Urban Change investigates the massive change processes in urban space within a world of rapidly progressing urbanization. In the face of the complexity of this transformation, internationally renowned experts analyse these changes from different perspectives. Scientific results from change theory research are interlinked with practices of inclusive space production, as are artistic practices in the public realm with new urban design approaches. The book describes transformation processes that are driven by artistic interventions and the desire for social inclusion, and discusses new models of urbanization that make reference to informal cities, refugee camps, and ephemeral urbanism.
Social Design - Art As Urban Innovation
Author: Anton Falkeis
"Social Design: Public Action" reviews the contributions to the international Social Design symposium held at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2013, questioning the transformational power of new forms of the social, political and cultural within the urban realm. It aims at connecting artistic research and scientific knowledge with hands-on spatial production, interweaving the discourse into the very fabric of society.
Arts As Urban Innovation
Author: Anton Falkeis,Lukas Feireiss
[a]FA is a laboratory of the Institute of Architecture of the University for Applied Arts in Vienna, in which spatial, infrastructure, ecological and cultural phenomena of the Sub-Saharan region are investigated. The concept for each project is based on an interdisciplinary and trans-cultural approach. This publication documents three projects that were carried out between 2011 and 2015. GUABULIGA _ WELL BY THE THORN TREE / ON OTHER PLANNING in northern Ghana, STAGING APAM / ON OTHER ARCHITECTURE at Ghana’s Atlantic coast, and LUBUNGAMODE / ON OTHER ARTISTIC RESEARCH in Kisangani, DR of Congo. The book illustrates the projects’ creative processes and contexts, embedded in contemporary discourses – well-known experts from architecture, art, theory, and urban sociology take a stand.
Investigating spatial phenomena in rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Baerbel Mueller
Drawing a Hypothesis is a reader on the ontology of forms of visualisation and on the development of the diagrammatic perspective and its use in contemporary art, science, and theory. Based on his artistic practice, Nikolaus Gansterer reveals drawing as a core medium of research, which enables the emergence of new narratives by tracing the speculative and performative potential of diagrams. Due to its ability to mediate between perception and reflection, drawing plays a fundamental role in the production and communication of knowledge. The book is a rich compendium of figures of thought, which moves from scientific representation through artistic interpretation, and vice versa.
Figures of Thought
Author: Nikolaus Gansterer
Publisher: de Gruyter
"Global Prayers examines questions of redemption and liberation in the cities of the world. New religious practices permeate public spaces and the cultural scenes of these metropolises. Religious communities inscribe themselves into urban life acoustically, typographically, and architecturally. They generate their own aesthetics and forms of consumption. Urban studies as well as artistic productions have long viewed religion and urbanity as mutually exclusive. Global Prayers, in contrast, puts the case for just such reciprocal influences. The publication is based on the work of an international network of researchers as well as artists, focusing on diverse urban assemblages and religious communities. The contributions record their movements and critically engage with them. With contributions by: Özge Aktaş & Eda Ünlü-Yücesöy, Nezar AlSayyad, Yasmeen Arif, Adé Bantu, Jochen Becker, Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Regina Bittner, Filip De Boeck, Hiba Bou Akar, Thomas Burkhalter, Ayşe ÇAvdar, Aryo Danusiri, Amanda Dias, Ronald DüKer & Stefanie Peter, Alexa FäRber, David Garbin, Hengameh Golestan, Gerda Heck, Anne Huffschmid, Johannes Ismaiel-Wendt, George Jose, Katrin Klingan, Stephan Lanz, Brian Larkin, Ferdinand Mbecha, Birgit Meyer, Aernout Mik, Martijn Oosterbaan, Joseph Rustom, Sandra SchäFer, Werner Schiffauer, Surabhi Sharma, Abdoumaliq Simone, David Spero, Hidayet Tuksal, Asonzeh Ukah, Camilo José Vergara, Kathrin Wildner, Paola Yacoub" Présentation de l'éditeur.
