Christoph Draeger & Heidrun Holzfeind – COMME-CI COMME-ÇA [The Auroville Project]


"Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future". So starts point number three of the Auroville Charter, the principles of an ambitious international community founded in 1968 in South India. In Auroville, people of all nationalities and creeds would live together in peace, an experiment both in self-knowledge and in collective living. In Auroville, new relationships were to be plotted between people, nature and time. Today more than 2000 people live in the city; Christoph Draeger and Heidrun Holzfeind have investigated the origins of the Auroville project and visited the city to see if that bridge to the future became a reality. Draeger and Holzfeind’s publication COMME-CI COMME-ÇA [The Auroville Project] is a scrapbook-like presentation of their initial findings from archival research, observation and interviews with current Auroville residents. This is the first published facet of an evolving work which also includes video, photography, sculpture, living plants and a group exhibition titled Re-imagining Utopia. Published by Kodoji Press (Zurich). 

36 pages, softcover, 26 x 19.5 cm, Kodoji Press (Zurich).