Friday, 13 February 2009

Hello and Welcome

Welcome to the new vision forum blog. This will be a central tool for Vision Forum 2009.

All of you who have agreed to join VF 2009 find your own blog to the left. to edit the blog and fill in the necessary information just go to your dashboard, having logged in with your gmail account.

If your name isn't there and you are ready to join us in 2009, just let us know and we will set up a blog for you.

If you have any questions regarding the blog just contact Daniele on:

dbalit (at)

All the Best/PH

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

A beautiful little film about time.

Hello Everyone,

Here is an amazing introduction to the higher dimensions in mathematics and physics which is also very interesting in terms of temporality:

Get ready, this little clip will change your life forever.


Timeline of Vision Forum 2009

February 09 - First draft of projects are posted on the weblog.
* March-May 09–development of projects and formulation of events.
* April 1-10 you will enrol at Linköpings universitet. This will be done online (information will be sent to you via e-mail). If you have not studied in Sweden before you need to provide your postal address, e-mail, date of birth and a scanned version of your BA or MA diploma (see how to do this below).
* June 09 – description of events sent in.
* July 09, you will be given a list of events that you can participate in during autumn 2009.
* September 09 – you pay your fee to the university (270 SEK in 2008). You also send in a short project description to the university.
* August 09-January 10  - realisation of projects and events. (Note that is also the time that you can access your budget. No reimbursements will be made before August 15.)
* January-February 10 – evaluation.

Monday, 9 February 2009

procedure for reimbursement

Routine for reimbursements of your costs and handling of receipts

The routine for reimbursements of your costs and handling of receipts has been slightly changed. Your expenditures will be reimbursed as soon you have used up your entire budget (one payment per term) and you have sent the original receipts plus one photocopy to Per:

Per Hüttner
143 Boulevard de Magenta
75010 Paris

1. Tape up all the receipts on A4-sheets – see example here: receipts.jpg
2. Make two photocopies of the sheet(s). (Keep one for your own reference and send one to Per)
3. Make an excel-file where you sum up all your costs and convert to Swedish kronor. You can make conversions on . Make sure that the numbers of the receipts correspond to your list.

You find a template that you can use here: example.xls

4. Include a paper which has the following information:

Your Name and Address,
Your Bank's BIC address
Your Bank account's IBAN number

5.Name of the course that you are taking:

Tvärmedial gestaltning och samtidskonst 739G01,
Utställningen som medium 739G08,
Tvärmedial gestaltning och samtidskonst, avancerad 739A22,
Utställningen som medium, avancerad 7739A23,
KG MASTER-projekt (Swedish master) 739A25,
INT. MASTER 2009 – 739A35

6. e-mail your BIC and IBAN to:

Please note:

- that you will be reimbursed for costs related to travel (tickets, accommodation etc) and material costs. If you buy inventory (e.g. computer hardware, camera equipment etc.) this will belong to LiU and will have to be returned when you finish the course.
- that costs for food, web-hotels and domain names will only in special cases be reimbursed.
- that if you do not follow the above, your documents will be returned to you.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Vision Forum 2009

Vision Forum is an experimental think tank which provides an informal, open platform for developing new ways to expand and enrich contemporary culture. The forum offers a group of cultural practioners the opportunity to get together to share experiences and to deepen their own curatorial or artistic practices through inter-disciplinary projects and collaborative networking. The emphasis is on a visionary, rather than critical, and practical, rather than analytical, approach.

In its first year, Vision Forum participants examined visionary strategies in architecture, artistic production and curatorial practice. Meetings and events took place in Guangzhou, Amsterdam, Rome, Zürich, Norrköping and Stockholm.

In 2009, its second year, Vision Forum will investigate time and temporality. Using contemporary theories outside the field of art (including mathematics, physics and pyschoanalysis), Vision Forum will develop alternative strategies and visionary ways to think about time and to push the boundaries of art. Through research, discussion and production, Vision Forum will explore the theory of the ‘multiverse’ and imaginary time.