Herbst, Graz, Austria, 2001
AUTONOMOUS TERRITORY, Public Action
Saturday, October 13th 2001 11a.m. - 7p.m.
methods could be culturally ruthless: by depriving peple of the reassurance
of habitual spaces, experiences, symbols and ways of life, they would
be forced to reinvent culture from scratch."
Autonomous Territory is a collaborative public action of the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.
Museum of ContemporaryArt, RESSIDORF, a homeless settlement community
in Graz and the art group Kunst://Abseits vom netz (KAVN). The project
rise the questions about the relation between official urban planning
condition and the architecure of urban minorities. Autonomous Territory
is a new research in the field of low-tech and non-planed architecture,
practiced by homeless and artists, closely connected to everyday life
and its transformation. Non-plan reflects the concepts and practices of
everyday life, practical utopia, game of communication and idea of participatory
urban environment. These processes open possibilities for redefining institutional
participation in creating of urban spaces.
Public action Autonomous Territory by P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary
present a temporary occupied location in city centre in front of the provincial
goverment of Styria. The location will serve as an information-communication
spot. One day action will consists of public intervention, construction
and street forum. The participants will discuss issues such as strategies
(past and future) of Ressidorf autonomous homeless urban settlement, minimal
living space condition, parallel economies and self-organising in social
City centre of Graz: Herrengasse.