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Grenzgang. When Promenadology Meets Library

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)
Author FlorenzBeate, LurkTabea, SchwanderMarkus, BrefinDaniel,
Project Grenzgang - Künstlerische Untersuchungen zur Wahrnehmung und Vermittlung von Raum im trinationalen Grenzgebiet
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Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)

Book Digital Research and Education in Architectural Heritage (CCIS 817)
Editor , Münster Sander
Publisher Springer, Cham
Page(s) 179 - 195
ISBN 978-3-319-76991-2
Title of proceedings Digital Research and Education in Architectural Heritage (CCIS 817)

Open Access

Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


The text describes specific aspects of the documentation of the research project Grenzgang in the integrated catalogue of the media library of the Academy of Art and Design (FHNW HGK). Grenzgang – Artistic Investigations on Perception and Communication of Space in a Trinational Border Area – is anchored geographically in Basel and the surrounding region, while its method can be located between artistic research and promenadology. References to research results from various project phases are documented with diverse analogue and digital media in the media library’s integrated catalogue. This catalogue attempts to display such artistic works in their heterogeneity and variety and to make them accessible for research alongside other more classic library resources. The contribution submitted here elucidates typical challenges which can occur on the threshold of the catalogue/archive in the aftermath of complex artistic research projects. Specifically, the question arises of what happens when an active investigation like “walking” encounters an apparently static collection facility like the media library.