Roma Jam Session Art Kollektiv website

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Archive website for the Roma Jam Session Art Kollektiv. Based on their in 2022 released publication „Morphing the Roma Label“, designed by #ackupper, the website uses the same chapter-structure as the publication to present the collectives’ body of work.

In order to exhibit the often only sporadically and excerpted documented performances, the site uses moving and shape-morphing video-snippets. The chrome-coloured gradients in the background allude to an suggestion of artistic director Mo Diener referring to Roma Futurism in which new possible futures for the minority are being envisioned.

We’re currently working on adding a node tree for displaying the collectives’ network in a more interconnected and ramified way than a regular list could do it.

Coding: MichaƗ Jadach
Font: Alpha, Omni.type

2024

Claiming Folklore: Politiken und Praktiken von Volksmusik im Schweizer Fernsehen

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Project-website for «Claiming Folklore: Politiken und Praktiken von Volksmusik im Schweizer Fernsehen (1960er–1990er Jahre)» of the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK) at University of Zurich. The cultural study project researches tradition in modern channels. It asks about attributions and claims of folk culture (folklore) in relation to folk music programs on Swiss television. The focus is on the specific appropriations and evaluations by actors with different connections – the appropriation of folk music. It explores local sound cultures on television from the 1960s to the 1990s in comparison with alternative readings and movements of the same period and looks for new insights into identity political access to and reflections on folk music, its social functions and effects.

Follow-up project from 2020s’ online exhibition Fernsehfolklore, using it’s blue-tone also this time as main colour. At the beginning of the page, snippets of the studied TV-show are shown in an UI that is inspired by TV- and map aesthetics. Dark turquoise is as dark it does get.

Concept with intercom Verlag (Tuggener Christina and Niki Rhyner)
Development: Davide Giorgetta
Map realized by the GIS Hub, DSI Lab University of Zurich
Project team: Alexandra Neukomm, Inken Blum, Sabine Eggmann, Patricia Jäggi, Yvonne Meier, Bernhard Tschofen
Project Partner: SRF Archiv
Funded by the Swiss Nation Science Foundation (SNF)
Font: Alpha by Omni.type

2024

“Wie sieht dein Herz aus?” – Constanze Victoria Thieleke

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Catalogue “Wie sieht dein Herz aus?” (“How does your heart look like?”) by Constanze Victoria Thieleke. Published on the occasion of her first solo exhibition, held in the Waidspeicher Gallery, Kunstmuseen Erfurt, 2023.

Curated by Philipp Schreiner
Printed at Druckhaus Koethen
Published by @mmkoehnverlag
Typeface Magister by @omni.type
128 Pages, 22 x 28 cm, Hardcover

Roma Jam Session Art Kollektiv «Vertrauen», Helmhaus Zürich

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Design of a performance score and handling of the printed pieces for the room of Roma Jamsession Art Kollektiv in the „Vertrauen“-exhibition at Helmhaus Zürich, 23 Sept. – 13 Nov. 2022.

The perfomance score „Detox Switzerland, Detox Europe“ guides through a meditation which is interwoven with an oral history of the century-old oppression of the Roma minority in Switzerland and the collectives’ beginnings and line passing through both texts.

The wall on the right showcases posters designed by the collectives’ member RR Marki throughout the last ten years. Unfortunately he died briefly afterwards due to a short and unforeseen illness. It was tremendous pleasure working with him and an experience I do highly appreciate.

Curators: Simon Maurer, Nathalie Killias, Fanny Frey
Printing Text Score: Susanne Frei
Printing Image: Swissprint Production GmbH
Printing Posters: Planix GmbH
Typeface: Alpha by @omni.type

gta Edition & mono / gta verlag & intercomverlag

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Two hybrid paperback-series Nadine Wüthrich and me designed in a cooperation between gta-Verlag and @intercomverlag
and the developer Urs Hofer (Rokfor). Together we have worked on an infrastructure for hybrid publication formats that aims to think website (open access) and printed book together – technically and creatively. The volumes of the two series are published through Urs Hofers’ Rokfor Writer in printed form, as PDFs and in HTML. A generative layout process prioritizes text but also offer space for images, maps, and other appendices.

