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2004 - OPEN SOURCE CITY - Coll.

Le festival 'Open Source City' est organisé par le Syndicat Potentiel et l'Université Tangente et Ellipse

10 jours de rencontres européennes avec des artistes, cartographes, architectes, programmeurs, psychogéographes, chercheurs, qui se retrouvent ensemble pour créer / dessiner de multiples cartes « open source » de la ville de Strasbourg.

Le festival s'intéressera aux cartes historiques, à la psychogéographie, à l'urbanisme et à la géographie, aux medias tactiques, aux nouvelles techniques de communication, aux nouveaux medias de positionnements, à l'open source et aux pratiques collaboratives, aux démarches artistiques et architecturales intervenant dans l'espace urbain, aux dimensions culturelles, historiques, politiques et religieuses des villes européennes

husser52.jpg du vendredi 7 mai au dimanche 16 mai 2004 entrée libre

Avec le soutien du Programme Culture 2000 de l'Union européenne, de la DRAC Alsace et de la Ville de Strasbourg


7-16 may 2004 Syndicat Potentiel, Strasbourg

StreetGame? / HeadMap? / LocativeNet? / PsvEindhoven?

KarenOrourke? / PierreHenriRamboz? / AnnieOnNiWan?

UrbanInfoscapes? / LukaFrelih? / AlejoDuque? / GierBronner?

FtoFnetwork? / BrianHolmes? / ExyZt? / VladimirPetrovski?

MonikaLuszpak? / RadioLocator? / EmbeddedWifiCommunity?

[TCM nr.02 - FR]

  • 7-16 May, 2004 in Strasbourg : OPEN SOURCE CITY
  • The festival 'Open Source City' is organised by the Syndicat Potentiel, with Université Tangente and Ellipse.
  • OPEN SOURCE CITY is a 10 days event bringing artists, cartographers, architects, programmers, activists, occultists, psychogeographers, autonomous astronauts, researchers, doctors, sociologists and urbanists together to draw an ' open source ' map of the european city of Strasbourg. The festival will focus on historical maps, psychogeography, politics and religion ; Europe institutions and local specificities ; tactical media and cyberguerillas techniques, locative tools and wifi maps ; urbanism and city politics.
  • 'Open source city : collaborative mapping' workshop
  • The ' Trans-Cultural Mapping ' program stops in Strasbourg for the 'Open source city : collaborative mapping' workshop. The Strasbourg TCM workshop will follow the 5th RAM workshop entitled 'Open Source Media Architecture' that will take place from May 4th to 9th, 2004 in Riga, Latvia, organised by the RIXC. Open Source ideas -- that has its origins in the scientific and computer programming communities, where research is shared within a network for the common advancement of the field - will be used and extended in both events. An exhibition will be set up and modified until the final version that will stay in Syndicat Potentiel space one month after the festival. The Strasbourg results will be presented in Riga for the Art+Communication Festival organised by the RIXC in october 2004 as a cloture of the TCM program.
  • Minimum list of participants :
Delphine Augé and Ben Russell (Fr, UK) ; Karlis Kalnins and Marc Tuters (Latvia-Canada) ; Alejo Duque (Colombia) ; Annie On Ni Wan (Hong-Kong) ; Luka Frelih (Ljubljana) ; Jason Skeet (PSV’s Eindhoven) ; Karen O’Rourke (Paris) ; Magali Sanheira and Gael Angelis (Paris) ; F2F (Paris) ; EXYZT (Paris-Strasbourg) ; Pierre-Henri Ramboz (Tours) ; Mathieu Husser (Strasbourg-Kehl) ; Yannick Maury (Moscow-Jerusalem) ; Carlo Ratti & ' Urban Infoscapes ' group (Harvard University, US) ; Thierry Ramadier (CNRS, Strasbourg) ; Thierry Hatt (EN, Strasbourg) ; Catherine Gier (Strasbourg) ; Anne Christine Bronner (Strasbourg) ; and more
  • Open Source City includes psychohistorical walks in city center, psychogeographical studies and drifts through the city using wearable computing devices, wardriving, open source mapping jams, city scale Go game, unitary urbanism re-considerations, and lectures with Brian Holmes, Karen O’Rourke, Thierry Ramadier, Thierry Hatt, and panel discussions with participants.
  • Related urls :
  • Location and hours: Syndicat Potentiel, 13 rue des couples, 67000 Strasbourg, between place du corbeau and place des orphelins. Open to the public from 2 to 7 pm.
  • Cartographic Ressources (GIS-SIG)

Thierry Hatt : LIEN1 LIEN2 LIEN3

Thierry Ramadier :
  • Contacts:

Ellipse: Ewen Chardronnet ewen at Mobile : + 33 (0)6 64 15 31 65

Syndicat Potentiel : syndicatpotentiel at tel: +33 (0)3 88 37 08 72

Université Tangente : utangente at



>>>> Open Source City have received support of the City of Strasbourg, DRAC Alsace and EU Culture 2000
  • The ' Trans-Cultural Mapping ' program is a European Union Culture 2000 program for 2004 in the special event section for the celebration of the European enlargment. The lead organisation is the Center For New Media Culture, RIXC from Riga (Latvia) and co-organised with K@2 (Latvia), Projekt Atol (Slovenia), Piknik Frequency (Finland), TEKS (Norway), LORNA (Iceland), Ellipse (France).


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