Attila Tordai on Sun, 2 Mar 2003 18:10:09 +0100 (CET)

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[Nettime-ro] UnoccupiedTerritories - call for participation



Unoccupied Territories
Inhabited zones and overlapping mind-made constructions in our everyday life 

“In spite of its ubiquity, everyday space is nearly invisible in the 
professional discourse of the city... (...) These spaces exist physically 
somewhere in the junctures between private, commercial and domestic.” 
(Margaret Crawford, “Blurring the Boundaries: Public Space and Private 

“Unoccupied Territories” is the first event of the cultural exchange program 
“Her und Hin” organized by K&S Gallery, Berlin. The project deals with the 
creation of psychological spaces, and poses the question whether and how we 
occupy public or private space determined by urban planning. “Non-places" 
appear around us day by day - spaces that are non-specific, could be 
anywhere without a possibility to connect with. It has to be noted though 
that the same space can be fully and intimately inhabited by a person 
although it will remain alien to another person. Furthermore, an area that 
is familiar to a local person might feel very hostile to an immigrant and 
vice versa. Perhaps we all inhabit different personal spaces in various 

We are collecting contributions, short personal interpretations - from 
writers, architects, scientists, social workers, scholars, fellows, 
emigrants and ordinary people - that investigate issues of “territories” in 
a social and cultural sense: how occupied or unoccupied territories are 
perceived, in which directions can they be extended as a discourse? 

Please submit texts between 1 sentence and 10 pages, and sent it to the 
following address:
Galerie K&S
Linienstr. 156 /157
10115 Berlin 

and via e-mail to:, or 

Deadline: March 26, 2003, 23:45h. 

The selected texts will be printed and presented in Galerie K&S, Berlin, 
from April 11 to May 31 as the first part of the “Unoccupied Territories” 
exhibition. The submissions can be in any languages, but NO text will be 
translated. All materials are going to be published in a catalogue in the 
end of the year.
The project is curated by Attila Tordai-S. (from Cluj, Romania), guest 
curator of K&S.
Galerie K&S is an initiative of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart and 
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. 

The international exchange program “Her und Hin” manifests itself as a 
culture transfer and will be accompanied by art magazines. Art 
administrators, curators and artists from Eastern Europe, will have the 
opportunity to get connected with the networks of both artists’ houses 
(RESIDENCY PROGRAMS) and K&S Gallery, to meet their fellows and other 
artists and to work on collaborative projects. The exhibitions, symposium, 
discussions etc., resulting from this exchange, will first take place in 
Berlin and then in the respective partner’s city. Miriam Bers is the program 

The international exchange program “Her und Hin” is friendly supported by 
the Allianz Kulturstiftung. 
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