Book Launch
and Performance

17th September 2009, 8:30 p.m.

Book launch of the publication «Parcitypate: Art and Urban Space» in collaboration with the University of St. Gallen. With a perfomance by the artist Armin Chodzinski (


«Parcitypate: Art and Urban Space» 
(Eds. Timon Beyes, Sophie-Thérèse Krempl, Amelie Deuflhard; Niggli Verlag)


«Parcitypate: Art and Urban Space» presents a unique collection of articles on current urban artistic interventions and their effects on urban development and the production of urban space. Bringing together internationally renowned urban researchers and social theorists with artists, art theorists and curators, the book makes an important and timely contribution to the discourse on the contemporary development of urban space as well as to the role and effects of recent urban-artistic projects.

The book's contents are grounded in concrete examples of artistic interventions and their entanglements with the urban everyday. For this, current socio-spatial and aesthetic thinking will ‘meet’ contemporary (site-specific or relational, often temporary and ephemeral) artistic practices and curatorial positions in different constellations. Echoing the urban complexity and its multiplicity of narratives, «Parcitypate: Art and Urban Space» entails innovative social-theoretical essays, curatorial and artistic positions as well as collaborative texts where academics and artists jointly explore the possibilities and limits of urban artistic endeavours.


With contributions by Atelier für Sonderaufgaben, Timon Beyes, Christian von Borries, Ulrich Bröckling, Giovanni Carmine, David B. Clark, Amelie Deuflhard, Marcus A. Doel, Barnaby Drabble. Marcus Gossolt, Tim Kammasch, Sophie-Thérèse Krempl, Martina Löw, Dorothee Messmer, Christoph Michels, Pierre Guillet de Monthoux, Sibylle Omlin, raumlabor berlin, Daniel Richter, Miriam Ruesch, Chris Steyaert, Antonio Strati, Nigel Thrift, Kathrin Wildner, Ulf Wuggenig.

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