InhaltsangabePreface: Exhibiting the City (Dietmar Steiner).- Introduction: A City Like Linz (Angelika Fitz).- The Most Interesting City in Austria (Martin Heller).- From Siderurgy to Semiurgy (Klemens Gruber).- Accelerating Stifter Linz and its Landscape (Bart Lootsma).- LINZ TEXAS RELATIONS. Scenarios, visuals and commentary: Angelika Fitz, Christina Nägele. LINZ//PARIS, TEXAS. The Runners-up.- PASCHING. Shopping.- MADRID. Building for Traffic.- DAVOS. Country Air.- HYDERABAD. Landscapes of Technology.- SALZGITTER. The Nazis' Model City.- WOLFSBURG. Living Industry.- ROURKELA. Building for the World.- PORT CAMARGUE. The City as a Garden.- GALATI. Waterway.- MANCHESTER. The Fabric of the Industrial Revolution.- HAIFA. City of Labor.- MOSCOW. Excellence for All.- VIENNA. To Old Buildings!.- SEATTLE. Doityourself Music. LONDON. The Great Exhibition.- KASSEL. City Branding.- GRAZ. European Capital of Culture.- LINZ STATUS QUO: The Cultural Capital of a City.- Introduction (Bart Lootsma).- Déjà vu (Angelika Schnell).- The Problem is - "What is the Problem?" (Shumon Basar).- Rethinking the City Spectacle (Roemer van Toorn).- APPENDIX: Biographies, Authors.- Acknowledgements.- About this publication.
Angelika Fitz is specialist on cultural studies and curator; she has been responsible for a number of exhibitions and publications on architecture, urbanism, art and Post-Colonialist topics. She was the commissioner of the Austrian contributions to the Sao Paolo architecture biennial and lectured both in Austria and abroad. Martin Heller is the coordinator of Linz, Cultural Capital of Europe 2009. He is the director of the Zurich Museum of Design, Photography, Art, Media and Popular Culture. He served as the artistic director of the Swiss 2002 Expo Exhibit in 2002 and is the founder of Heller Enterprises Zurich.