First entry in the new series gta-Edition by gta-Verlag: Vitruvius Without Text: The Biography of a Book by André Tavares. Open access-versions on gta-edition.ch

First entry in the new series mono by intercomverlag: Der Ingenieur – Grammatik eines Hoffnungsträgers by Robert Leucht. Open access-versions on intercom-mono.com

2022

Fernsehfolklore – Volksmusik im Schweizer Fernsehen

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Online exhibition of Master-study project 2020 of Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Empirische Kulturwissenschaft (ISEK) – Populäre Kulturen at Universität Zürich in cooperation with SRF Archiv.

Programme by Bernhard Tschofen, Johannes Müske, Sabine Eggmann
With Nadine Wüthrich and intercomverlag (Niki Rhyner, Zohra Briki, Nils Güttler)
Coding Davide Giorgetta

fernsehfolklore.ch

Bauen und Bild: Der Wiederaufbau des Neuen Museums

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Johannes Bennke investigates in „Bauen und Bild / Building Images“, how images not only document the architectural and restorative handling of cultural memory, but also help to shape it. Therefore his book presents for the first time a photographic record of the reconstruction of the Neues Museum, Berlin, by David Chipperfield Architects @dca.berlin.

It‘s the first entry of <struct>, a new series at intercomverlag that aims to publish cultural analytical research about architecture. In the series, the aesthetic, referential and spatial elements of design should play a key role in conveying knowledge in the book medium and it‘s influence on the perceivable meaning is going to be addressed.

The book is also being published as entry into the series Berliner Schriften zur Museumsforschung, Institut für Museumsforschung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz and Schriften des Internationalen Kollegs für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie, University of Weimar.

Published by intercomverlag
Printed by @dza.druck, Altenburg
Typeface: Lector, an digital reconstruction of Gert Wunderlichs‘ typeface from the 1960‘s @forgotten_shapes.

<struct> intercomverlag 2021

cache.ch

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cache.ch is a publication series and tool for research groups. It enables them to work together on a topic, to arrange source material associatively and to layout generatively in various formats. The resulting series is a mixture of a collective essay and material collection.

Basic idea of ​​the design was to automate repetitive activities in the design process and to provide the researchers with an easy-to-use tool. Therefore the projects’ backend generates various HTML- and PDF-versions based on XML data. The script-based approach was consciously exhibited in the layout-design – and contrarily to the series name, not being hidden. Explanatory texts are printed in full column width.

Realised in a cooperation between Chair for Wissenschaftsforschung, ETH Zurich and the Department for Visual Communication, ZHdK.
In collaboration with Loraine Olalia.
Mentoring: Prof. Sarah Owens
Assistance: Victoria Knabe
Coding: Janis Perren
cache Mono: @atelieramb
Gerstner-Programm: Forgotten Shapes 

 

cache 01: Gegen|Wissen

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cache is publication series and tool for research groups. It enables them to work together on a topic, to arrange source material associatively and to layout generatively in various formats. The resulting series is a mixture of a collective essay and material collection.

Basic idea of ​​the design was to automate repetitive activities in the design process and to provide the researchers with an easy-to-use tool. Therefore the projects’ backend generates various HTML- and PDF-versions based on XML data. The script-based approach was consciously exhibited in the layout-design – and contrarily to the series name, not being hidden. Explanatory texts are printed in full column width.

