TETI Press Second publication is out: TRANSBORDEMENTS, is available for shipping, online order will shortly be available, you can write to info@tetigroup.org to arrange delivery in the meantime

with Vincent Fradet, Anne-Laure Franchette, Gabriel Gee, Julia Sorensen, Lorenzo Menoud, Sarah Sandler, TETI Press, 2023

On the occasion of the Mini VOLUMES fair on Saturday June 10th at Lowenbraukunst in Zurich, TETI Press was pleased to launch its second publication.
Transbordements stems from the installation “La bibliothèque à déplacer” by Vesdge and Les Presses Editables at the BIG Geneva festival of independent art spaces with @volumeszurich.
The reader will find six intertwined texts in French and English written through a collective process by the six authors. The creative writing, the original installation by Vesdge, and the book object designed by Philippe Desarzens explore the circulation of objects and ideas via a reflection on containers, from shipping containers to books.

Many thanks to the Fondation Jan Michalksi and Franklin University Switzerland for the support, to the big biennale and VOLUMES ZURICH for fostering encounters.

TETI Press first publication, MOBILE SOILS  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

“On Trans-Industriality” - TETI Journal n.1, Fall 2023

In transindustriality, the prefix ‘trans’ denotes that which crosses through space or time, that goes beyond the limit contained in the name to which it applies. In this case, the trans-industrial aims to supersede – or connect –different historical forms of industriality. The rapid transformations in economic and social fabric that have taken place since the advent of the Industrial Revolution has led observers to identify different sequences unfolding towards the present global and planetary, yet increasingly fragmented age. ‘Fordism’ underlined the increased means of production delivered by an efficient division of labour within located factories. Postfordism signalled the turn to even more flexible production modes, in parallel to the shift to global post-industrial societies, in which planning, management, information, and knowledge industries, have become the central axis governing the shape of our social fabric. A focus on trans-industrial patterns places the emphasis on the ongoing circulations between different industrial and technological activities, across interconnected historical periods. A such, it can reflect nowadays on the ongoing role played by material infrastructure in the age of new media and climate change, on the physical roots that still inform digital expansions and virtual networks, on the survivals and revivals of past industriousness in the present, and future. The term denotes in particular three dimensions:

• 1 the survival of technologies from one historical period to another (for example from telegraph to contemporary coded digital communications)
• 2 the cohabitation of technologies associated with different historical moments within a same period (for example the sail and steam ships in the 19th century, now revived with fair maritime trade initiatives)
• 3 the transfer of technologies from one industry to another (for example in the use of combustion engines, electric batteries, wind turbines, etc…)

For the first issue of TETI Journal, we invite contributions that engage with one or several of these dimensions. The journal will be accessible online and available as a web to print publication. Contributions can take the form of texts (essays, creative writings, artistic research on specific objects), images (either as direct expression or documenting a form of practice), music (original pieces, soundscapes), or a combination of those.

Deadline to submit a proposal (200 words): May 30th

Deadline for submissions: August 31st.

Journal to be published in October 2023.

Editorial Board: Anne-Laure Franchette, Stephanie Gygax, Gabriel Gee, Caroline Wiedmer

Contact: Gabriel Gee


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