Barbara Steiner
Freelance Curator and Writer, Leipzig

 

ABSTRACT
The text asks how dissent can be organized spatially. Although, taking recent developments in arts, architecture and urban planning into consideration, the focus is put on two projects of the artist and architect Apolonija Šušteršič: the café KAFIČ, commissioned by Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, and the Community Pavilion in Hustadt, commissioned by the municipality of Bochum. Following these examples the text discusses the possibilities of how to transmute social antagonism into agonism thereby creating a vibrant public sphere that allows the expression of competing notions, opinions and approaches.

KEY WORDS
dissent, conflict, disagreement, public, space, antagonism, agonism

 

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SAJ Vol. 4, 2012, No. 2