Eduard Freudmann


Lecture | Monday 14.01.2013 | 19:00h | R211a 


Lecture Series: Parallax Views on Architecture

Beograd Gazela - Travel Guide to a Slum
Book project with Can Gülcü and Lorenz Aggermann

Beograd Gazela - Travel Guide to a Slum takes us into a “blank” area in the middle of Europe – in a Roma slum in the center of Belgrade. How does one live without a city infrastructure, without water, without electricity? How do the inhabitants organize themselves and what kind of jobs do they have? What is their situation in regard to health care or the cultivation of their cultural life? The travel guide directs our attention to a place which is paradigmatic for the recent history of Roma in Southeastern Europe. It provides essential information about the social and economic structures of a slum, about the inhabitants and their daily lives and exposes the complex mechanisms of marginalization and discrimination against Roma.

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Eduard Freudmann


Lecture | Monday 14.01.2013 | 19:00h | R211a 


Lectureseries: Parallax Views on Architecture

In summer 2005 Eduard Freudmann and Can Gülcü began to visit Gazela regularly, gathering material for the travel guide during several longer stays in Belgrade up to the end of 2007. At the start they interviewed politicians, sociologists, representatives of aid organizations, and representatives of Roma associations. Although these groups provided a precise picture of those structures and mechanism by which the Serbian Roma are pushed to the margin of society, they gave little information about the Belgrade slums or about Gazela itself. Thus the focus was transferred to visiting the settlement itself, in the course of which the extensive interviews with the inhabitants took place that ultimately provided the major foundation for the travel guide.

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Eduard Freudmann


Lecture | Monday 14.01.2013 | 19:00h | R211a 


Lectureseries: Parallax Views on Architecture

The travel guide has been published in Romani, Serbian and German language:

Lorenz Aggermann, Eduard Freudmann, Can Gülcü
Beograd Gazela - Dromesko manualo ande jek corrivani cara
romanes | Br.224 riga | Euro 9.80 | DRAVA 2009.
ISBN: 978-3-85435-587-8

Lorenc Agerman, Eduard Frojdman, Ðan Gildi
Beograd Gazela - Vodic kroz sirotinjsko naselje.
Srpski jezik. | Obim: 220 str. | Cena: 1,290.00 RSD
RENDE 2009. ISBN broj: 978-86-83897-69-8

Lorenz Aggermann, Eduard Freudmann, Can Gülcü
Beograd Gazela - Reiseführer in eine Elendssiedlung
Deutsch. | Br. 224 Seiten | Preis: EURO 19.80; CHF 35.90
DRAVA 2008. ISBN: 978-3-85435-533-5

http://www.beogradgazela.net

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Eduard Freudmann


Lecture | Monday 14.01.2013 | 19:00h | R211a 


Lectureseries: Parallax Views on Architecture

Eduard Freudmann researches and intervenes in the intersections of art and politics, power relations and social contexts, history-politics and media mechanisms, strategies of exclusion and the commodification of knowledge. He studied fine arts in Vienna and Weimar and likes to work with narrative formats. Since 2007, Freudmann has been teaching at the Department for Conceptual Art Practices at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he participated in the education protests 2009 as a squatting teacher. He co-initiated “Plattform Geschichtspolitik,” an open collective of students, activists and teachers who critically reflect and publicly deal with the institution’s participation in colonialism, (Austro-)fascism and Nazism.

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Eduard Freudmann


Lecture | Monday 14.01.2013 | 19:00h | R211a 


Lectureseries: Parallax Views on Architecture

Parallax is the displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object caused by a new line of sight. We all use this difference to gain depth perception. Astronomers use it to define the distance and outline of far away objects. Meanwhile Slavoj Zizek argues that the parallax gap causes not only an “epistemological” shift in the subject's point of view, but always reflects an “ontological” shift in the object itself, as subject and object are inherently mediated.

In seeking the oscillation between focus and productive indeterminacy, this year’s lecture series at the Institute of Art and Architecture examines the production of space from multiple points of view. And as nearby objects have a larger parallax than distant ones, we invite artists and researchers working in our immediate proximity–artists and researchers within the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna–who look at the subject of architecture and urbanism implicitly or explicitly in their work. As a result the lecture series will offer an array of alternate positions coexisting within the Academy and create a platform for transdisciplinary discussions at the intersection between art and architecture.  (Stefan Gruber)