Fanshop of Globalisation
Friedrich von Borries, Matthias Böttger
German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), Bonn, 2006
graphic design: onlab, Berlin
112 pages, softcover, 21 x 13,5 cm
ISBN: 3-89331-684-1 / German
Status: out of print
On the occasion of the football World Cup, the Fanshop of Globalisation exhibition used examples from the world of football to discuss the economic mechanisms, political backdrops and cultural contexts of global economic change. The exhibition topics were (A) Creation of Value, (B) Migration, (C) Cultural Identity, (D) Social Segregation and (E) Interdependence. From May to June 2006, the Fanshop went on tour through Germany, and was visited by several thousand people in Dortmund, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Leipzig, Hannover, Hamburg and Berlin.
The accompanying card game, Schwarzer Peter der Globalisierung (in English, Old Maid of Globalisation), has been available for a while; now, the book accompanying the Fanshop of Globalisation has also been released, featuring textual contributions on the topics of globalisation, football and aesthetic intervention, as well as all exhibition texts, jersey photos, mappings and photos of the cargo container on its tour through the World Cup tournament cities. The catalogue consists of 112 pages, all DIN A5.