Its first issue „Gegen|Wissen“ inquires the role of the sciences and knowledge in the protest movements of the 1970s and 1980s. 528 pages, 30 CHF, published by intercomverlag.ch

Realised in a cooperation between Chair for Wissenschaftsforschung, ETH Zurich and the Department for Visual Communication, ZHdK.
In collaboration with Loraine Olalia.
Mentoring: Prof. Sarah Owens
Assistance: Victoria Knabe
Coding: Janis Perren
cache Mono: @atelieramb
Gerstner-Programm: Forgotten Shapes 
Lyon: @commercialtype

cache – Arbeitsspeicher für neue Denkkollektive

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Series of posters announcing the launch of cache.ch by showcasing it’s paradigms. cache is a publishing tool and platform for research collectives in the humanities and social sciences. Sent out folded with the pre-print version of the first publication.
With @loraine.olalia for intercom Verlag

Realised as a cooperation between @ethzh chair for Wissenschaftsforschung and @visualcommunication_zhdk of @design_zhdk

cache Mono: @atelieramb
Gerstner-Programm: Forgotten Shapes

 

Gottfried Semper: Der Stil. Digitale Edition

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Digital edition for ETH Zürich, Department of  Architecture, done in collaboration with Nadine Wüthrich.

Project manager: Philip Ursprung (ETH), Sonja Hildebrand (USI)
Scientific assistants: Michael Gnehm (USI / ETH), Elena Chestnova (USI), Felix Christen (USI), Raphael Germann (USI), Dieter Weidmann (USI)
Development: Scientific IT Services (SIS), ETH Zurich – Swen Vermeul, Antti Luomi
Typeface: Lector by Forgotten Shapes

Work in progress, 2019-2023.

semper-edition.ch

Palms on Balconies – A visual study of contemporary houses…

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…from Romania built for representation

Since the revolution in 1989, Romania has seen a big wave of houses built for representative purposes, so-called palaces. These buildings challenge in many ways societal and administrative norms, and are built by a diverse range of people. Mostly commonly associated with these buildings are people of Roma origin, nevertheless a more widespread audience partakes in this building culture.

Seen from a social perspective, the work aims to broaden the previously limited research with a more differentiated approach. Through exchange with a substantial range of protagonists, and by working with visual ethnography, the project therefore seeks to produce typological images that inquire how social status is established through architecture.

Mentoring: Sarah Owens, Alex Hanimann, Jonas Voegeli
MA-thesis project in Visual Communication, Design, Zurich University of the Arts
Photography and writing in collaboration with Gabriel Amza
Typeface “Sono” by Simon Mager
#palaceresearch

Stiftung Buchkunst, Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung 2018, Shortlist

2018

Palms on Balconies – “Homing – Auf der Suche nach Zuhause”

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The exhibition “Homing” investigates the many notions, shapes and relations towards home in contemporary Romania in times of migration for work and economically challenging domestic developments. Gabriel Amza and me contributed with an excerpt from our project “Palms on Balconies”. It featured a series of photographs of houses built for the representative purposes of privates’ and photograms of building materials and objects we’ve found on construction sites.

Exhibited at Literaturhaus Stuttgart, 21.01.20 – 13.03.20. Curated by MISC Timișoara, House of the Arts Timișoara, Haus der Heimat des Landes Baden-Württemberg. Further exhibiting artists were Ema Staicut, Lavinia Braniște, Andrea Wolfer, Julia Lauter, Holger Fröhlich, Gabriel Amza, Philipp Meuser, Enver Hirsch, Jan Anderson, Juha Hansen.

2020

Mediaphilosophy and Thelogical Aesthetics of Algorithms

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Poster for the annual workshop of the Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft. The Golem reminisces on two aspects of the conference: it’s role as protective figure for jews of particular quarters of Prague – the city it is held in, but also as for illustrating the implications of algorithms. Alteration done with Deep Dream Generator.
Apparat: @michael_clasen
2020

Poster Full Shade Half Moon – Neha Hirve

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For MISC, an off-space for the arts in Timișoara, Romania

2018

Romanian Palace Research: Typologic primer

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Investigation on the typology of representative mansions built in Romania. 50 houses in two towns were therefore taken into consideration with Google Street View. Next to Certeze, in north-romania, where mostly romanian construction workers come from and built their concrete dreams, the second one was Buzescu, a town mostly with a high population of Roma and well-known for their estate. By doing so, the project strives to question the exoticized perception of the often Roma-only ascribed phenomenon. Ongoing project, MA Visual Communication, ZHdK.
2017

