1. Salon Suisse, 11th October 2014; Interactions, Commons and Public Space

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    Friday, 10 October 2014 at 6pm Yasuaki Onoda, Ariane Widmer, Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, Moderation: Hiromi Hosoya Cities are defined by time as much as by space. Most urban areas are an hour in diameter. With faster transport cities extend in size. Car-based transport generates flat and sprawling cities; train lines produce necklaces of dense cores. Form follows infrastructure resulting in large, polycentric urban regions surpassing administrative boundaries. Planning organizes the effects of such large-scale dynamics on local spaces and mediates between diverse political entities. Yet, how can quality emerge and local identity be respected? Ariane Widmer has been involved since eight years in the planning of Lausanne-Ouest. Yasuaki Onoda is an architectural planner who collaborated on the Sendai Mediatheque. After the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, he founded ArchiAid and uses the same skills to reconstruct places and communities.

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    • Salon Suisse 31st October 2014

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      Friday, 31 October 2014 Night Eight: Communal, Collective and Constitutive: Marijn Spoelstra, Jiang Jun, Harry Gugger Cities are infrastructure for location factors. Accessibility, proximity and density result in higher land values, which can be further increased through an intelligent mix of functions and open spaces. Urban development is the most fundamental value-additive process without which there would be no economy, culture or progress. Yet, to whom does this value belong and how can it be ensured that more value is created than destroyed? Contemporary China is a laboratory of urbanism drawing from the blueprints of rural collectives, millennia-old urban bureaucracies and Western capitalism. Jiang Jun spent years studying its many varieties conjured up by an accelerated process of copying and transformation.

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      • Salon Suisse, 30th October 2014

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        Night Seven: Cooperative, Open and Resilient: Hans Widmer, Hannes Gassert, Alfredo Brillembourg Cities are anonymous; real communities only exist in the countryside, so the cliché. Yet the inverse can also be true. Swiss cities grew through the agglomeration of small historic centers into rich mosaics of places and social milieus. Inflated housing standards, outdated zoning laws and formulaic real estate developments strain this system. With his book “bolo’bolo” Hans Widmer wrote a manifesto for an urban tribe, the basic social unit in an envisioned utopian-ecological future. His ideas already served as inspiration for cooperative housing projects, some realized others in planning. Digital networks and communities might complement his vision. But are they the beginning of a new, agile and inclusive data liberalism or just the ultimate modernist project of virtualizing social relations to the economic benefit of the very few?

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        • Salon Suisse, 10th October 2014: Plans, Programs and Participation

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          Thomas Wagner, Kenneth Paul Tan, Thomas Held Urban space is a product of social interaction rather than merely of a planer’s design intent. Or, as David Harvey once wrote: “The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights.” But how is this right exercised? Not only is Switzerland a direct democracy, but it also has a long liberal tradition aimed at equitable development, which only recently began to be eroded by liberalization. The spaces of politics and of economy have drifted apart through globalization. Singapore practices an active combination of both in a global context. When the city-state gained independence from Great Britain and was excluded from Malaysia, it had to excel and create relationships proactively to survive. Entrepreneurial urbanity by decree was the only way forward.

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          • Salon Suisse, 9th October 2014, Intentions, Rules and Politics

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            Thursday, 9 October 2014 Kenneth Paul Tan, Thomas Held, Thomas Wagner, Moderation: Markus Schaefer Urban space is a product of social interaction rather than merely of a planer’s design intent. Or, as David Harvey once wrote: “The freedom to make and remake our cities and ourselves is one of the most precious yet most neglected of our human rights.” But how is this right exercised? Not only is Switzerland a direct democracy, but it also has a long liberal tradition aimed at equitable development, which only recently began to be eroded by liberalization. The spaces of politics and of economy have drifted apart through globalization. Singapore practices an active combination of both in a global context. When the city-state gained independence from Great Britain and was excluded from Malaysia, it had to excel and create relationships proactively to survive. Entrepreneurial urbanity by decree was the only way forward.

