May 4, 2008 - Networked Cultures - The Dialogues
May 4, 2008

The Dialogues

The Dialogues
May to December 2008

Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam
Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto
Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
Trafó Gallery, Budapest
The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
Proekt Fabrika, Moscow
Pro qm, Berlin
santralistanbul, Istanbul
Open Space – Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Vienna
Whitechapel Gallery, London

Networks have become the most powerful figure to describe our conception of the world: networks dominate the prevailing structures of cultural, economic and military power. Departing from sites of geopolitical conflict and social confrontation, the Networked Cultures project, an international platform of artists, architects, curators and theorists, aims to reconsider cultural transformations by examining the potentials and effects of networked spatial practices.

From May 2008 Networked Cultures will connect locations across the globe for a series of public events, the Networked Cultures Dialogues, curated by Peter Mörtenböck and Helge Mooshammer. These installation and discussion forums will follow four thematic strands: Network Creativity – Contested Spaces – Trading Places – Parallel Worlds.

Attention will be focused on the phenomenon of network creativity, by tracing the routes of networks laid out by translocal artistic production. The site that will be opened up, marks an arena of engagement between space and conflict and leads to an interrogation of contested territories across Europe and beyond, examining the architecture of contestation, and proposing models for geocultural negotiation. Investigating their modus operandi, the focus then shifts to governmentality and self-government by examining the organizational matrix of black markets, informal settlements and accompanying parallel economies. Responding to these global realities, the parallel worlds of mobility and migration are discussed in relation to the current politics of connectivity and the emerging ‘archipelago of peripheries’.

Building on the network logic of this project, the series of Networked Cultures dialogues offers a range of settings to connect the project contributors with a multitude of local actors, including the launch of a comprehensive publication and film archive, as well as exhibitions, video installations and live discussions.

Live contributions by Asu Aksoy, Lucia Babina, Gulsen Bal, Jochen Becker, Adrian Blackwell, Eric Cazdyn, Sudeep Dasgupta, Igor Dobricic, Nikolett Eröss, Asya Filippova, Iacopo Gallico, Emiliano Gandolfi, Cordula Gdaniec, Joseph Grima, Gita Hashemi, Guven Icirlioglu, Luis Jacob, Catherine Karl, Erden Kosova, Marc Neelen, Poka-Yio, Irit Rogoff, Despoina Sevasti, Christine Shaw, Samu Szemerei, Hakan Topal, Srdjan J. Weiss, Franciska Zólyom, and many others.


1 May 2008 – Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam
7 May 2008 – Toronto Free Gallery, Toronto
15 May 2008 – Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
27 May 2008 – Trafó Gallery, Budapest
31 May to 27 June 2008 – The Israeli Center for Digital Art, Holon
5 June 2008 – Proekt Fabrika, Moscow
10 June 2008 – Pro qm, Berlin
25 June 2008 – santralistanbul, Istanbul
10 October to 9 November 2008 – Open Space, Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Vienna
16 October 2008 – Whitechapel Gallery, London

For detailed information please refer to the venues’ websites.
For a complete listing of events see:

This series of presentations and debates will be continued in Rio de Janeiro, Warsaw, Athens, Ústi nad Labem, Skopje and other cities in fall/winter 2008.

Networked Cultures: Parallel Architectures and the Politics of Space

The Networked Cultures Dialogues are supported by a book co-edited by Peter Mörtenböck and
Helge Mooshammer.

It includes essays by Adrian Blackwell, Marina Grzinic, Irit Rogoff and AbdouMaliq Simone, and conversations with Özge Açıkkol, Azra Aksamija, Ayreen Anastas, Ricardo Basbaum, Jochen Becker, Matei Bejenaru, Ursula Biemann, Sylvie Blocher, Stefano Boeri, Katherine Carl, Sarah Carrington, Branka Curcic, François Daune, Igor Dobricic, Ana Dzokic, Joan Escofet, Jesko Fezer, Asya Filippova, Rene Gabri, Iacopo Gallico, Sophie Hope, Natasa Ilic, Guven Incirlioglu, Katrin Klingan, Vasıf Kortun, Erden Kosova, Olga Lopoukhova, Margarethe Makovec, Marc Neelen, Philipp Oswalt, Kyong Park, Marta Paz, Constantin Petcou, Tadej Pogacar, Poka-Yio, Marjetica Potrc, Gerald Raunig, Oliver Ressler, Josep Saldaña, Marko Sancanin, Günes Savas, Florian Schneider, Despoina Sevasti, Pablo de Soto, Srdjan J. Weiss, Eyal Weizman, Seçil Yersel and Claudia Zanfi.

The book, accompanied by a DVD with audiovisual reports, offers a highly comprehensive overview of
the project.

Publisher: NAi Publishers, Rotterdam
Design: Thonik, Amsterdam
Format: 17 x 24 cm, 320 pages
ISBN 978-90-5662-059-2

Peter Mörtenböck & Helge Mooshammer

Networked Cultures
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