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URBAN INSTRUCTIONS a partecipative intervention in public space based on a series of stickers placed around the 20th district for 3 months in 2021. These islands propose different ways of interacting with other people and with the surrounding environment. Passers-by are invited to do small actions, imagine new possibilities, consider other points of view, refocus on the sense of neighbourhood and living-together. This could change, even for a moment, the community we are living in.

a project by BUUUUUUUUU, backed by SHIFT in the 20th district of Vienna.
here a map of where you could find the islands

Satellite Interventions, workshops and projects by Karin Pauer, Ryts Monet, Andrea Habith and Marie Vermont, Gerald Straub, Michikazu Matsune and BUUUUUUUUU. 



by Anthony Downey - Thames and Hudson 

Art & Politics Now is a survey of more than 200 artists whose works address the political, often using radical approaches and techniques to communicate their ideas. Since the turn of the 21st century, contemporary artists have increasingly engaged with some of the most pressing issues facing our world and their art has taken a distinctly political turn. Eleven themed chapters with integrated illustrations each provide a closely woven argument about the contribution of specific artworks and projects to different aspects of political and social engagement, from globalization and citizenship to activism and the environment.


Ripensare la democrazia tra utopia e partecipazione

Giovedì 22 settembre 2011 ore 19.00
Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina
Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze

Artisti: Francis Alÿs, Michael Bielicky & Kamila B. Richter, Buuuuuuuuu, Roger Cremers, Democracia, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Thomas Feuerstein, Thomas Hirschhorn, Thomas Kilpper, Lucy Kimbell, Cesare Pietroiusti, Artur Żmijewski

Arte contemporanea e riflessione politica e sociale: la mostra propone opere di dodici artisti internazionali in un percorso che riflette su valori e contraddizioni della società di oggi e sulle possibili declinazioni dei principi della democrazia, in un momento in cui la sua validità sembra essere messa in discussione.
La mostra nasce dal confronto con l’attuale situazione internazionale. Se nei paesi occidentali l’attuale crisi economica ha prodotto un profondo malcontento sociale, portando a una crisi di fiducia e di credibilità dei valori democratici, nei paesi del Nord Africa e del Medio Oriente sembra aver preso spazio un nuovo senso di utopia politica rivoluzionaria, diversa ma apparentemente parallela al fenomeno europeo.
Gli artisti invitati a partecipare alla mostra fanno emergere tematiche come lo scontro tra individuo e collettività, la crescente distanza tra cittadini e classe politica, il potere e l’influenza delle lobby economiche e dei mass media, il problema dell’immigrazione, ma anche le nuove possibili forme di partecipazione democratica.

Declining Democracy è un progetto del CCC Strozzina, con la consulenza scientifica di Piroschka Dossi, Christiane Feser, Gerald Nestler, Franziska Nori.



Rethinking democracy between utopia and participation

Thursday 22 September 2011 at 19.00
Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina
Palazzo Strozzi -Florence

Artists: Francis Alÿs, Michael Bielicky & Kamila B. Richter, Buuuuuuuuu, Roger Cremers, Democracia, Juan Manuel Echavarría, Thomas Feuerstein, Thomas Hirschhorn, Thomas Kilpper, Lucy Kimbell, Cesare Pietroiusti, Artur Żmijewski

Contemporary art as a platform to explore contemporary social and political issues: the exhibition presents the diverse artworks of twelve international contemporary artists that create a reflection on the values and contradictions that typify today’s society, addressing the possible declinations of the principles of democracy, which is being challenged more and more today.
The exhibition was born out of a consideration of the contemporary international situation. While the current economic crisis has triggered deep social unrest in Western countries, a new sense of revolutionary political utopia, different from, yet parallel to developments in Europe, appears to have gained a foothold in the countries of North Africa and the Middle East.
The artworks on display will consider such themes as the clash between the individual and the community, the growing gap between the average citizen and the political classes, the power and influence of economic lobbies and mass media, the issues surrounding immigration and new potential forms of democratic participation.
Declining Democracy is a project devised by CCC Strozzina with the scholarly contribution of Piroschka Dossi, Christiane Feser, Gerald Nestler and Franziska Nori.


at The Lust Gallery - Vienna

see video and photo documentation