Contributions
Stefan Kaegi
04/05/15
If The City Is A Stage, What Do We Need Theatres For?

Stefan Kaegi, one of the three authors working in the frame of Rimini Protokoll, has created works in the cities and also about the cities throughout his career. The two most directly city-related works are “100% City” and “Parallel Cities”.

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Bani Brusadin
13/04/15
Hack the city

“An IKEA store on a Friday afternoon in February 2010. A small team of workers in corporate yellow and blue overalls swiftly unloads a long package from a funky looking van (that promptly moves off the scene) and heads to the main downstairs entrance, surrounded by an incessant flow of customers. Another small team watches from a distance, behaving as normal customers. Once in the designated area, in a matter of minutes the first team sets up the brand new product: a cheap, mountable guillotine for do-it-yourself justice! And at a mere 99 € it looks like a great bargain, indeed.”

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Sodja Lotker
20/02/15
Turning City into the Third Space

“City and its public space have in recent years been a popular destination of performance work and its subject of exploration. In my practice as a dramaturge and a curator the idea of the city came back again and again in a variety of forms: as a stage for theatre performance, as a system to be researched by artists, as a metaphor for co-habitation of ´difference´ etc. In this text I will describe some of these projects and try to trace back, decipher why, and figure out what am I doing at all, looking (through a series of rather fragmented thoughts, and a set of notes and quotes that keep helping me ´to cope´) into the possibility that this trend is not only popular but possibly even necessary.”

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Matjaz Ursic
02/02/15
City as a work of art. Influence of public art in the city

“There is no doubt that the current process of globalization and increasing competitiveness of cities greatly influence the relation between public art and urban development. Public art is in this relation often regarded or exploited as a tool that could help increase the distinctiveness, uniqueness and attractiveness of cities and consequently provide work for the local economic base…”

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