? into the city (opposite the day is dedicated to separate
different publicness), as focuses.
Those preceding are some participatory concerns are
general questions for the increasingly transforming the For more information, visit:
framework of the first course field of urban design. Discipli- http://civic-city.zhdk.ch
titled «Civic City–The Role of nary borders set the course
Design for a Social City» and architects, town planners
initially focusing on the role and designers look for the
of Design– specifically Commu- mutual competencies, opening
nication Design–in exchange up new fields of inquiry.
with urban planning. In the context of ten three-day-
The first Civic City Display in the included work by London This event is part of «Civic City–
Showcases of Corner College is graphic designer and publisher The Role of Design for a Social
centered around the question of Zak Kyes. Around the same time City», a postgraduate program
a critical representation of urban in 2009, both exhibitions were focusing on the role of Design
issues. It presents graphic works concerned in different ways with in exchange with urban planning
by Zak Kyes and Metahaven. imaginary merged cities as a http://civic-city.zhdk.ch
  phenomenon of globalization.
“Graphic Design for and Against The works of Metahaven and Zak In close cooperation with
Cities” refers to the research Kyes deal with the potentials of MAS Designculture, Institute
exhibition by the Amsterdam visual communication in the re- Design2Context
based design collective Meta- presentation of such cities as
haven «Stadtstaat. A Scenario well as with the possibility of Design2context
for Merging Cities», previously graphic critiques of strategies Institute for Designresearch
shown in Künstlerhaus Stuttgart for urban marketing and its Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
and Casco, Utrecht, and the image politics. Hafnerstrasse 39, Postfach
group exhibition «Dubai Düssel- CH-8031 Zürich 5
dorf» at Kunstverein für die T: +41 43 446 62 02
Rheinlande und Westfalen, which www.design2context.ch

EXHIBITION
17.12.2009–10.01.09
SALON DE RECHERCHE & OPENING
17.12.09, 20:00
VENUE
CORNER COLLEGE, LANGSTRASSE 84, ZU RICH
AN ATLAS
OF RADICAL CARTOGRAPHY
PRESENTED BY CIVIC CITY

SALON DE RECHERCHE CIVIC CITY

LIZE MOGEL
ALEXIS BHAGAT
MATTHIAS GÖRLICH

13.01.2010—17:00
CORNER COLLEGE
LANGSTRASSE 84 ZÜRICH

« ...to make maps is to organize ‹An Atlas of Radical Cartography› with ten accompanying essays
oneself, to generate new makes its premise on under- by New York-based artists Lize
connections and to be able to mining the claim of mapping as Mogel and Alexis Bhagat.
transform the material and an objective representation of As a traveling exhibition, it was
immaterial conditions in which the world. Instead, the project called in and reset anew at
we find ourselves immersed. understands mapping as a tool several institutes in the United
It isn’t the territory but it for reconstructing our society States. Now, for the exhibtion
definitely produces territory.» and political sphere against the at Whitespace in Zurich, the
dominant pictures of the world collection of maps had been
From An Atlas of Radical that are often represented updated and extended to put a
Cartography (Journal of or made invisible by «falsogra- stronger focus on the changes
Aesthetics & Protest Press, phers» (Olivier Rolin). In this of the world after the neoliberal
2007) radical cartography converge crisis. Those maps take on a
diverse practices such as art, range of pressing social and
critical theories, architectural & political issues from globaliza-
graphic designs and activism, tion and economic inequity to
Institute Design2Context is share interests in re-mapping diverse urban concerns, in the
pleased to present ‹An Atlas the world collectively. process creating new imaginary
of Radical Cartography› from territories and anticipating
January, 15th 2010 until ‹An Atlas of Radical Cartography› possible actions.
February, 09th 2010 at was initiated and convened as a
Whitespace Gallery in Zurich. publication of ten maps together