Contemporary Manifestations of the Religious in the City
Author: Jochen Becker,Katrin Klingan,Stephan Lanz,Kathrin Wildner
This book explores – at the macro, meso and micro levels and in terms of qualitative as well as quantitative studies – theories, policies and practices about the contributions of artistic research and innovations towards defining new forms of knowledge, knowledge production, as well as knowledge diffusion, absorption and use. Artistic research, artistic innovations and arts-based innovations have been major transformers, as well as disruptors, of the ways in which societies, economies, and political systems perform. Ramifications here refer to the epistemic socio-economic, socio-political and socio-technical base and aesthetic considerations on the one hand, as well as to strategies, policies, and practices on the other, including sustainable enterprise excellence, considerations in the context of knowledge economies, societies and democracies. Creativity in general, and the arts in particular, are increasingly recognized as drivers of cultural, economic, political, social, and scientific innovation and development. This book examines how one could derive and develop insights in these areas from the four vantage points of Arts, Research, Innovation and Society. Among the principal questions that are examined include: - Could and should artists be researchers? - How are the systems of the Arts and Sciences connected and/or disconnected? - What is the impact of the arts in societal development? - How are the Arts interrelated with the mechanisms of generating social, scientific and economic innovation? As the inaugural book in the Arts, Research, Innovation and Society series, this book uses a thematically wide spectrum that serves as a general frame of reference for the entire series of books to come.
Author: Gerald Bast,Elias G. Carayannis,David F. J. Campbell
Category: Business & Economics
art, architecture & design
Author: Kirk Varnedoe
Author: Victor J. Papanek
Category: Human engineering
Peter Dormer presents a series of lively, clearly argued discussions about the relevance of handicraft in a world whose aesthetics and design are largely determined by technology. One of the key questions discussed in the book is what makes the difference between a craft and a modern technology.
Author: Peter Dormer
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
In the urban centers of Europe, residents are increasingly demanding not only to participate in the discussion about the densification of our cities, but also to shape it actively. It is especially creative planning projects that succeed in finding new role models and structures for urban development: artists act as urban developers, theaters carry out urban projects, curators curate the city, architects also take on the role of social workers. This results in new hybrid fields of action that require a rethinking of established strategies and the constellations of those involved.0This volume brings together perspectives from quite different professions at the interface of urban planning and cultural practice, in order to seek answers to some central questions: how does this hybridity generate a contemporary urbanity? How must contemporary institutions be structured? And how should a new culture of cooperation be set up to enable a mutual dialog and transparency in development processes between citizens and authorities, as well as between the various stakeholders?0.
Author: Hilke Marit Berge
Publisher: Jovis Verlag
Category: Architecture and society
Aesthetics of Absence presents a significant challenge to the many embedded assumptions and hierarchical structures that have become ‘naturalised’ in western theatre production. This is the first English translation of a new collection of writings and lectures by Heiner Goebbels, the renowned German theatre director, composer and teacher. These writings map Goebbels’ engagement with ‘Aesthetics of Absence’ through his own experience at the forefront of innovative music-theatre and performance making. In this volume, Goebbels reflects on works created over a period of more than 20 years staged throughout the world; introduces some of his key artistic influences, including Robert Wilson and Jean-Luc Godard; discusses the work of his students and ex-students, the collective Rimini Protokoll; and sets out the case for a radical rethinking of theatre and performance education. He gives us a rare insight into the rehearsal process of critically acclaimed works such as Eraritjaritjaka and Stifters Dinge, explaining in meticulous detail the way he weaves an eclectic range of references from fine art, theatre, literature, politics, anthropology, contemporary and classical music, jazz and folk, into his multi-textured music-theatre compositions. As an artist who is prepared to share his research and demystify the processes through which his own works come into being, as a teacher with a coherent pedagogical strategy for educating the next generation of theatre-makers, in this volume, Goebbels brings together practice, research and scholarship.
Texts on Theatre
Author: Heiner Goebbels
Category: Performing Arts
Did the twentieth century live up to what Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key, writing in 1900, envisaged as "the century of the child" ? This book, produced in conjunction with a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, takes both its title and its launching point from Key's landmark book, which presaged the coming century as a period of intensified focus on and progressive thinking about the rights, development, and well-being of children. It tracks the fascinating confluence between the cultures of modern design and childhood, through an introductory essay by Juliet Kinchin, sixty-five short essays, and more than four hundred illustrations. The resulting kaleidoscopic narrative of innovative ideas, practitioners, and artifacts examines individual and collective visions for the material world of children, from utopian dreams for the citizens of the future to the dark realities of political conflict and exploitation. Despite being the focus of intense concern and profound thought, children remain one of the most underrepresented subjects in the historical analysis of modern design. To address this lacuna, this book surveys more than one hundred years of school architecture, playgrounds, toys and games, educational materials, children's hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, animation, propaganda, advertising, books, and clothing. The outstanding projects that emerge illuminate how progressive design has enhanced the physical, intellectual, and emotional development of children and, conversely, how models of children's play and pedagogy have informed experimental design thinking. As protean beings and elastic ideological symbols, children help us to mediate between the ideal and real: they propel our thoughts forward. But as we look back, they also reveal important new dimensions of modernism in the twentieth century.
