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Dear Participants, Friends and Colleagues,
We are delighted to announce the first edition of Urban Knights, Vienna. Join us on 3rd July, 19.00hr at Das Packhaus, Marxergasse 24,1030 Wien. Urban Knights is a programme of events, which provokes and promotes practical approaches to urban change. The programme brings together people who are actively creating alternatives, which reflect or produce disruptions to our given city infrastructures, norms and perceptions. This first edition in Vienna will focus on new urban governance, commons, collective well-being and shared civic resources. Speakers include:
Teresa Dillon [IRL/DE]
Urban Knights curator Teresa Dillon will provide an overview of the programme development to date with a focus on projects, which related to the urban commons and collective civic goverance.
Venue hosts and partners for Urban Knights, Vienna, Paradocks will provide a summary of their building experiment and co-working space, 'Das Packhaus'.
Hans Bernhard [AT] Rethinking our approach to governance, co-founder of the internationally renowned artist group UBERMORGEN discusses radical-self experiments, including media and legal hacks as strategies for rethinking how we organise our techno-civic lives. Theresa Schutz [AT] Arcitect, co-founder of the urban arts collective 'Gehsteig-Guerrilleros' and member of the CIT Collective illustrates how the collective have been lobbying to turn Vienna's 'Gaswork Leopoldau' into an open and democratically run area for cultural development and production. +++++ Urban Knights is curated by Teresa Dillon. In 2013, while working at the Science Gallery, Dublin, Dillon established Urban Knights in partnership with Dublin City Council. In 2013-2014 the programme also ran in Berlin, where it is now based. As part Dillon's artist-in-residency at quartier21, Vienna with Artistic Bokeh and in partership with Paradocks the Vienna edition of Urban Knights was established. Further details:
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Teresa Dillon is an artist, researcher and Professor of City Futures at Watershed & UWE, Bristol.