portfolio – writing / publishing

Below you can see what we have been writing or publishing.

If this is too dry for you, feel free to check out another selection from our portfolio such as
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Introductions to Invisibility Studies
/ writing / graphics
4 introductory articles and illustrations in the frame of the research project “negotiating (in)visibilities” at The University of Copenhagen. Published in the book “Invisibility Studies – Surveillance, Transparency and the Hidden in Contemporary Culture”.
January 2015, Peter Lang Verlag

Zürich 2015
/ writing / graphics
Conception and design of a New Years-Card in form of a poster-size calender with 12 poems on the 12 city districts, for Zurich’s city council member Richard Wolff.
December 2014, Zürich, Switzerland

invisible Zürichs – the book
/ writing / designing / publishing
A book collecting impressions, contributions, findings and reflections from the 2-month project “invisible Zürichs“.
June 2014, self-publishing

Zürich 2014
/ writing / graphics
Conception and design of a New Years-Card in form of a poster with questions about your city in all different languages, for Zurich’s city council member Richard Wolff.
December 2013, Zürich, Switzerland

Invisible Zürichs and the alternative city archive
/ writing
Three articles on the alternative city archive and “invisible Zürichs” in Common the Journal.
autumn 2013, online

Re-Imagination des Urbanen: Stadtforschung mit sozial-artistischen Methoden
/ writing
paper on the re-imagination of the urban by Cecilie and Sabeth, as a contribution to the “Sammelband Soziale Arbeit und Stadtentwicklung” from Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW.
(coming out soon)

Spatial thinking and artistic practice – revisiting de Certeau
/ writing
Article by Cecilie in Common the Journal – Konjunktur und Krise no.2.
May 2013, online

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

Öffentliche Kunst braucht Freiheit [Public art needs freedom]
/ writing
Statement in the architecture journal Hochparterre, as response to the question: How to combine place-marketing and artistic content? The question was posed to Sabeth as well as Christopher Doswald (kiör Zürich), Christoph Schenker (ZHdK) and Richard Wolff (INURA).
November 2012, Zürich, Switzerland, Hochparterre 11/2012

Welche Kunst für wessen Stadt? / What art for whose urban?
/ writing
Article by Sander van Parijs on the conference reART:theURBAN and on the work of zURBS. Published in Arch+ 209 as well as in Common the Journal No. 1.
November 2012, online

Where is the critical? Questioning contemporary practices of “critical” art in order to pursue alternative urban imaginations
/ writing
Article by Cecilie & Sander van Parijs on the work of zURBS, being published in “Models Ruin Power”
(coming out soon)

/ blogging / writing
Various contributions by zURBS on Zürich’s blogging plattform “Westnetz” on zURBS projects and urban or urban art topics.
all year 2012, online (Cecilie / Nina / Sabeth)

Opening zURBS
/ exhibition / brochure
Exhibition of the models from the “Zurich West nochmals anders?” workshops, combined with artistic interpretations by Ildiko Sera, Evelien Stichelmeyer and Nina Lund Westerdahl.
February 2012, Galerie zieglerzwei, Zürich, Switzerland 

zURBS newsletters
/ writing
Every now and then, we send out a newsletter to our members, our friends, our fans and probably to some who keep thinking it is spam. Here you get to our newsletter sign-up and archive.
ever since January 2012