places en relation
project initiated by civic city (ruedi and vera baur) in collaboration with the head-genève and the theater of saint gervais
final exhibition hors pistes @ saint georges centre pompidou
project management, coordination and organization, concept and design, workshop lead by danielle rosales with the help of odyssée khorsandian
collaborating schoolsNew School, New York Iscam, Antananarivo ELISAVA, Barcelona HCU, Hamburg Burg Giebichenstein, Halle ETH, Urban Think— Tank, Zürich, Bogota Head - Geneve, Universite Strasbourg, EnSAD Paris, Usek, Beirut CCCC, Cairo +Studio, Sao Paulo New Media Art of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technologies, Warschau
In a world where a large majority of the population lives and works in cities, the role and responsibilities of them are bigger every day. Perhaps more aware of global interdependencies, often more open and progressive than nations, they start to connect, to talk in synergy about the great challenges of our planet. In same time, are constantly growing and citizens are henceforth in front of giant administrations, hard to afford. In this prospect, Civic city decide to focus on the "public space", like a new type of proximity common area, during the 2017-18 year.
The new socials roles of these spaces, their symbolic sizes in politics fight, become more and more obvious. In this way, can we consider them in relation to the democratic issues of this futur urban? We want to analyse them again, like they are not the object of others studies. How can we cross urbanists knowledges, with others point of view, thinking about the ephemeral, the atmosphere or the unquantifiable, like the virtual? How connect places, not just with what's next, but with network of digital information, social and ecological knowledge? How to remember, how to define and show the future? So, how analyse a place today?
How show its particularities, its history, its social reality, its pace, its atmosphere, of its life? How describe, measure, feel it or compare? How study different places, connect in different cities ? How organize reflexions with different points of view?