2 September 2023
A Situationist Guidebook to Every City
We will create a universal travel guide, which can be used anytime in any city for exploring, appropriating and enjoying the urban spectacle. It will lead people into situations and games and will encourage playing in and with the city.
Inspired by the playful strategies of the Dadaists and Situationists, during the workshop, we will play in and with the city. Our aim is to develop a sense for urban situations and to (re)discover the city as an urban readymade with countless situations to play with.
The overall goal is to create a universal travel guide, which can be used anytime in any city for exploring, appropriating and enjoying the urban spectacle. It will lead people into situations and games and encourage playing, city hacking, détournements and dérives. With our workshop we want to foster the participants to see familiar things differently and from completely new perspectives.
During the summer school we will develop the concept of such a travel guide, bring it to product maturity and design a crowdfunding campaign to finance the publication. The work is supposed to be created in a nomadic (situationist and dadaistic) manner, while strolling around and playing in the streets of Berlin. We want to produce ad hoc and in situ while using the opportunities the city offers. In this way, participants get to know innovative development, rapid prototyping and on site production as well as becoming familiar with alternative ways of funding and distribution methods.
Dr. Turit Fröbe die-stadtdenkerei.de
Dipl.-Ing. Karsten Michael Drohsel. www.studioinstabil.eu
The course is aimed at artists, architects, urban planners, landscape planners, game designers, educators, teachers and art educators.
EUR 680: course fee