by Chu YinHua

Staging Memories: Mise en Scène the Imagined Cities in Photographic Practices

This practice-based research arises from the experience of travelling between different cities, which induces a state wherein perceptions of the physical environment are overlaid with memories. The physical space that reflects actual light into one’s eyes is transformed, through and across the spaces one remembers, imagines or fantasises, into what I call the ‘imagined city’. ‘Staging memories’ takes mise en scène beyond its associations with staging technique, developing it as a methodology for representing and experiencing the imagined city. Continue Reading →

Duska Zagorac

Duska is an award-winning director currently developing her first feature (writer James Harris, producer Sarah Brocklehurst) with Triangle (Screen Yorkshire & Northern FM) and Creative England. In 2011, Duska shadowed her Guiding Lights mentor, director Oliver Parker, on JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN.

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Natalie Bayer

is an academic on migration, representation and consumption. She works as a curator (“Crossing Munich. Places, images, and debates on migration”, Munich/Germany 2009), editor, and publisher. Currently she researches for her PhD-project “Migration on Display. Continue Reading →


by Natalie Bayer (Munich, Berlin, Goettingen)

Displaying Migration: Narratives, politics, and knowledge productions of a new exhibition subject in German museums

Until 2005 the official German policy field has denied the fact of being an immigrant nation, although historical and anthropological studies proof that migration and mobility has always been the normal situation. Unsurprisingly migration hasn’t been an extensive topic in German museums apart from some very few exceptions. However for some years one can see more and more museums that concern themselves with the history of immigration to Germany: An increasing number of exhibitions is shown, conferences are held and networks are dealing with questions of collecting, conserving, researching, and exhibiting migration. Continue Reading →

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The Temporary Lab of Non | Permanent Space is an interactive web portal and a tool for communication and exchange of experience. Shift in Shift the City stands for move and change. It represents content of my research, when it comes to changes in the urban context of migration, on the other hand, as a web portal it makes change itself. This virtual laboratory is a dynamic experiment. Continue Reading →

Peter Mörtenböck

is Professor of Visual Culture at the Vienna University of Technology and visiting researcher in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he has initiated the Networked Cultures project, a global research platform focusing on translocally connected spatial practices. Continue Reading →

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by Peter Mörtenböck

>>Like the thresholds of consistency and constraint, the threshold of deterritorialisation is not evolutionary but rather coexists with the flows yet to cross it. While the stability of territorialisation may serve to control the flows of migration and trade across borders as well as the endurance of the borders themselves, deterritorialising pressures such as the increasing flow of financial resources or the mobility of legal or illegal workers amplify the strength of networks and the extreme elasticity of their operations. What emerges through the untoward disruptions, dislocations and redirections provoked by these global manoeuvres is a new consciousness of spatiality, a new kind of space whose cohesion depends not so much on distance as on loose affiliations, political alignments, market relations and aesthetic imaginations. Continue Reading →