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     The Art of Not Being Governed Like That (Michel Foucault)     Württembergischer Kunstverein 2010
In collaboration with Hans D. Christ, Yvonne P. Doderer und Iris Dressler
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Timeline - the Stuttgart railway station
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The presentation ties in with the current controversy surrounding the urban development and transport project 'Stuttgart 21' or 'S21' and heightens reflection thereupon against the background of economic, political, social, and cultural processes of transformation that have been developing in recent decades.

The city in particular is a space where the powers of definition and agency densify and become intertwined: Who governs the city based upon which fundaments and in which ways? To whom does the city belong? Who has a right to the city? Who has a say in future developments within a city, and who implements these in which way? Which promises of modernization are tied to these concepts of the future? And which representations are used to convey these concepts? The project The Art of Not Being Governed Like That segmentally sheds light on the backdrop of Stuttgart 21 in the following thematic areas:

GOVERNMENTALITY - New forms of governing along the horizon of neoliberalism, new governance
ECONOMIZATION - Urban upgrading, urban development as investment, new public management
CIVIL SOCIETY - New forms of protest, communities, networks
INFORMATION POLICY -Information design, freedom of information laws, visual conveyance
LOBBYISM - Interests, entanglements, asserting undue advantages, corruption

Resistance against 'Stuttgart 21'
is as old as the project itself;
Information brochures since 1994