Lecture and discussion with Michael Hieslmair and Michael Zinganel
Start date : 20 October 2020 19:00
End date : 20 October 2020 21:00
Where : Vienne | Autriche
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If we look at the analogous metabolism of a city and the mobility flows of goods and people that pass through it, then "city" cannot be reduced to the territory within its political borders:
In their projects, Michael Hieslmair and Michael Zinganel (Tracing Spaces) examine the past and present of networked "infrastructures" for the supply and disposal of the city: traffic corridors, vehicles of all kinds, their drivers and passengers, as well as terminals and freight transfer points that structure the transnational exchange of goods and the transport of service providers..." Distribution centers" are not perceived as a single location or reduced to a single building, but as a vast network of interrelated traffic routes and "nodes" without which the "city" can no longer exist today. On the other hand, the complex, interdependent processes of supply and disposal also take place directly in the city - every day, around the clock, but mostly hidden or suppressed from the perception of the inhabitants and beneficiaries.
Despite Logistics 4.0, however, it is people from the most diverse social milieus who organize this exchange of goods and the transport of social infrastructure, optimize warehousing, regulate traffic, control vehicles, and unload and load people and goods. For these actors, however, the supposedly ahistorical non-places on the peripheries and their satellites in the centers represent meaningful living worlds charged with history(ies).
Michael Zinganel and Michael Hieslmair work as architects, artists and cultural historians in Vienna, they are co-founders of the research platform Tracing Spaces, which investigates the interactions of (mass) tourism, migration, mobility and spatial development in transdisciplinary projects: among others, "Holiday after the Fall - Seaside Architecture and Urbanism in Bulgaria and Croatia" (2012-15) and "Stop and Go: Nodes of Transformation and Transition" (2014-16) about spatial production and appropriation along the transport corridors between Eastern and Western Europe. Currently, they are running a project space at the Nordwestbahnhof, the last inner-city logitics hub in the city of Vienna
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Registration is possible until Monday, 19.10., 18:00 hrs. Please note that due to the Covid-19 registration is absolutely necessary!
Book reference: Stop and Go. Nodes of Transformation and Transition
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