Texture, we claim, is not a mere surface structure of built configurations but hints at the dynamic and processual nature of urban ecologies as expanded cartographies. As part of a research-creation seminar at Zurich University of the Arts a modular and mobile lab for engaging with urban textures was designed and used at different sites. These explorations are reflected upon from different perspectives such as philosophy, design, sociology, sound, media studies, and literature. Each of these encounters becomes a texturing of its own kind. The publication addresses researchers, artists and designers interested in artistic and design research practices and methods from a transdisciplinary and process-oriented point of view. With contributions by Amelie Brisson-Darveau, Christoph Brunner, Nicole De Brabandere, Sher Doruff, Rosamund Ender, Marius Förster, Karmen Franinovic, Diego Gil, Roman Kirschner, Nuria Krämer, Yanki Lee, Mariana Marcassa, Patrick Müller, Erin Manning, Brian Massumi, Toni Pape, Peter Tränkle, and Jana Vanecek.
ZHdK: Master Program in Transdisciplinary Studies and Institute for Contemporary Art Research (IFCAR)