Photography and film in public spaces

stadtprojektionen (city projections) is a multipart project by Anna Vetsch and Nina Keel, which enables new visions of several neighbourhoods in St.Gallen: photographic and silent film pieces of regional, national and international artists are projected onto walls in public spaces, leading to temporary visual changes of the city scape. The carefully adjusted projections are supposed to affect their environments into daytime, stimulating reflections on the city with regard to its history and present as well as to its architectural, cultural and social dimensions. 

Contributing artists of the last three editions of stadtprojektionen were Jonas Dahlberg, Shirana Shahbazi, Uriel Orlow and Maya Rochat.

Building in Crisis

Lecture at the Palace

In 1940, some architects and art historians published an album with the title “Modern Swiss Architecture” which is about one single building from St.Gallen – an access balcony building designed by Moritz Hauser who had worked as an architect in St.Gallen and Zurich from 1933 onwards. St.Gallen had not been a leading player in the fields of economy and architecture in the 1930s. Within the Palace series “Our friends explain their findings” Nina Keel describes which of St.Gallen’s buildings were designed in the 1930s.

Palace, Blumenbergplatz, St.Gallen
Tuesday, 18th Februar 2020, 8:15 p.m.

From Historicism to New Building

Guided tour for schools

In St.Gallen, a stylistic turn took place in the middle of the textile crisis: from Art Nouveau and opulent historicism to New Building (Neues Bauen) with its reduced design language.

The guided tour took the audience from the Palace cinema (1924) to the building Brückenwaage (1933), past the historical frontage buildings at Brühltor (around 1900) to the Linsenbühl-Bau (1930-1933), a small city within the city. It focused on features of urban planning, on their social and economic background as well as on questions of transport.

March 2020, guided tour for schools

Illuminated Lachen

Nocturnal guided tour on phenomena of light

A nightly tour through the Lachen area took the audience to various phenomena of light within this St.Gallen neighbourhood. It focused on the urban qualities of the various light objects as well as on their colours and functions. 

Commissioned by Cultural Heritage Preservation of the City of St.Gallen (European Heritage Days)
Meeting Point: square in front of the Church of St. Otmar, Vonwilstrasse 10, St.Gallen
13th and 14th September 2019, 8 p.m., appr. 75 min.