Texturing Space: Hong Kong Week

11 – 15 April 2016
Workshops and Performances


A group of students from ZHdK will visit Hong Kong to collaborate with local artists, designers and scholars with the aim to explore possibilities and affordances of the lab in a new urban context. The team aspired to explore the ‘texture of space’, attempting to use, shape and critically inquire how space can and cannot be used, what changes under local circumstances, and what possible ways of creating encounters in different cultural contexts.

In other words, rather than having a pre-conception of specific urban textures, the group seeks to play with the emergence of such textures and the insights they provide into the dynamics, cultural and material practices, and further to the processes of sense-making under specific circumstances.

Event Details

Performance – “Embryo Score Movement Workshop” by Lou Sturm Tempesdanza

Date and Time: 14 April 2016, 7:00pm
Venue: Connecting Space Hong Kong (Directions)

Performance – “緷倜” by Ernesto Coba, Juan Mauricio Bello Schmid, Jonathan Daza Ospina

Date and Time: 14 April 2016, 9:30pm
Venue: Connecting Space Hong Kong (Directions)

Interaction – the audience will be invited to join in a discussion on the practical approaches on the exploration of the collected textures and create new ones.

Date and Time: 15 April 2016, 7:00pm
Venue: Connecting Space Hong Kong (Directions)
*This will be a performative and participative showcasing, with Swiss card games and drinks!

Initiated by: Christoph Brunner, Amélie Brisson-Darveau, and Karmen Franinovic,Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)

In collaboration with: Yanki Lee, Albert Tsang, Chu Tak and Shannon Walsh

Participating students from MA Transdisciplinary, ZHdK:
Rosamund van der Westhuizen, Jana Vanecek, Peter Tränkle, Lou Sturm Tempesdanza, Jonathan Daza Ospina, Marius Förster, Christoph Brunner, Amélie Brisson-Darveau, Ernesto Coba, Juan Mauricio Schmid Bello

About Texturing Space – A Mobile Lab for Research on Urban Textures

“Texturing Space” is a collaborative research project focusing on the development of a mobile lab to investigate urban textures. By establishing a Mobile Lab, the research team from the MA Transdisciplinary programme, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) attempts to investigate texture as the fabric through which experience, action and encounter in urban environments occur between the usually separated domains of architectural structures, social relations and discursive as well as political formations. In other words, texture, might be the connective tissue between these domains defining the dynamic ground from which socio-cultural and material relations emerge.

Admission and Enquiries

All events are free and no registration is required.
For enquiries, please contact Christoph Brunner (tel. +852 5305 3889; email: brunner.chr@googlemail.com)