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Conclusion of Vacancy forming in Oerlikon

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As previously informed, a new Leerstand experiment has been undertaken in Zurich at Oerlikerpark.
This experiment was set in an open park area. The trees in the park and the chosen packing paper emphasised as perfect condition to undertake the new attempt.
Furthermore, the enriching discussion with the public which followed after the successful experiment conceived the vacancy representative to continue and expand her research.

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

Videostill Leerstandsbildung Oerlikerpark 2010

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November 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Forming Vacancy in Zurich – Oerlikerpark

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A new attempt of forming vacancy will be made this autumn by the vacancy representative.
The action will take place at Oerlikerpark in Zurich, on Saturday, 13 November 2010, starting around 5:30 pm. More info: magicbox

Leerstandsplan Oerlikerpark

Leerstandsplan Oerlikerpark

The Oerlikerpark was newly built in 2001, in a former industrial district of Zurich. It was rewarded as an excellent example of architecture.
Since the industries closed down, Oerlikon changed his face and is becoming a vivid district, attractive to families and city dwellers.

Oerlikerpark Zurich

Oerlikerpark Zurich

This is an interesting background, to form “Leerstand” – therefore, come, see and learn!

Written by newpopp

October 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Innovative handling of forming Vacancy

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During a residence in Brussels, innovative handling with Vacancy has been discovered.
Besides well know tactics on the ground, spaces between building were used to form vacancy.

Proposition of Vacancy in Brussels, 2010

Proposition of Vacancy in Brussels, 2010

Proposition of Vacancy in Brussels, 2010

Proposition of Vacancy in Brussels, 2010

Proposition of Vacancy in Brussels, 2010

Proposition of Vacancy in Brussels, 2010

Proposition of Vacancy in Brussels, 2010

Proposition of Vacancy in Brussels, 2010

Proposition of Vacancy in Brussels, 2010

Written by newpopp

August 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Vacancy research trip through Europe

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Along with forming vacancy in Zurich, a vacancy research trip through Europe will assure the knowledge and understanding of vacancy.
One of the main purposes is to understand, analyze and consolidate information on how other countries are handling vacancies.

Leerstand Axminster UK 2010

Leerstand Axminster UK 2010

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July 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm

‘Büro für Leerstand’ on tour / auf Tournee

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Büro für Leerstand on tour. Next stop will be at F+F school for art and media design in Zurich.
The video report ‘Büro für Leerstand’ introducing work and tasks of the Vacancy Office, will be shown for the first time to the public.

Presentation 11 until 20 June 2010
F+F Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign
Flurstrasse 89, 8047 Zürich
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 2pm -8pm, Sa/So 11am -8pm (closed on Sa 12.6.)

Opening on Thursday, 10 June 2010, 5:30 pm

Presentation 'Büro für Leerstand'

Presentation 'Büro für Leerstand'

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May 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Video report of ‘Büro für Leerstand’

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After successfully obtaining expertise, ‘Büro für Leerstand’ will release a video report about forming Vacancy in Zurich including also interviews of the Vacancy Representative and experiments of forming Vacancies.

To promote this report and work in progress, ‘Büro für Leerstand’ will go on tour. After a short project introduction at plug.in in Basel this spring, the tour will stop in Zurich. The Dates will be published here soon.

Videostill Report Leerstandsbeauftragte

Videostill Report Leerstandsbeauftragte

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May 16, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Summary of 3 Experiments – Vorschlag zur temporären Leerstandsbildung

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After three Experiments about forming temporary Vacancy have been executed on different locations with various material, it is time for a recap.

Most of the Experiments were quite difficult to perform due to weather conditions. Especially the strong wind didn’t cope with the chosen material, which was too unsteady to built even short-term Vacancy.

Nevertheless, all the material have been selected, because of their mobile and easily fitting qualities. When the room components of the existing architecture were almost completely closed already – as the bus stop, where only one side had to be added – forming Vacancy was most effectually.

The passage way and the parking area would be appropriate for short until mid-term Vacancies, as there are alternative ways to pass through the place. The bus stop is still in use and therefore, not ideal for proposing Vacancy.

Videostill Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung - 1. Experiment

Videostill Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung - 1. Experiment

Videostill Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung - 2. Experiment

Videostill Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung - 2. Experiment

Videostill Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung - 3. Experiment

Videostill Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung - 3. Experiment

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February 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm

3. Experiment zur Leerstandsbildung – 3rd Experiment of forming Vacancy

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The 3rd experiment has been taken place on Saturday, 20th February 2010, at a car park in Zurich West.

Procedure: Both sides of a crossing in a car park should be closed with aluminium foil.

Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung – 3. Experiment
Trailer 2 min. 13 sec. / Video Documentation approx. 15 min. / 2010

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February 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm

2. Experiment zur Leerstandsbildung – 2nd Experiment of forming Vacancy

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The 2nd experiment has been taken place on Sunday, 14th February 2010, at a bus stop in an industrial district of Zurich.

Procedure: The front side of the bus stop should be closed with packing paper.

Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung – 2. Experiment
Trailer 2 min. 10 sec. / Video Documentation approx. 30 min. / 2010

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February 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

1. Experiment zur Leerstandsbildung – 1st Experiment of forming Vacancy

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The 1st experiment has been taken place on Sunday, 7th February 2010, at a passage way in a residential area of Zurich.

Procedure: The passage way has been cleaned before hand. After that both sides should be closed with masking tape.

Vorschlag zur Leerstandsbildung – 1. Experiment
Trailer 2 min. 10 sec. / Video Documentation approx. 30 min. / 2010

Written by newpopp

February 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Leerstandsbildung: Experimente vor Ort – Experiments on-site

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While looking for possible places for Vacancy, also several attempts to form temporary vacancy in Zurich will be performed on-site.

For research purposes, these experiments will be video documented and conclude an analysis of the undertaken attempts.

Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse Zurich, January 2010

Bus stop Pfingstweidstrasse Zurich, January 2010

Possible site to form temporary Vacancy in Zurich

Written by newpopp

February 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Karte für Leerstandsorte in Zürich – Map of Places for Vacancy in Zurich

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Documentation of possible sites for temporary Vacancy in Zurich (constantly updated):


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January 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Action with Abandonments on Hoy

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The premises – a Public, a Private and a Service Building – will be taken over. The squatter is interested in the original function of these houses. She operates as an entrepreneur, as an observer, as an archaeologist and utilizes objects, she find on site – opens herewith a new chapter in the history of transformations.

Battery Observation Post – Service Building
The observation post of a military base will be mended since all windows are fitted with cross-frames.

Refurbishment - Skerry Coast Battery, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Refurbishment - Skerry Coast Battery, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Community Center – Public Building
The Community Center will be opened by a formal act. Once the stage cleared and the play was written, the performance of the play follows. Towards the end the applause comes frenetically.

Opening - Community Center in Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Opening - Community Center in Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Stage Play - Community Center in Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Stage Play - Community Center in Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Dwelling – Private Building
In a family home everyday objects are investigated. Carefully selected objects will be examined and cleaned. Thereafter, the findings are wrapped in duct tape and put back into place.

Excavation - Dwelling in Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Excavation - Dwelling in Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Preservation - Dwelling in Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Preservation - Dwelling in Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

“Typologie des Leerstands – Typology of vacancy”
3-channel Video / 11’51” / Colour / HD 1080i50 / Stereo / 2009

Written by newpopp

December 1, 2009 at 12:00 pm