portfolio – presenting / teaching

Below you can read about our presenting and teaching activities.

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Lecture: zURBS & Nextzürich – ExpertInnen-Bewegungen zur Stadtentwicklung 
/ presenting / teaching
Giving a lecture on the the activities of zURBS and Nextzürich at the semester course on “new urban social movements and their significance for the praxis in social work” (Neue städtische soziale Bewegungen und ihre Bedeutung für die Praxis Sozialer Arbeit) at the by FHNW (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz), with Markus Nollert from Bureau für Raumentwicklung.
May 9, 2016, Basel, Switzerland

Blicke, Erinnerungen, Fragen, Ideen und Utopien – Partizipative Wunschproduktionen bei zURBS und Nextzürich
/ presenting
Presentation by Sabeth about participative wish-production in the projects of zURBS and Nextzürich. As part of the symposium «Wege zur Baukultur – Schweiz und Österreich im Dialog» in Vienna, invited by sia, the swiss society of engineers and architects.
November 2015, Vienna, Austria

Exkursion zu Zürcher Zwischennutzungen
/ presenting / teaching
The organisation and guiding of an excursion to projects which are tempararily using vacant space in Zurich, by Sabeth, as part of the third international conference on social work and city development (Internationalen Tagung Soziale Arbeit und Stadtentwicklung) with this year’s theme of “emanzipation and urban development” by FHNW (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz).
June 25, 2015, Zürich/Basel, Switzerland

Materiality as Performance
/ presenting
Presentation by Cecilie on the idea of materiality as performance in the context of the zURBS project “Montopia”, at the conference “Performing Dialectics“.
January 2015, Queen Mary University of London, UK

zURBS @ LEERgang
/ walkshop / panel
Walkshop through the Mitte-district in order to find and activate small urban vacancies, as a contribution to LEERgang, the annual conference of Leerstandsmelder, invited by openberlin.
+ Sabeth on the podium “Performanz im Stadtaktivismus”, discussing performance in urban activism. Next to Dr. Frauke Surmann & Niels Boeing, Moderation Nils Grube & Iver Ohm.
July 12, 2014, Berlin Mitte, Germany 

Urban Hacking
/ presenting
Lecture on the theme of “urban hacking” at the hacking festival CKSTER.org in Berne, invited by RAST. See video of presentation.
June 6, 2014, Bern, Switzerland

invisible Basels
/ walkshops / archiving / exhibition / panel
Walkshops and making/exhibition of an alternative city archive for the festival and conference “performaCITY“.
+ Cecilie and Sabeth on the panel  “Performing Utopian Visions“, next to Dr. David Pinder & Prof Jen Harvie from Queen Mary University London.
June 2014 (2 weeks), Theater Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland

De-tour for ZHAW
/ de-tour
A playful de-tour through Zürich West with a group of ZHAW students (Zürcher Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften).
May 28, 2014, Zürich West, Switzerland

Invisible Ludwigsburg
/ teaching
2-day seminar on performance in the city with drama students at the Academy for Applied Arts Baden-Württemberg.
May 27/28, 2014, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Tracing Invisible Londons
/ walkshop / exhibition / roundtable discussion
An invisible-cities-walkshop around Euston Station in London, in the framework of the annual exhibition and event programme “Cities Methodologies“, organized by Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (University College London).
+ zURBS as part of round table discussion “Learning to Walk“.
May 2014, UCL London, UK

Performing Things
/ presentation
Presentation on the project “invisible Zürichs” and the transformative potential of urban materiality, by Cecilie, at the symposium “Performance, Place, Possibility” at the University of Leeds, in the frame of the Ludus Festival.
April 4, 2014, Leeds, UK

/ teaching
Seminar on the theme of the “dispositif” in the context of “invisible Zürichs” at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
autumn 2013, ZHdK & Gessnerallee, Zürich, Switzerland

Exhibition at the annual swiss architecture show “architektur 0.13”
/ interactive presentation / archiving / exhibition
Representation of the invisible Zürichs-archive at the swiss architecture fair “architektur 0.13” with a lot of questions and questionnaries on our relation to the city including a remote city-archive.
October 24.-27, 2013 (3 days), Maag Halle, Zürich, Switzerland

