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Matilde Igual Capdevila (Spain) and Luis Hilti (Liechtenstein)

Institute for Linear Research

https://instituteforlinearresearch.org/

Im Gapont 2b, 9495 Triesen, Liechtenstein
The Institute for Linear Research was founded in 2018 and presented to the public at the Technical University in Delft in 2019. The project THE LINE represented Liechtenstein during the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018. THE LINE has been presented at the TU Delft, HSDK Luzern, ETSA Valencia, in Sofia, EASA Villars and in Vaduz. The Institute will issue its first publication in Spring 2020.

Institute for linear Research


Walking around the Globe

Institute for linear Research


Walking around the Globe
An open platform researching contemporary landscapes by walking on a straight line around the globe
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Contemporary landscapes are the stage on which our societies unfold. They are a lever for change and as such demand a persistent engagement. Relying on outworn dichotomies (city and countryside, urban and rural, center and periphery) doesn’t do justice to the rapid transformations in shape, meaning and inner workings of today's landscapes.

The Institute will focus on particular geography defined by an arbitrary straight line traced around the globe. The research will be conducted by walking on The Line.

The Institute aims to create a platform for researching The Line allowing exchange across fields of knowledge.

Walking allows engagement with the landscape that is unpolluted by outmoded theories or preconceived hierarchies of what is important. The Institute for Linear Research sees itself in the tradition of Lucius Burckhart in understanding strolling as a method of carefully directing our attention towards spaces as they are and imagine how they could be.


Walking allows engagement with the landscape that is unpolluted by outmoded theories or preconceived hierarchies of what is important.

The research is concerned with places that have thus far slipped any attention. The Line allows conducting a research into landscapes that we do not even know exist. It is not representative or complete if judged by taxonomies such as continents, climate zones or countries. Contemporary landscapes cannot be captured by distributing research in these categories. We believe that the random selection of spaces, that following THE LINE entails, will lead us to the unknown, and will force us to come

The Institute for Linear Research looks for project partners that are in physical proximity to The Line. With this guiding principle, the Institute aims to circumvent the obvious and establish new and unexpected relations between countries, museums, artists, researchers , art and architecture schools, and anyone with an interest in walking and landscape.

Preliminary research for future walks and points of interest on The Line

The collected research outcomes will be published as a book series under The Infinite Publication Series label. The books are not an end in themselves but rather a tool for involving people and starting a public discourse. The first volume focuses on Liechtenstein and will be available in Spring 2020. It will include essays and interviews with local experts.

Institute for linear Research


Walking around the Globe

Institute for linear Research


Walking around the Globe
An open platform researching contemporary landscapes by walking on a straight line around the globe
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Contemporary landscapes are the stage on which our societies unfold. They are a lever for change and as such demand a persistent engagement. Relying on outworn dichotomies (city and countryside, urban and rural, center and periphery) doesn’t do justice to the rapid transformations in shape, meaning and inner workings of today's landscapes.

The Institute will focus on particular geography defined by an arbitrary straight line traced around the globe. The research will be conducted by walking on The Line.

The Institute aims to create a platform for researching The Line allowing exchange across fields of knowledge.

Walking allows engagement with the landscape that is unpolluted by outmoded theories or preconceived hierarchies of what is important. The Institute for Linear Research sees itself in the tradition of Lucius Burckhart in understanding strolling as a method of carefully directing our attention towards spaces as they are and imagine how they could be.


Walking allows engagement with the landscape that is unpolluted by outmoded theories or preconceived hierarchies of what is important.

The research is concerned with places that have thus far slipped any attention. The Line allows conducting a research into landscapes that we do not even know exist. It is not representative or complete if judged by taxonomies such as continents, climate zones or countries. Contemporary landscapes cannot be captured by distributing research in these categories. We believe that the random selection of spaces, that following THE LINE entails, will lead us to the unknown, and will force us to come

The Institute for Linear Research looks for project partners that are in physical proximity to The Line. With this guiding principle, the Institute aims to circumvent the obvious and establish new and unexpected relations between countries, museums, artists, researchers , art and architecture schools, and anyone with an interest in walking and landscape.

Preliminary research for future walks and points of interest on The Line

The collected research outcomes will be published as a book series under The Infinite Publication Series label. The books are not an end in themselves but rather a tool for involving people and starting a public discourse. The first volume focuses on Liechtenstein and will be available in Spring 2020. It will include essays and interviews with local experts.


Idea by

Matilde Igual Capdevila (Spain) and Luis Hilti (Liechtenstein)
Institute for Linear Research
Im Gapont 2b
9495 Triesen
Liechtenstein
The Institute for Linear Research was founded in 2018 and presented to the public at the Technical University in Delft in 2019. The project THE LINE represented Liechtenstein during the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2018. THE LINE has been presented at the TU Delft, HSDK Luzern, ETSA Valencia, in Sofia, EASA Villars and in Vaduz. The Institute will issue its first publication in Spring 2020.