Invent the Future with Elements of the Past
12 Zurich Artists on a Stroll with Lucius Burckhardt
An artistic research based on theories and ideas of Lucius Burckhardt, renowned sociologist and urbanist and inventor of the Science of Strollology.
1st edition, 2015
Text in English and German
256 pages, 110 color and 66 b/w illustrations
19 x 26 cm
Swiss sociologist and pioneering urban planner Lucius Burckhardt (1925–2003) developed the concept of “strollology,” or the science of the walk. The only way to truly experience an environment is to move within it on foot. As an approach to urban planning, the stroll redefines the relationship between planned urban development and patterns of movement through time and space.
Invent the Future with Elements of the Past looks at a recent artistic interpretation of Burckhardt’s theories: the contribution of twelve contemporary artists to the Swiss Pavilion at the fourteenth International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2014. Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, the project offers new narratives about the urban space. The resulting objects and events are reproduced here with more than one hundred illustrations and interviews with the participating artists.
With contributions by Judith Albert, Muriel Baumgartner with Tom Stäubli, Stefan Burger, Christina Hemauer and Roman Keller, San Keller, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Adrian Notz, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Paul Polaris, Christian Ratti, Roland Roos, and Navid Tschopp.