[resource-net] Networking Berlin: Mapping a City of Temporary Flows

Tatiana Bazzichelli tbazz at disruptiv.biz
Wed May 21 17:06:27 CEST 2014

Dear all,

I take also the occasion to inform you that on June 17th I will be in
Milan for a Keynote Lecture at the Cattolica University, which will
introduce 'the NECS Graduate Workshop
Contemporary Perspectives on the City: Screen Media & Dwelling'.

You find the schedule below, and the description of my presentation.
In particular, I will talk about the curatorial experience of the
reSource, too, and about the common experience we shared via the
reSource Chats, the "investigative" project on Berlin cultural
production done during my past curatorial activity at transmediale, and
during the Postdoc research at Leuphana University.


Programme: June 17-18, 2014, Starts 16.30
Palazzo del Canonica, Via Sant'Agnese 2, Milano

The contemporary city represents a new context of experimentation in
terms of languages of communication, aesthetics and media consumption.
The most immediate result is a new sense of place, fed and inspired by a
massive presence of screen media. Sentient city and Screencity are just
some of the most recent formulations attempting to tackle the emerging
trends taking place in the contemporary urban environment. Intercepting
the research of media studies, (media) architecture, (post-)cinema
studies, aesthetics, semiotics of space and philosophy, the workshop
invites to focus on the multifaceted perspectives on the contemporary
city. Moving images are presented quite ubiquitously by means of diverse
devices, such as media-façades, media-buildings, mobile screen media,
smartphones, etc. In this sense, the city is to be intended both as a
text itself and as the place of the embodied experience. This highlights
on the one hand the need of critical understanding of contemporary
culture and politics as saturated by media technologies; on the other
hand, the crucial role of the individual in his/her phenomenological
dimension is underscored.

Dwelling can be considered as a key-concept to interpret these
phenomena: it represents an existential act that shapes the world
according to the instances of human subjectivity. At the same time the
presence of the subject himself is redefined by the constant
intervention of screen media, which produce virtual spaces implying the
intervention of the individual involved in a permanent

Keynote Speaker: Tatiana Bazzichelli
Networking Berlin: Mapping a City of Temporary Flows

Berlin is a city that changes constantly, and constantly remains the
same. As the fictional city of Eutropia described by Italo Calvino in
the Invisible Cities (1972), it can be considered as a multiple city
that is 'not one city but many, of equal size and not unlike one
another.' For many, Berlin is the city of flows, of the precariousness
and the temporary. In her keynote presentation, Tatiana Bazzichelli will
describe her activity as networker, curator and researcher during the
past ten years in the city of Berlin. In her recent experiences as
Postdoc Researcher at the Centre for Digital Culture /Leuphana
University of Lüneburg, and as curator at transmediale festival, she
worked by converging interdisciplinary fluxes - artistic, mediatic,
political, economical, bodily. By running the reSource transmedial
culture berlin (the initiative of transmediale that happens throughout
the year in the city of Berlin: www.transmediale.de/resource), she has
brought artists, cultural producers and activists into a dialogue
crossing different practices and languages: from radio stations to
exhibition spaces, from music venues to queer parties, from independent
cinema projects to open source cultural spaces. By reflecting on the
glocal character of a city of flows, this presentation focuses on the
modalities of networking as a 'montage method,' interlinking hybrid
disciplines, spaces, media and practices - applying an intermedia
perspective, as previously artists and cultural producers from the
Fluxus tradition have done.

The 11th NECS Graduates Workshop is organized with the support of

More info:
Tatiana Bazzichelli // programme curator
http://networkingart.eu // http://disruptiv.biz
Twitter: @t_bazz
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