What is the city of the present, Due to more process design In the context of ten three-
and what cities do we wish for? scale formats and often short day-long modules, experts of
term interventions in urban different disciplines, along with
What means are needed to spaces, there is a need for a guest advisory, bring together
develop these? communication and a trans- different points of view in
parency of the interferences relation to the specific module
Who is involved and when? into the city (opposite the topic. Each individual course
different publicness), as partici- day is dedicated to separate
Those preceding are some patory concerns are increas- focuses.
general questions for the frame- ingly transforming the field of
work of the first course titled urban design. Disciplinary For more information, visit:
«Civic City–The Role of Design borders set the course and http://civic-city.zhdk.ch
for a Social City» initially focusing architects, town planners and
on the role of Design– specifi- designers look for the mutual
cally Communication Design– competencies, opening up new
in exchange with urban planning. fields of inquiry.
14.01.2010—18:30 CORNER COLLEGE
SALON DE RECHERCHE LANGSTRASSE 84 ZÜRICH

ABOUT THE MEDIAL PHILIPPE REKACEWICZ


REPRESENTATION OF THE CITY. LIZE MOGEL
VIRTUAL, CARTOGRAPHIC, ALEXIS BHAGAT
DIAGRAMMATIC, PROCESSUAL MATTHIAS GÖRLICH

Philippe Rekacewicz Alexis Bhagat Lize Mogel Matthias Görlich


Born in 1960, Philippe Rekacewicz is double Alexis Bhagat is a writer, sound artist and Lize Mogel is an interdisciplinary artist who Matthias Görlich is a Darmstadt- and Zurich-
national French and American. He is Geogra- activist. His work is dedicated to the destruc- works with the interstices between art and based communication designer, teacher, and
pher, cartographer and journalist. After the tion of authorship and authority through the cultural geography. She inserts and distrib- researcher. In 2000, he set up his own design
completion of his study in geography at cultivation of new forms for radically poly- utes and cartographic projects into public studio as a platform for critical research,
University of Paris la Sorbone, he becomes vocal sound, transmission of promiscuous space and via publications. She is co-editor of education, and design development. He worked
in 1988 a permanent collaborator of the conversation, and obsessive never-ending the book/map collection “An Atlas of Radical on numerous international projects and
international newspaper Le Monde diploma- correspondence. He speaks and writes on Cartography” and co-curator of the exhibition consultancies including a commission by the
tique in Paris (today 70 editions in more than anarchism, cartography, cinema, sound art, “An Atlas”, which is touring nationally. She also United Nations to accompany a research and
30 languages) where he is leading the carto- peace, and language. co-curated “Genius Loci”, an exhibition of planning project for the improvement of living
graphic production. From 1996 to 2006, he His sound compositions are deployed as conceptual mappings of Los Angeles (Sci-Arc, conditions in Palestinian refugee camps.
was also heading the cartographic unit of installations, “lectures” and radio broadcasts, Los Angeles, California Museum of Photogra- Currently he is part of «Cultural Spaces»,
a relocated office of UNEP (United Nations and he frequently collaborates with the phy, Riverside). She has worked with groups a research project initiated by the Goethe
Environment Programme) in Norway (UNEP/ transmission arts organization free103point9. including the Center for Land Use Interpreta- Institutes in India. He also co-directs «Civic
GRID-Arendal). (http://free103point9.org) He also hosts a tion and the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. City», a postgraduate program on the role of
He follows particularly issues such as demo- regular program on sound, music and aural Exhibitions include the Gwangju Bienniale design in a social city based at the University
graphy, refugees and displaced persons, culture called “Speakers” on Red House Art (South Korea,) common room (NYC), Casco for the Arts, Zurich. Here he also initiated
migration and statelessness persons, as well Radio. (http://audience.redhouseartradio.org) (Utrecht), and “Experimental Geography” «White Spots Black Holes», a research-project
as environmental questions. More broadly, Alexis Bhagat is co-editor (with Lize Mogel) of (touring). She has received grants from the on the role of mapping in political contexts
