Last Saturday, we visited the town of Arcen in the Netherlands where the fifth bi-annual Scrooge Festival was held. Paying our tickets, we entered a Baudrillard-style simulacrum, or, as one of our members called it, “a Truman Show.” The village was decorated in a 19th-century style and its inhabitants dressed up as 19th-century residents. Along … More SpaceCollective 30: Scrooge Festival, a 19th-Century Truman Show
Eric and I cannot believe that Christmas is already around the corner. As the holidays are approaching fast, we are looking forward to organizing our infamous SpaceCollective Xmas edition. In the past years, we have explored the region’s spatial and culinary xmas market extravaganzas in the region, such as Bochum, Dortmund, Hattingen, Münster, and Soest. … More SpaceCollective 30: Scrooge Festival, Arcen, NL
On Saturday, 19 August, SpaceCollective 29 took place in Münster during the Skulptur Projekte art show. The Skulptur Projekte Münster exhibition is Germany’s second biggest regular art event besides the documenta. Every ten years, artists are invited to the city to display their sculptures in the public sphere. This year, more than 35 sculptures were … More SpaceCollective 29: Visiting the Skulptur Projekte Münster
This summer Germany hosts two rare, transnational, and major (public) art events. The first is the penitential Documenta art exhibit in Kassel and the second is the Skulptur Projekte Münster which only takes place every ten (!) years. For the fifth time since 1977, the internationally renowned exhibition turns the city of Münster not only into … More SpaceCollective 29: Art in Public Spaces, Münster
As we reported earlier, the SpaceCollective went on a bike tour of Münster with the renowned French anthropologist Marc Augé on June 12. First of all, our group explored some of Münster’s key sights, such as the Prinzipalmarkt, the Überwasserkirche, the Schloss and the “Kreativkai” harbor area. We discussed the city’s repeated architectural re-inventions and their … More SpaceColletive 28: Biking through Münster with Marc Augé
On June 12, 2017, the SpaceCollective will have the opportunity to meet the well-known French anthropologist Marc Augé for an exclusive bike tour of Münster. During the tour and the ensuing dinner, SpaceCollective members and friends will be able to discuss not only Augé’s famous concept of the “non-place” but also its contemporary relevance for … More SpaceCollective 28: Bike Tour of Münster with Marc Augé
This is the first line of an email Eric and I sent on 6 February 2009 to a few colleagues here in the Ruhr Area in order to found the SpaceCollective, a network of people interested in spaces and places. After more than eight years of organizing the SpaceCollective in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, more and … More Welcome to the SpaceCollective!