Visions for the Alps
Zuoz/Engadin, 25. & 26. August 2012
E.A.T. / Engadin Art Talks
Vito Acconci, Ron Arad, Raqs Media Collective, Hans Danuser, Christophe Frédéric Girot, Jefferson Hack, Arthur Loretz, Paulo Sergio Niemeyer, Mai-Thu Perret, Tobias Rehberger, François Roche, Rolf Sachs, Urban-Think-Tank, Philip Ursprung
The term “vision” is used to describe ideas, designs and projects that are usually daring, if not outright Utopian in nature. A “visionary” – as derived from the French word visionnaire – is an intellectual pioneer, who develops courageous, daring and, sometimes also, uncomfortable ideas and presents them for discussion.
Hence the E.A.T. participants discussed and philosophised about visions, ideas, designs and projects that have been either created for the mountains or dreamed up in the mountains.
The panels were chaired by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery London, Beatrix Ruf, Director of the Kunsthalle Zürich and Professor Philip Ursprung, ETH Zurich. The audience has been welcomed by Giachem Bott, vice mayor of he citty of Zuoz.
We are passionate about facilitating personal interaction between the audience and participants. We hope to have enabled and promoted this through the informal setting of the talks and a public cocktail event on Saturday evening.
A film programme on the topic “Mountain Films”, which has been compiled by This Brunner, has been presented in the evenings at the cinema in Hotel Castell.
Saturday, 27 August
Giachem Bott City of Zuoz
Christine Bechtler Initiator of the Engadin Art Talks
I don’t care how much it costs -
my only problem is who is going to pay for it (and other problems)
alpine thoughts and projects
Sensing the Alps with Point Clouds
THE EROSION PROJECT
and VISIONS FOR THE ALPS
The Alps as Model for
Clouds, Particles & Pixels
Paradiso del Cevedale
Duque de Caxias -
a sustainable city
Urban Mountain Utopia:
Torre de David
Sunday, 26 August
Slowness vs Speed:
The Robert Walser Sprint
Final Discussion and Outlook
Location: Hotel Castell Cinema
compiled by This Brunner
Friday, 24. August: Die weisse Hölle am Piz Palü
Saturday, 25. August: 5 Days one summer – Am Rande des Abgrunds
Sunday, 26. August: Sennentuntschi