Growing by Design, 1900-2000
Author: Juliet Kinchin,Aidan O'Connor
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
These essays, from leading names in the field, weave together the parallels and differences between the past and present of civic art. Offering prospects for the first decades of the twenty-first century, the authors open up a broad international dialogue on civic art, which relates historical practice to the contemporary meaning of civic art and its application to community building within today’s multi-cultural modern cities. The volume brings together the rich perspectives on the thought, practice and influence of leading figures from the great era of civic art that began in the nineteenth century and blossomed in the early twentieth century as documented in the works of Werner Hegemann and his contemporaries and considered fundamental to contemporary practice.
Modern Civic Art and International Exchanges
Author: Charles Bohl,Jean-François Lejeune
Energy Networks in Sustainable Cities
Author: Ursula Eicker
Category: Architecture and energy conservation
This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Linkages between Science, Policy and Practice
Author: Nadja Kabisch,Horst Korn,Jutta Stadler,Aletta Bonn
Category: Political Science
This book contains the contributions presented at the international workshop "The Dynamics of Complex Urban Systems: an interdisciplinary approach" held in Ascona, Switzerland in November 2004. Experts from several disciplines outline a conceptual framework for modeling and forecasting the dynamics of both growth-limited cities and megacities. Coverage reflects the various interdependencies between structural and social development.
An Interdisciplinary Approach
Author: Sergio Albeverio,Denise Andrey,Paolo Giordano,Alberto Vancheri
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
This volume collects about 20 contributions on the topic of robotic construction methods. It is a proceedings volume of the robarch2012 symposium and workshop, which will take place in December 2012 in Vienna. Contributions will explore the current status quo in industry, science and practitioners. The symposium will be held as a biennial event. This book is to be the first of the series, comprising the current status of robotics in architecture, art and design.
Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design
Author: Sigrid Brell-Cokcan,Johannes Braumann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Technology & Engineering
There is a peculiar dissonance in innovation research. On the one hand, the label innovation is applied to almost everything: new products, processes, services, methods, techniques. Even the diffusion of innovations to all spheres of society is called innovation. On the other hand, we find that the main focus of innovation research is still on bringing technology to market. This dissonance provoked the central questions discussed at the 2nd International Conference on Indicators and Concepts of Innovation (ICICI 2008) on -Non-technological and non-economic innovations and their impact on economy- hosted by the Competence Centre for Management at the Berne School of Business and Administration: What forms and dimensions of non-technological and non-economic innovations can nonetheless be found both theoretically and empirically? What impact do these innovations have on the economy? Are there actually innovations without a non-technological and non-economic dimension, viz. purely technological or economic innovations? Consisting of selected answers to these questions, this volume presents international scholarly approaches beyond the -technology goes economic market- mainstream of innovation research. They are integrated in a theoretical framework for the analysis of socially robust innovations, i.e. innovations that succeed on more than one market and are therefore both more sustainable and more profitable. The 2nd International Conference on Indicators and Concepts of Innovation (ICICI 2008) has been supported by the SCOPES programme of the Swiss National Science Foundation."
Contributions to a Theory of Robust Innovation
Author: Steffen Roth
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Business & Economics
Die Publikation versammelt die Ergebnisse des künstlerischen Forschungsprojekts DIGITAL SYNESTHESIA und stellt erstmals ein umfassendes Kompendium zu diesem Begriff vor. "Digitale Synästhesie" umfasst ein völlig neues Konzept der digitalen Künste im 21. Jahrhundert, das die multimediale, auf dem binären Code basierende Ästhetik der digitalen Kunst mit der Multimodalität von Synästhesie als Wahrnehmungsform verbindet.
A Model for the Aesthetics of Digital Art
Author: Katharina Gsöllpointner,Ruth Schnell,Romana Karla Schuler
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG