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Parallal Event Manifesta 11: Work. Migration, Memes, Personal Geopolitics

Book Launch Parallal Event Manifesta Zurich

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We had a launch at ZHdK of this issue of, visited by Sergio Edelsztein, Maayan Shaleff, Barbara Basting, Chem Tamir, Jochen Kiefer, Gabriele Horn, Steven Henry Madoff, Curating students from New York and from Zurich, see also some impressions from Manifesta 11.

Contributions by:
Giorgio Agamben, Bah Sadou / Autonome Schule Zürich, Anne-Julchen Bernhardt, Esther Eppstein, Fany Flores, Grandhotel Cosmopolis, Maurizio Lazzarato, Philipp Lutz, MigrafonA, Melanie Muñoz / Lysistrada, Martin Krenn, Rayelle Niemann, Roberto Nigro, Marion von Osten, Katharina Morawek, Almut Rembges, Mathias Rodatz, Bea Schwager / SPAZ, Vreni Spieser, Petra Tomljanović, Erol Yildiz, Želimir Žilnik, Tim Zulauf

Interviews conducted by
Lisa Lee Benjamin, Mariana Bonilla Rojas, Frédéric Bron, Emilie Bruner, Hana Cisar, Silvia Converso, Michelle Geser Lunau, Katya Knoll, Mona Liem, Cordelia Oppliger, Diana Padilla, Ludovica Parenti, Paloma Rayón, Silvia Savoldi, Franziska Stern, Agustina Struengmann, Makiko Takahashi, Petra Tomljanović, Katrijn Van Damme

Dorothee Richter, Eleonora Stassi, Tanja Trampe

“Work, Migration, Memes and Personal Geopolitics: Zurich Issues” is being published within the framework of the Parallel Events accompanying the Zurich Manifesta 11 devoted to the theme “What people do for money: Some joint ventures”. Unlike the Manifesta concept, the contributions to this journal relate the changes that have come about in working conditions and circumstances since the early 1990s directly to the multifarious migration movements in Europe.
To this day, changes in working processes and migration movements are usually regarded as mutually isolated “problems”. However, we see the connection between them as a geopolitical reality rooted in political and economic power structures, aspirations to hegemony and the battle for resources, a reality that already began to take shape in the harbingers of neoliberalism. Whereas in the eighteenth century the impoverished working class still found itself directly confronted with a wealthy upper class, today these lines of conflict traverse the globe horizontally.

A cooperation of MAS Curating ZHdK and the Webjournal, Parallel event of Manifesta 11