Palms on Balconies – Photogrammetries

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Photograms of found objets on construction sites in Romania during fieldtrips for inquiring architectural expressions for social status.
Digitalized at HSLU Lucerne with Lukas Galantay
2018

Æther No°01 Publication & Website

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Hybrid platform for the simplified publication of essays written at the D-GESS Department of ETH Zurich. The project resulted in a website that publishes the monothematic issues in the form of articles on a website, downloadable pdfs and as a generatively layouted publication. Particular attention was paid to the tooling character, the design is based on a predefined system, the realization is managed by the backend. Further information: aether.ethz.ch.

In collaboration with: Loraine Olalia, Nadine Wüthrich
Mentoring ZHdK: Sarah Owens, Jonas Vögeli, Patrik Ferrarelli
D-GESS ETH: Nils Güttler, Max Stalder, Niki Rhyner
Coding: Daniel Stutz
Publisher: intercomverlag

2018

Junior Design Research Conference

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Design for this years Junior Design Research Conference held at Zurich University of the Arts.
Mentoring: Patrik Ferrarelli
Typeface: Groteska by Dominik Junker
2017

Lea Rudolph – Dauerausstellungen in Kunstgewerbemuseen

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Design of the thesis publication for Lea Rudolph at ZHdK. Typeface “Rima” by Simon Mager. 2017

7132

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Identity design for the reopening of Therme Vals. Realised as a freelance graphic designer, for Raffinerie AG with Reto Ehrbar and Enea Toldo. Creative direction by Frank Baumann, photography by Gianni Pisano.

7132.com

2014

7132.com

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Webdesign-concept for the reopening of Therme Vals. Realised as a freelance graphic designer, for Raffinerie AG with Reto Ehrbar and Enea Toldo.
Creative direction by Frank Baumann, photography by Gianni Pisano, coding by Square.

7132.com

2014

A Collaborative Challenge

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A scenario on the relationship between the client Claire Vanderhulst, and you, the reader, slipping into the role of her designer.
Half autobiographic, half idealistic, it’s a summary of the yet learned lessons on collaborative working with clients.

Next to Kai Bernau’s Lyon, the publication is set in my custom alteration RS Claire Medium.
In showcasing formality but also personal character, RS Claire attempts to pick up the role-based relationship of collaborations.

Mentoring Nicole Udry
ECAL, University of Art and Design Lausanne, CH

2012

Planstadt Eisenhüttenstadt – “Ich habe mich nie eingeengt gefühlt”

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Eisenhuettenstadt is GDR’s first planned city, located in East-Germany near Frankfurt Oder.
In the early 1950’s, this new city was built near an iron-hut to supply housing for up to 55.000 people.

While other planned cities were mostly build with readymade “Plattenbau”-segments, Eisenhüttenstadt’s city structure is more crafted and differentiated. It appears almost like a condensation in fixed-matter of the GDR’s vision for the life in idealism of the new socialistic man, as the GDR used to nurture it in the 50’s. The citizens often used to identify themselves with this, until the fall of the berlin wall in 1989. After crucial political and economical changes, Eisenhüttenstadt is nowadays confronted with completely other circumstances, way of lifes and ideologies.

The publication and exhibition “Planstadt Eisenhüttenstadt” is meant as an possibility for an recognising and understandable approach to this field of tension. As authors we wanted to document the present status quo of Eisenhüttenstadt, cross the axes of the planned city, walk on it’s borders, and collect experiences of the citizens for an deeper, self reflected discourse on the relation of man and architecture on this particular place.

In collaboration with Tobias Keinath
Co-author Ben Kaden
Fotographic Assistance by Marija Heinecke
Mentoring by Markus Artur Fuchs &
Prof. Matthias Siegert

SUPER GROTESK HÜTTE – type family alteration in 3 weights, courtesy of FontFont Intl.

planstadt-eisenhuettenstadt.com
Slanted.de

2012