geopolitics and geostrategy. Philippe Rekace- An Atlas of Radical Cartography (Journal of Jerome Foundation, the LEF Foundation, the which is located at Institute Design2Context
wicz works also on number of other project Aesthetics and Protest, 2007), co-editor (with Graham Foundation, the Los Angeles Depart- in Zurich. Matthias frequently teaches and
which bring together cartography, art and Gregory Gangemi) of Sound Generation, a ment of Cultural Affairs, and the Danish Arts lectures internationally for example at RWTH
politics, especially studying how communities, collection of interviews with contemporary Council for her work. Aachen, ZHDK Zurich, KRVIA Mumbai, Univer-
political or economical powers produce the sound artists and composers (Autonomedia, www.publicgreen.com sity Darmstadt and others.
cartographic vision of the territories on which 2010), and has organized concerts, discus- www.mgoerlich.com
they operate, And how they can manipulate an sions and “listening lounges” of sound art www.whitespotsblackholes.com
lies with maps. and phonographic work in New York, Japan,
Since 2006, he also teaches regularly at the Vermont and India. He is founder and co-
University of Bologna (Italy) in the department curator (with Lauren Rosati) of ((audience)),
of historical studies and geography). He has an organization established to provide new
since 1988, published more than 2000 original contexts for sound art that is currently What is the city of the present, Due to more process design In the context of ten three-
thematic maps, 15 atlases and written number exploring the cinema as a standardized and what cities do we wish for? scale formats and often short day-long modules, experts of
of articles which reflect research and vision platform for the diffusion of multi-channel term interventions in urban different disciplines, along with
on cartography and how to represent the sound compositions. He has served on the What means are needed to spaces, there is a need for a guest advisory, bring together
world. He also often participates to exhibits Board of Directors of the Institute for develop these? communication and a trans- different points of view in
linking cartography to art in Europe. Anarchist Studies, a grant giving body parency of the interferences relation to the specific module
supporting radical writers, and on the editorial Who is involved and when? into the city (opposite the topic. Each individual course
board of their journal, Perspectives on different publicness), as partici- day is dedicated to separate
Anarchist Theory. Those preceding are some patory concerns are increas- focuses.
http://anarchiststudies.org/perspectives general questions for the frame- ingly transforming the field of
www.nadalex.net work of the first course titled urban design. Disciplinary For more information, visit:
«Civic City–The Role of Design borders set the course and http://civic-city.zhdk.ch
for a Social City» initially focusing architects, town planners and
on the role of Design– specifi- designers look for the mutual
cally Communication Design– competencies, opening up new
in exchange with urban planning. fields of inquiry.
EXHIBITION
«...to make maps is to organize as a tool for reconstructing our stronger focus on the changes of
oneself, to generate new connec- society and political sphere against the world after the neoliberal crisis.
tions and to be able to transform the dominant pictures of the world Those maps take on a range of
the material and immaterial that are often represented or made pressing social and political issues
conditions in which we find ourselves invisible by «falsographers» (Olivier from globalization and economic
immersed. It isn’t the territory but it Rolin). In this radical cartography inequity to diverse urban concerns,
definitely produces territory.» converge diverse practices such as in the process creating new

AN ATLAS
art, critical theories, architectural & imaginary territories and anticipat-
From An Atlas of Radical Cartography graphic designs and activism, share ing possible actions.
(Journal of Aesthetics & Protest interests in re-mapping the world
Press, 2007) collectively. An Atlas of Radical Cartography

OF RADICAL
presented by Civic City
‹An Atlas of Radical Cartography› Whitespace, Militärstrasse 76, Zürich
was initiated and convened as a

CARTOGRAPHY
Institute Design2Context is pleased publication of ten maps together From 15.01.2010 until 09.02.2010
to present ‹An Atlas of Radical with ten accompanying essays by open every Tuesday and Friday,
Cartography› from January, 15th New York-based artists Lize Mogel 4pm to 7pm and on appointment.
2010 till February, 9thth 2010 at and Alexis Bhagat. As a traveling

