Posts Tagged ‘collective knowledge’

Objective Dialogues: Moabiter Geschichten

Festiwalla 2013, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 16-19.10.2013.

Together with : Alex Head, Jan Bovelet, Patrick Kochlik, Kristin Anschütz and Sabine Schulz Blank

After extended exploration of hidden historical traces of Berlin-Moabit, we joined local youth theatre group JTB in collective re-writing of the Moabit’s past. In the framework of youth festival Festiwalla, we tested the principles of collaborative narration using carefully selected objects from Moabit, which served as triggers for diverse plots, including historical and fictional characters. Festival audience had chance to choose character-object, place it in the spatial and temporal context of Moabit with a help of our ‘slot-machine’ and develop a scene ‘activating’ the selected object. Objective Dialogue Y-table operated as ‘theatrical machine’ for creation of various theatrical-improvisations led by the JTB crew at the end of each festival day.

Photos> Alex Head, Sabine Schulz Blank



01 2014

PUF at Objective Dialogues Y-table publication

Booklet > Objective Dialogues Y-table, A Manual for Collaborative Narration, with Alex Head and Jan Bovelet, September 2013

‘The Objective Dialogues Y-Table consisted of a three way, Y-shaped table with 4 analytical examination stations, a display system, examination sheets, audio recorders and a facilitator. The examination stations refer to classical scientific methods in order to question the contemporary alliances between scientific research and the arts. This is equally indicated by the title of the project: Objective Dialogues are not objective but about objects’

more about project > Objective Dialogues

applied methodology > Festiwalla 2013 

purchase publication > In Print : OD


11 2013

Sharing Transformation_Carrito Cultural_Graz

Exhibition Cittadellarte.Sharing Transformation  / Kunsthaus Graz (29.09.2012.-20.01.2013)

As a part of the ephemeral City-of-Art, in which participation/collaboration has been redefined, project Carrito Cultural has been invited to ‘translate’ cultural development strategies for the River Medellin into local context of Graz. Social significance of collective and local knowledge represented starting point in building ‘production’ area of the imaginary city, involving local bike-enthusiasts REBIKEL and citizens of Graz. Another cultural activation vehicle has been developed from abandoned bikes founded at the streets of Graz and activated through the set of actions, spanning from public salsa classes till small reparations of the visitor’s bikes.

Publication / Book of Transformation 

Photos > Universalmuseum Joanneum (Nicolas Lackner), Camila Velez


04 2013

Objective Dialogues

Wasteland Twinning Forum , ZK/U, Berlin-Moabit, 21-23.09. 2012

The Anxious Prop collective has been invited to join Wasteland Twinning Forum in order to build another version of the Y-table that facilitate the generation of collective knowledge. Research vehicle called Objective Dialogues served as analytical station, proposing diverse methods for investigation of the wasteland-objects submitted from seven different sites. The table was equipped with 3d scanner and 3 stations (digital scale, measuring tools, magnifying glass), attached to the classification shelf, allowing pairs of investigators to build narratives around chosen object. The whole process concluded by recording a short summary and bringing generated sheet of information back to the cabinet, permitting other participants of the forum to read and reinterpret presented data.

Photos > R.Taylor, S.Kalika, J.Wunderling


04 2013

Dia de Playita_Carrito Cultural_Medellín

Medellín, 29.07.2012, in collaboration with El Puente_Lab and Deúniti

As a part of tactical-urbanism strategy along the River Medellín, driven by alternative cultural infrastructure Carrito Cultural, action Dia de Playita invited local artists, homeless people living at the location and the random citizens into day-long creative-occupation of the space outside the master-plan. In the unusual setup of no-man’s-land (river sedimentation), innovative participation models took place in order to re-communicate inaccessibility, pollution and invisibility of the city’s main axis.

photos> Sebastián Ochoa Giraldo


04 2013