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            • Scotland + Venice 'Primers': Duncan Campbell

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              In the run up to his exhibition for Scotland + Venice 2013 Duncan Campbell presents his work and speaks with Dr. Dominic Paterson, lecturer at the University of Glasgow. The artist will be exhibiting along with Hayley Tompkins and Corin Sworn for Scotland + Venice 2013. This event took place on Tuesday 16th April 2013 at the University of Glasgow. Presented by The Common Guild in association with Scotland + Venice 2013. Documented by Sarah Forrest.

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              • Metamorphoses of The Virtual- Pia MYrvoLD- installation and lecture- K11 Art Foundation - Shanghai 7 July 2014

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                Metamorphoses of The Virtual- Pia MYrvoLD- installation and lecture- K11 Art Foundation - Shanghai 7 July 2014 This video documents Pia MYrvoLDs installation in the exhibition Metamorphoses of The Virtual- Pia MYrvoLD- installation and lecture. The lecture have an introduction by Siri Borgen, from the Norwegian Consulate, as well as the curator David Rosenberg.

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                • Professor Dawn Ades CBE FBA - 4th AICA UK Annual Lecture

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                  How contemporary practices engage with the History of Art 5 December 2013, Tate Britain Exhibitions usually dedicated to contemporary art, such as Manifesta and the Venice Biennale, have recently included swathes of historical material. “The Deep of the Modern” (Manifesta 9 in Genk, Belgium in 2012), and the “Encyclopedic Palace” (Venice Biennale, 2013) in different ways made the complexity of the workings of art and culture in history central to the displays. Surrealism in particular, which always had a different attitude to its precursors and to producers outside the mainstream of modernism, has been widely revisited by artists and by curators. In this talk Ades will reflect on her experience as an art historian and occasional curator and defend exhibitions as potential forces within the modern world. Dawn Ades is a foremost art historian who has curated some of the most important international exhibitions on Dada and Surrealism; Art, Film and Photography and on Art in Latin America. She was Associate Curator of Manifesta 9 and is working on an exhibition on Hannah Hoch. Dawn Ades’ Collected Writings will be published shortly by Ridinghouse, London.

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                  • PROJECT ECO-DELTA: Design for Coastal Cities, Part 1

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                    On August 29th, 2010, Van Alen Institute and Environmental Defense Fund hosted a roundtable discussion focused on design responses to the environmental challenges faced by Coastal Cities in the 21st Century. At the US Pavilion of the 2010 Venice Biennale, leading experts in the fields of design, engineering, and science met to discuss the innovative ways they are addressing the needs of fragile deltas and the communities living in them. Van Alen Institute and Environmental Defense Fund have been working for the past year on a major design initiative in the Lower Mississippi River Delta. This case study was presented as a starting point for discussion of potential approaches to natural systems restoration, the integration of livable communities and productive landscapes, as well as infrastructure adaptability to the ongoing changes in the region. Presenters included: Stephane Asselin (AECOM ASIA) Maria Teresa Brotto (Consorzio Venezia Nuova) Stephen Cassell (ARO) Piet Dircke (ARCADIS) Paul Harrison (Environmental Defense Fund) Olympia Kazi (Van Alen Institute) Padraic Kelly (Buro Happold) Carlo Magnani (University IUAV of Venice) Denise Reed (University of New Orleans) Dirk Sijmons (H+N+S Landscape Architects) David Waggoner (Waggonner & Ball Architects) Bregje van Wesenbeeck (Deltares) David Wilkes (Ove Arup)

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                    • Scotland + Venice 'Primers': Hayley Tompkins

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                      In the run up to her exhibition for Scotland + Venice 2013 Hayley Tompkins discusses her work with Dr. Dominic Paterson, lecturer at the University of Glasgow. The artist will be exhibiting along with Corin Sworn and Duncan Campbell for Scotland + Venice 2013. This event took place on Tuesday 5th February, 2013 at the University of Glasgow. Presented by The Common Guild in association with Scotland + Venice 2013. Documented by Sarah Forrest.

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