STOPOVER. ACTORS, NODES AND NETWORKS OF MOBILITY
In the study of socio-spatial transformational processes relating to mobility, the question arises as to the choice of relevant place of entry of the study and of the temporal and spatial excerpt through which the actors are accompanied. In a comparison of two artistic projects carried out in a group, Saison Opening (2005/2006) and EXIT St. Pankraz (2007), which dealt with the transition of socio-spatial structure in dependence on the mobility of the actors, the applied methods as well as the similarities and differences in the artistic implementation will be dealt with by way of example. The Juxtaposition of the case studies focuses on the bond of the actors at the examined locations and the emergence of (temporary) social networks.
Michael Zinganel graduated in the faculty of Architecture at Graz University of Technology; he visited a two year postgraduate programme in fine arts at the Jan van Eyck Academy Maastricht and obtained a PhD in contemporary history at the University of Vienna. He taught at various universities and academies and was a research fellow at the IFK (International Center for Cultural Studies) in Vienna in the summer-term 2003. From 2001 to 2010 he was assistant professor at the Institute of Building Typology at the Graz University of Technology. Together with Michael Hieslmair he worked on several art installations dealing with mobilities, documented on: www.hieslmair.him.at