Book of notes / Daniel Ayad

Notes in Archaeology (12.2017-08.2018) :  A handwritten book of notes by Daniel Ayad complementing his thesis ‘Tracing the Ruin’.

Nothing happens until something moves / Nina Rattensperger & Christine Gasser

This theoretical research deals with the concept of nomadism in the architectural avant-garde, and wether their ideas can still show certain values in contemporary architecture. Based on the nomadic theory of the French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari and research on various nomadic designs from the 1960s and 1970s, it is interesting to see […]

The Divine Singaporean Comedy / Dillon D. Lin

I began this cultural research project based on my literary interest in Dante Alighieri’s epic poem, La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy). The poem’s imaginative and allegorical vision of the afterlife is a culmination of the medival- world view, as it had developed in the Western Church. Cosmetically the poem describes Dante’s journey through Hell, […]

Tracing the Ruin / Daniel Ayad

The discovery of a natural phenomenon, historical evidence, or any such fact which is otherwise obscure or unknown not only expands the breadth of our view of reality but also aids in identifying its extents. But what does the process of discovery actually entail?

At home we’re tourists / Anna Luison

“At Home He‘s A Tourist!” (1979) is the title of one of the most successful tracks of the British band Gang Of Four active since the end of the 1970s. By accident the name of this song, written now thirty years ago, anticipates the contemporary socio-cultural condition, which is, among others, related to phenomenon of […]

Matchpoint.Melbourne / Thomas Fußenegger

Cities have always tried to provide their residents with the best possible urban environment. Due to the growing importance of leisure industry and tourism, cities such as Melbourne are more and more forced to compete for becoming hot spots on the world map. Through a comprehensive analysis of the city it is shown how sport […]

Sound Microbes / Cornelia Toifl

How electronics changed music and the perception of space With the help of actor network theory (ANT) as defined by Bruno Latour and Michelle Callon in the 1980s, this scientific work establishes the connection between the development of electronic music and the perception of space. “Poème électronique”, a composition by Edgard Varèse, was a decisive […]

The Divine Singaporean Comedy – Comic / Dillon D. Lin

Inspired by Kafka’s short story, this series of illustrations is sketched in ironic imitation to the loosely adapted poetic prophecy of Dante Alighieri’s ‘La Divinia Commedia’, expressing my own intensely personal recollections of spatial beliefs in Singapore and its connotations to religious superstitions and the brutal (and quite possibly, senseless) habits of my upbringing.