Traversing Topologies

Imagining worlds and knowledge with/through artistic research 

As an experimental form of conferencing Traversing Topologies: Imagining worlds and knowledge with/through artistic research is interested in ways of experiencing real topologies in alignment with the numerous versions of their abstraction and generalization. With decentralized actions, walks, performances, and interventions, the conference explores mental, geographical, and digital landscapes, and in the process designs forward-looking perspectives for artistic research and knowledge configurations.

«To conference» means finding a way to get together, sharing experiences, approaches, methods, processes and results. The conference connects three linguistic regions (Central Switzerland, Valais and the Ticino), reveals geographical and disciplinary fringes and takes place both online and in real space.

On 25 September 2021, the conference starts with an opening event at the Hochschule Luzern - Design & Kunst in Emmenbrücke. Then continues at La Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana in Ticino and at École de design et haute école d’art du Valais in Sierre on 13 May 2022 and finally concludes with various projects in the Gotthard area on 14 May 2022.

Friday/Saturday, 13./14. May 2022

Conference / Festival 2022

13. May – Valais (Sierre)

Workshops with:
Nihan Somay, Eduardo Cruces,
Vytautas Michelkevičius, Aldis Gedutis
organised by
Petra Köhle (édhéa)

13. May – Ticino (Lugano & Chiasso)

Tours and Interventions at
CSCS Lugano and Punto Franco Chiasso/Balerna
with: Andrea Helbling, Patrick Keller/Joël Vacheron,
Christine Schranz, Marie-Anne Lerjen  
organised by Priska Gisler, Flavia Caviezel

Exhibition at SUPSI
by Nicoletta Grillo and Linda Herzog
organised by
Silvia Converso (SUPSI)

14. May – Gotthard Area (Hospental, Realp, Andermatt)

Tours and Interventions by
Annina Boogen, Michaela Schwentner, Nik Thoenen,
Anne-Laure Franchette, Gabriel N. Gee,
Nino Baumgartner, Rebecca Squires, San Keller,
Carolin Melia Brendel, Helena McFadzean,
Ilka Becker, Sarah Kolb, Jutta Strohmaier
moderated/contextualized by Jens Badura
organised by
Rachel Mader, Maia Gusberti, Pablo Müller (HSLU)

*** detailed program to be announced soon***