PRESENTED
Whitespace Gallery in Zurich. exhibition, it was called in and
‹An Atlas of Radical Cartography› reset anew at several institutes in
makes its premise on undermining the United States. Now, for the
the claim of mapping as an objective exhibtion at Whitespace in Zurich,

BY CIVIC CITY representation of the world. Instead,


the project understands mapping
the collection of maps had been
updated and extended to put a

AT WHITESPACE
MILITÄRSTRASSE 76
What is the city of the present, into the city (opposite the different
and what cities do we wish for? publicness), as participatory con-
cerns are increasingly transforming
What means are needed to develop the field of urban design. Discipli-

ZÜRICH
these? nary borders set the course
and architects, town planners and
Who is involved and when? designers look for the mutual
competencies, opening up new fields
Those preceding are some general of inquiry.
questions for the framework of
the first course titled «Civic City– In the context of ten three-day-

15.01.2010
The Role of Design for a Social City» long modules, experts of different
initially focusing on the role of disciplines, along with a guest
Design– specifically Communication advisory, bring together different
Design–in exchange with urban points of view in relation to the

UNTIL planning.
Due to more process design scale
formats and often short term
specific module topic. Each individual
course day is dedicated to separate
focuses.

09.02.2010
interventions in urban spaces, there
is a need for communication and a For more information, visit:
transparency of the interferences http://civic-city.zhdk.ch

OPENING Philippe Rekacewicz


Born in 1960, Philippe Rekacewicz is
double national French and American.
He is Geographer, cartographer and
an exhibition of conceptual mappings
of Los Angeles (Sci-Arc, Los Angeles,
California Museum of Photography,
Riverside). She has worked with
provide new contexts for sound art
that is currently exploring the cinema
as a standardized platform for the
diffusion of multi-channel sound
journalist. After the completion of his groups including the Center for Land compositions. He has served on the
study in geography at University of Use Interpretation and the Journal of Board of Directors of the Institute for
Paris la Sorbone, he becomes in 1988 Aesthetics and Protest. Exhibitions Anarchist Studies, a grant giving

15.01.2010
a permanent collaborator of the inter- include the Gwangju Bienniale (South body supporting radical writers, and
national newspaper Le Monde diplo- Korea,) common room (NYC), Casco on the editorial board of their
matique in Paris (today 70 editions (Utrecht), and “Experimental Geo- journal, Perspectives on Anarchist

19:00
in more than 30 languages) where graphy” (touring). She has received Theory.
he is leading the cartographic pro- grants from the Jerome Foundation, (http://anarchiststudies.org/
duction. From 1996 to 2006, he was the LEF Foundation, the Graham perspectives )
also heading the cartographic unit Foundation, the Los Angeles Depart- www.nadalex.net
of a relocated office of UNEP (United ment of Cultural Affairs, and the
Nations Environment Programme) in Danish Arts Council for her work. Matthias Görlich
Norway (UNEP/GRID-Arendal). www.publicgreen.com Matthias Görlich is a Darmstadt-
He follows particularly issues such as and Zurich-based communication

WITH demography, refugees and displaced


persons, migration and statelessness
persons, as well as environmental
Alexis Bhagat
is a writer, sound artist and activist.
His work is dedicated to the de-
designer, teacher, and researcher.
In 2000, he set up his own design
studio as a platform for critical

PHILIPPE REKACEWICZ
questions. More broadly, geopolitics struction of authorship and authority research, education, and design
and geostrategy. Philippe Rekacewicz through the cultivation of new development. He worked on numer-
works also on number of other project forms for radically poly-vocal sound, ous international projects and
which bring together cartography, art transmission of promiscuous conver- consultancies including a commission

