Featuring texts, documentary material, and illustrations, the publication – which takes the form of an «Album» – is both text and picture book. The handy brochure provides an impetus to apply the methods of heightening awareness of the in-between developed by the project team. The backbone of the publication consists of nine situations that structure the living environment and facilitate analysis on location.


The itineraries field-tested by the team are configured as a travel guide, and invites users to conduct similar explorations of other locales. The photographic plates bring out their visual poetry. And a poster with a hidden object game will attempt young and old to discover or seek out their personal in-betweens.



In the end, all of these insights and perceptions will hopefully become useful to residents, and the publication is therefore conceived primarily for them. At the same time, it is addressed to decision-makers: investors, property owners, and property administration agencies, to architects and planners, landscapers, caretakers, and tenant initiatives. It can be used in training and continuing education. It would be a welcome addition to any private library, and belongs in every common room. An ideal gift, and not only for the neighbors!


— Instructions for use

— The project's history

— Nine situations: en route from the apartment door to the edge of the sidewalk

— annas kollektiv: encounters in urban interstices

— A stroll in the in-between

— The situation — the concept

— In-between elsewhere: eight forms of dwelling and eleven book tips

— No longer and not yet — a literary interlude

— Conversation with residents, fire authorities, custodians, local developers

— Photographic and filmic observations of the residential environment


Materials for use:

— Plates I–XII by the photographer Simon Tanner

— Guide for exploring the city of Zürich:

the Friesenberg and Hard Quarters, as well as Neu-Oerlikon

— Poster by the illustrator Grit Koalick


— Ed. by Claudia Cattaneo, Verena Huber, Anja Meyer, Roland Züger

— 96 pages, c. 110 illustrations and plans

— 21x29 cm, softcover sewn binding

— included: 1 poster, 10 states, and three maps for exploratory walks

— language: German

— graphics: Alexandra Noth, Winterthur

— self-published

— ISBN: 978-3-033-04717-4

— Price: 20 CHF (+ shipping costs)

To order

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Verein dazwischen

c/o Roland Züger  

Schaffhauserstrasse 68

8057 Zürich

or in good book stores:


Bern: Haupt

Schaffhausen: Bücherfass

Winterthur: Am Platz

Zürich: Bodmer, Caligramme, ETH Hönggerberg, Hirslanden, Hochparterre, Im Volkshaus, Nievergelt, Sphères