Lecture — Fabrikzeitung at ZHdK

Glashaus (Gregor Huber & Ivan Sterzinger) is the head behind ‘Fab­rikzei­tung’, the news­pa­per of Rote Fab­rik in Zurich. On Janu­ary 13th Gregor Huber and Ivan Sterzinger talk about their work on this news­pa­per from 2007 until now…

Gre­gor Huber is re­spon­si­ble for the con­tent, con­cept and de­sign of the Rote Fab­rik news­pa­per and has been awar­ded a Swiss Fed­eral De­sign Grant in recog­ni­tion of his graph­ic de­sign for the years 20072009. The news­pa­per, which ap­pears ten times a year, pro­vides in­for­ma­tion on the pro­gramme of events at the Rote Fab­rik in Zurich, a for­mer fac­tory turned al­ter­na­tive arts cen­tre. It also ad­dresses a wide range of top­i­cal is­sues. Al­though it fo­cuses more on the role of this his­tor­i­cally left-wing in­sti­tu­tion as an on­go­ing pro­ject rather than on any ide­o­log­i­cal dogma, ac­cord­ing to the graph­ic artist, the news­pa­per can and does take a po­lit­i­cal stance.

The themes tra­di­tion­ally as­so­ci­ated with the al­ter­na­tive arts scene are de­lib­er­ately re­placed by cur­rent top­ics. In one issue, for in­stance, the news­pa­per ex­plores ›Wis­sen und Be­denken‹ [Knowl­edge and Mis­giv­ings]. In an­other, it looks at the Wiki­pe­dia Gen­er­a­tion and the rise of half-know­l­edge. Under the head­ing ›Fo­cused on you and your needs‹, the ques­tion of sur­vival in a cor­po­rate world is dis­cussed, while an issue de­voted to ›Selb­stveröffentlichung‹ [Self-pub­­li­ca­­tion] is all about pri­vacy and the quest for iden­tity in a mass-me­­dia so­ci­ety.[…]”
— Aure­lia Müller

ZHdK
Aus­s­tel­lungsstrasse 60
Entrance B, Room 317
CH-8005 Zürich

Janu­ary 13th, 2011 at 7 pm

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