I´m currently curating the blog of a wonderful project: MODE:BLOCK. It`s a cultural festival in the blocks of council flats which is dedicated to fashion this year. In addition to workshops, lectures and a POP-UP store, a selected few of photographers are documenting inhabitants of the council housing while focusing both on their personal surroundings and also on their clothing and personal style.
We´re looking for people of all ages living in the council housing in Vienna, their flats or some fashionable accessories or clothes that might be hidden treasures in your wardrobe to be portrayed.
If you`d like to contribute and invite one of our photographers to come around – let me know:
Category Archives: ISSUE Ø9 – VIENNA
This calls for a celebration: Ten years Visual Culture Programme at UT Vienna! Congratulations to one of the most interesting programmes related to the field of architecture and social research. What could be a better reason to host an international conference?
Space RE:solutions has started yesterday and is ongoing up to Saturday 23, 2010. The programme is packed with international theoreticans and practicers and highly recommendable for everybody interested in a critical use and understanding of (…) the dynamics between emergent spatial phenomena and new modes of theoretical inquiry. Examining the blurring roles of intervention and research, the conference seeks to debate how critical and creative work in Visual Culture negotiates unexpected transitions and oscillations between individual and collective, real and virtual, center and periphery, activism and academy. (…)
What has emerged over the last decade as one of the most significant aspects of work in Visual Culture is a persistent desire for both a critical sensitivity toward its theoretical underpinnings and an experimental elasticity in its methodological approaches. This drive is giving rise to a plethora of new investigative practices and multi-directional engagements, particularly vis-a-vis matters of geopolitical urgency and their cultural and spatial implications.” (press release)
Admission is free, but registration is necessary.
Intervention and Research in Visual Culture
International Conference hosted by the
Visual Culture Programme, Vienna University of Technology
Vienna, 21-23 October 2010
Erica Robles (Steinhardt, New York University)
The Aesthetics of Mediated Congregation: The Crystal Cathedral and Evangelical Visual Culture
Jorella Andrews (Goldsmiths, University of London)
How to be Counter-Environmental: Art, Research and the Techniques of Discovery
Suzana Milevska (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje)
The Reciprocal Relation of Art and Visual Culture in the Balkans
seen at Vorgartenmarkt, Vienna
[from the film Dead Poets Society]
Contribute your verse in Vienna`s 2nd district: The initiative Gebietsbetreuung Stadterneuerung, the Bezirk Leopoldstadt, the Market Office and the Verein Stuwart invite artists from all disciplines to submit their concepts for the AGORA – Martbiennale at booth N°. 36. True to the motto is Everything is possible a forum is given for the regeneration of life in the deserted market area. Find out more on their blog ZIEL2WIEN or get info on submissions for 2011 here.
To whom belongs post modernism? asks Female Obsession on one of the posters you can currently find in front of Fluc and Praterstern in Vienna`s 2nd district. Various contemporary artistic positions curated by Ursula Maria Probst und Martin Wagner are shown in this exhibition which is called DIS PLAY. As a part of the Fluc Herbstfest (on October 1 and 2, 2010) this intervention raises questions for socio-political issues while reclaiming space and culture at the same time.