LIZE MOGEL
and politics, especially studying how sation, and obsessive never-ending by the United Nations to accompany
communities, political or economical correspondence. He speaks and a research and planning project for
powers produce the cartographic writes on anarchism, cartography, the improvement of living conditions

ALEXIS BHAGAT
vision of the territories on which they cinema, sound art, peace, and in Palestinian refugee camps.
operate, And how they can manipulate language. Currently he is part of «Cultural
an lies with maps. His sound compositions are deployed Spaces India», a research project
Since 2006, he also teaches regularly as installations, “lectures” and radio initiated by the Goethe Institutes

MATTHIAS GÖRLICH
at the University of Bologna (Italy) in broadcasts, and he frequently colla- in India. He also co-directs «Civic
the department of historical studies borates with the transmission arts City», a postgraduate program on
and geography). He has since 1988, organization free103point9. (http:// the role of design in a social city
published more than 2000 original free103point9.org ) He also hosts a based at the University for the Arts,
thematic maps, 15 atlases and written regular program on sound, music Zurich. Here he also initiated «White
number of articles which reflect and aural culture called “Speakers” Spots Black Holes», a research-
research and vision on cartography on Red House Art Radio. (http:// project on the role of mapping in
and how to represent the world. He audience.redhouseartradio.org ) political contexts which is located at
also often participates to exhibits Alexis Bhagat is co-editor (with Lize the Institute Design2Context in
linking cartography to art in Europe. Mogel) of An Atlas of Radical Zurich. Matthias frequently teaches
Cartography (Journal of Aesthetics and lectures internationally for
Lize Mogel and Protest, 2007), co-editor (with example at RWTH Aachen, ZHDK
Lize Mogel is an interdisciplinary Gregory Gangemi) of Sound Gene- Zurich, KRVIA Mumbai, University
artist who works with the interstices ration, a collection of interviews with Darmstadt and others.
between art and cultural geography. contemporary sound artists and www.mgoerlich.com
She inserts and distributes and composers (Autonomedia, 2010), www.whitespotsblackholes.com
cartographic projects into public and has organized concerts,
space and via publications. She is discussions and “listening lounges”
co-editor of the book/map collection of sound art and phonographic work
“An Atlas of Radical Cartography” in New York, Japan, Vermont and
and co-curator of the exhibition “An India. He is founder and co-curator
Atlas”, which is touring nationally. (with Lauren Rosati) of ((audience)),
She also co-curated “Genius Loci”, an organization established to
DESIGN Visual Statement
by Metahaven,
Visual Statement
by Lehni-Trüb, Zürich

FOR
Amsterdam/Brussels

THE
POST
NEO
LIBERAL
CITY
12.3.
Visual Statement Visual Statement
by Zak Kyes, London with by Manuel Raeder, Berlin
Chus Martínez, Barcelona
United States of Terra Incognito
The mapmaker’s third suggestion
was simply “Terra Incognita.”
The “a” of incognita is given by
the notion “terra”, but igcognito
is what offers the most here.
In-kog-nee-toh: private, obscure
to others…


13.3.
Participants
Ruedi Baur (Paris/Zurich)
Bavo (Rotterdam/Brussels) March 12th & 13th 2010 A Civic City-Conference by
Elisabeth Blum (Zurich) Zurich University of the Arts Design2context
Tom Holert (Vienna/Berlin) Auditorium Institute for Designresearch
Bernd Kniess (Hamburg/Cologne) Museum für Gestaltung Zurich University of the Arts
Margit Mayer (Berlin) Ausstellungsstrasse 60 Hafnerstrasse 39
Erik Swyngedouw (Manchester) CH–8031 Zurich CH–8031 Zurich
Nik Theodore (Chicago) www.design2context.ch
The conference language
will be English and more information:
Visual Statements
the admission is free. http://civic-city.zhdk.ch
Zak Kyes (London)
Lehni-Trüb (Zurich)
Metahaven (Amsterdam/Brussels) Supported by Media Partners Research Partners

Manuel Raeder (Berlin)