Perform Now
/ presenting
Presentation and walkshop by zURBS in the frame of “TRANS:SCRIPT“, the theoretical part of the performance festival “Perform Now”, invited by Thomas Lang.
October 4, 2013, Winterthur, Switzerland

Pecha Kucha
/ presenting
Sabeth contributing 20 slides à 20 seconds to the Pecha Kucha of sia (Schweizer Ingenieur- und Architektenverband), invited by Stefan Kurath.
October 3, 2013, Club Exil, Zürich, Switzerland

Gentrifizierung und Aneignung durch Imagination [Gentrification and appropriation through Imagination]
/ teaching
Guest lecture by Sabeth in the lecture series “Produktion in der Stadt: neue urbane (netzwerk-)Ökonomie – Stadtentwicklung und (klein-)Unternehmertum”, invited by Fabienne Hoelzel at ETH chair of architecture and urban design, Prof. Kees Christiaanse.
September 26, 2013, Basislager, Zürich, Switzerland

Negotiating (in)visibilities
/ teaching
Lecture by Cecilie for art students at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and Basel University of the Arts and Applied Sciences.
September 16, 2013, Basel, Switzerland

Urban Interventions
/ teaching / interventions
Interdisciplinary seminar week Z-Modul, together with artist Johannes M. Hedinger & Imanuel Schipper, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
September 9-13, 2013, ZHdK Zürich, Switzerland

Re-Imagination des Urbanen – das Potential der Kunst als Methode der Stadtforschung
/ presenting
Presentation by Sabeth in the conference block on the right to the city, at the international conference on social work and city development (Internationalen Tagung Soziale Arbeit und Stadtentwicklung) by FHNW (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz).
June 21, 2013, Basel, Switzerland

Negotiating Invisibilities
/ teaching
Lecture by Cecilie on the theme of how to work with art in urban space, for master students in Composition and Transdisciplinarity, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
May 2013, Zürich, Switzerland

No Cities, No Future?!
/ presentation
Presentation on the “invisible Gents” walkshops, at the Symposium “No Cities, No Future?!“, next to Kristian Villadsen (Gehl Architects) and Jurgen Randers (Club of Rome). Invited by the Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Gent.
March 2013, Theater Vooruit, Gent, Belgium

Urbanes Leben
/ about zURBS / interview
Article on zURBS in the swiss street magazine “Strassenmagazin Surprise” by Diana Frei, in form of an interview with Sabeth.
January 2013, Surprise 292/13, Seite 23.

wenn ’sozial-artistische’ Methoden die Neugierde aller für Zusammenhänge von Urbanität wecken
/ about us / interview
An interview with Sabeth on democracy, participation and the zURBS methods of deconstruction and imagination, by Thom Held & Jürg Minsch of the public think-tank Denk-Allmend.
December 2012, online
Autumn 2013, Haupt Verlag Bern

Kongresszentrum Gerold?
/ presentation / performative de-tour
Presentation of the methods “deconstruction and imagination” including a tour through the (imaginary) conference centre on Geroldareal. An excursion for ETH masterstudents in “Verkehrs- und Infrastruktursysteme”, invited by the IRL ETH Zurich.
November 2012, Geroldareal, Zürich West, Switzerland

Social-artistic methods to work with the city
/ presenting / discussing
Table-Talk with the Hamburg-based collective Spacedepartment. Symposium reART:theURBAN.
October 2012, Gessnerallee, Zürich, Switzerland

Züri West De-Tour & MA-trans lecture
/ de-tour / teaching
A de-tour through Zurich West and its art in public space, with subsequent workshop and discussion of students contributions. For and with 30 art-students of the ZHdK master program in transdisciplinarity. Invited by Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK).
September 2012 Zürich, Switzerland

THEORIST: urbanism and participation
/ presenting / discussing
Panel discussion with zURBS, Stefan Kurath and Collectivo Macrame (Instant Favelas), Invited and moderated by Sasha Cisar in the frame of THEORIST.
September 2012, Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, Switzerland

Kunst und Partizipation
/ presenting / discussing
3 presentations revolving around zURBS’s approaches, working methods and projects. Part of the lecture series “Art needs the Urban. The Urban needs Art“. Invited by the urban collective, Einschleichende Neubauten.
May 2012, Fox-House, Wien/Vienna, Austria