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 2007 – 2009. 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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