TETI Press first publication, MOBILE SOILS is out, BUY IT HERE

With contributions by Paloma Ayala, Kenza Benabderrazik, Jose Caceres Mardones, Laurie Dall'Ava, Nikos Doulos, Errol Reuben Fernandes, Anne-Laure Franchette, Gabriel N.Gee, Brack Hale / Moriah Simonds, Monica Ursina Jäger, Elise Lammer, Gnanli Landrou, Maria Joao Matos, Uriel Orlow, Jan Van Oordt, Grit Ruhland, Caroline Wiedmer & Rafael Newman, Huhtamaki Wab.

Edited by Anne-Laure Franchette, Jose Caceres Mardones, Gabriel N.Gee

Design: Philippe Desarzens

This collection of essays reflects on the mobile ground beneath our feet, questioning the soil as both material and narrative in our interconnected territories. Texts by artists, curators, historians, engineers, environmental scientists, architects, gardeners and poets peer into the bright and dark worlds of the underground, look at memories, molecules and resilience on the ground, industry, migration and spectral presences on the overground. Throughout, authors revisit their own practice confronted to present earthly attachments and ecological pressure. It stems from a series of workshops organised in 2019 as part of the Baustelle und Botanic project.

The book was launched on Saturday September 4th 2021 AT LA BECQUE RESIDENCE D'ARTISTES, LA TOUR DE PEILZ as part of MODERN NATURE III


Teti Press
extends the activities and research of Teti Group into the printed and digital field, based on its interdisciplinary vocation and its search for collective synergies. Teti members have produced collective publication in the past, on topics stemming from its research agenda such as interstitial heritage (Gee & Stefano 2013), changing representations of nature and the city (Gee & Vogelaar 2018), histories of labour (Piantoni 2018), maritime poetics (Gee & Wiedmer 2021). Independent publications have also been explored: Anne-Laure Franchette explored zine production in a range of formats including with the collective Dupe; Gabriel Gee set up a small press with Vincent Fradet, Les Presses Éditables, which developed co-writing practices; occasional collaborations such as Port River City with Cliona Harmey and Aemi provided alternate models and formats combining printed object and digital interface. 

Teti Press provides an in house platform to develop similar trandisciplinary projects, favoring cross-boundary exchange of knowledge engaging with industrial and cultural transformations of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, with the capacity to reflect on and inform pressing contemporary socio-political debates, while acknowledging the historical roots of these contemporary negotiations, longue durée, and the spectral survivals of the past into the present. Of prime interest to Teti Press are the ideas of translation, intermediality, the palimpsest, and polyphony. 

Team: Philippe Desarzens, Anne-Laure Franchette, Gabriel N. Gee, Jose Caceres Mardones, Caroline Wiedmer

Transportements, , six intertwined texts in French and English by Vincent Fradet, Anne-Laure Franchette, Gabriel Gee, Julia Sorensen, Lorenzo Menoud, Sarah Sandler.

'Tranportements' stems from an installation organised by Anne-Laure Franchette and Vesdge, Vincent Fradet & Gabriel Gee, at the BIG Geneva festival of independent art spaces in June 2017. It explores the circulation of ideas and objects through four stories, in which each author contributed to one displacement in each story.