Talks

Grandhotel Cosmopolis (Susa Gunzner, Sibil Sattler)

OPERATION EYELEVEL: strategies for a cosmopolitan community building

30 October 2015, 18:00
Postgraduate Programme in Curating, ZHdK Room 6.K04


OPERATION EYELEVEL: strategies for a cosmopolitan community building
Welcome to an evening with members of the Grandhotel Cosmopolis (Susa Gunzner, Sibil Sattler)

At the Grandhotel Cosmopolis, human beings with different origin, background, languages and destinations form a communicative space to encounter each other. For some people it is a place to sleep, for some to live the everyday life, for others their day-to-day working place.
Rapid changes of political and societal conditions call for a fundamental cultural reflection and reevaluation of the course of (artistic) action.
What common aims and wishes do the priviledged and not so priviledged share in order to make Cosmopolis happen?
What kind of social practices, values and models for collaboration are needed for a future-oriented community?
In what way do individual needs shape the collective and solidary workfields?
What world do you want to live in and what are you willing to give for it?