Wolfgang Scheppe lives and teaches political philosophy in Switzerland and in Venice. He is the head of the Arsenale Institute for Politics of Representation in Venice and is the author of extensive research works that have culminated in book projects and international exhibitions. They include his extensive standard work on the globalized city, Migropolis (2009). In 2010, he designed an exhibition in the British Pavilion of the Venice Architecture, which dealt with John Ruskin’s political economy of the city and was published in the same year under the title Done.Book. Between 2014 and 2016 he conceived a series of large theoretical installations for the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. They examined scholarly criticism of ethnology and museal displaying. The series was completed with the project Die Vermessung des Unmenschen, a comprehensive study project on the criticism of racist anthropology and pseudoscientific justifications of the topos of “Race”. Most recently, he exhibited his project on the criticism of contemporary ideational consumption under the name Die Heilige Ware and contributed the editorial to an exhibition in Paris on the urbanism of exclusion. He regularly publishes background essays on spatial policy in ARCH+. His exhibitions have been shown, amongst others places, in New York, Rome, Paris, Venice, Berlin, Munich, and Zurich.

Contributions to the 100 Years of Now. Journal: The Serious Becomes Play