ESSAY: How to manage the Apocalypse?

By Svenja Schüffler (2019)

With regards to content, the recent art works correspond with the essay “How to manage the Apocalypse?“. It will be presented in the current exhibition at Galerie Kuchling, Berlin as part of an artist book. Visitors are also invited to take a copy of it home. Different readings of essay and pictures reflect and inspire each other. Full Essay pdf for Download:


ESSAY: Installing Seismic Risk of Istanbul

November 2016
By Svenja Schüffler

Published at Anthropocene Curriculum Platform of Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin HKW / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

Calculated surprise and torn-down slabs. An introduction to the art-science project Installing Seismic Risk of Istanbul. Supported by the German Research Centre for Geoscience GFZ Potsdam and presented at the Forecast Forum, HKW 2015.

Photograph by Idris Bedirhanoglu, Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey

ESSAY: KAIROS Earthquake Early Warning Application (An Instruction for turning Risk into facing your Danger)

By Svenja Schüffler
November 2016

Published at Anthropocene Curriculum Platform of Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin HKW / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
Photograph by Svenja Schüffler

There is this unpredictable moment when the underground faults start to rupture. Between the start of the cracking of the Earth and the arrival of the waves that tear through underground, until they shake everything at the surface, there is a tiny, special moment of time. Less than a Chronos [1], yet an instant that could be enriched and transformed through a knowledge beyond primal cognition and experience. A knowledge that could help you save your life, whoever you are, and wherever you might be …

ESSAY: kritisch-inflationär – Criteria of crisis – critique as process

By Gregor Kanitz

This essay is part of the book
Glossar inflationärer Begriffe, which accompanied the exhibition DIE IRREGULÄREN – ÖKONOMIEN DES ABWEICHENS at the NGBK – Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V., Berlin from 20|04|13 to 02|06|13. Curaters and Editors of the book are Anna Bromley, Michael Fesca, Sara Hillnhütter, Eylem Sengezer and Olga von Schubert. Continue reading “ESSAY: kritisch-inflationär – Criteria of crisis – critique as process”

LECTURE TRANSCRIPTION: Geschichten motorischer Umgebung. Junge Wilde und gefährliche Milieus

By Gregor Kanitz
Leicht überarbeiteter Vortrag am Graduiertenkolleg Topologie der Technik, TU Darmstadt vom 04.02.15

Englisch foreword
Dangerous Youth

Apart from very few examples like dangerous dares connected to alcohol, little thefts etc “youth” nowadays does not seem really hazardous or risky to mid-European societies. There are discussions about young people spending hours and hours with their mobile-phones or playing computer-games over several days, but only a few would consider this as a threat to society.

This was much different until the 1960s/70s, at least since the 19th century there was a tremendous concern about “wrong” ways of growing up and especially in metropolitan regions juvenile delinquency caused daily troubles and alarms. Continue reading “LECTURE TRANSCRIPTION: Geschichten motorischer Umgebung. Junge Wilde und gefährliche Milieus”