Fernando Anoro
CAF director and production engineering manager

19 July 2010, Zaragoza (Spain)


CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) is a leading company in production of rolling stock for the railway industry. The company produces systems for high speed lines, urban underground and trams, etc. Mr Anoro walked us through the Zaragoza's factory describing the process of development of the trains from the first contact with the clients to the delivery. He also explained some of the aspects that the design of rolling stock for Train Time should consider.


Vittorio Del Duca
Doctor in Physics. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy. Visiting Scientist at CERN

8 July 2010, Geneva (Switzerland)


Dr Vittorio Del Duca has been visiting CERN since 1999 as a Scientific Associate and  Visiting Scientist. He has followed close the development of the construction and functioning of Large Hadron Collider since the beginning of the project. He described the facilities at CERN, the functioning of the systems, the specificity of the installations and the challenges the scientist have to face to acquire relevant information from it. He spoken about the by-products of the big investments in human and material resources of the CERN, as the creation of the World Wide Web in 1989.


Lynne Cooke
Curator at large for the Dia Art Foundation in New York, and chief curator at the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

7 July 2010, Madrid (Spain)


Dr Lynne Cooke spoken about the main characteristics of Robert Smithson's monumental work Spiral Jetty and the context in which the work was planed and built. She analysed the various relationships different land artists create with the landscape and the public of the works. She also revealed aspects of works of others artists, as Joseph Beuys and On Kawara, that are related to the project.


Iván de la Nuez
Art critic and curator, head of the Department of Cultural Activities of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

28 June 2010, Barcelona (Spain)


Mr de la Nuez has written many essays about the relationship between art and contemporary affairs. In the interview he analyzes the current situation of art in relationship of the interaction with society, the aims of the artists in transform their means of production and the impact of politics in art and of art on politics.


Jesús Giráldez
Member of Coordinadora Salvar Tindaya and writer

23 June 2010, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Canary (Spain)


Coordinadora Salvar Tindaya is a group of people committed to preserving the natural, historical, symbolic and geological heritage of the mountain of Tindaya. The mountain was proposed in the 90's for the site of an ambitious sculptural intervention by Eduardo Chillida, supported mainly by the established political power. Mr Giráldez explained the technical impossibilities of the project, the interest of pressure groups in the realization of the project and the damage that the construction works would inflict to the values of the mountain.


Joern Hintzer
Founder and co-director of Datenstrudel

18 June 2010, Berlin (Germany)


Datenstrudel is a group of artists originally coming from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, organized in order to produce and distribute art works. The main activity of the group has been a netcasting of art works since 2000, from their website www.datenstrudel.de.  They produced Mark Formanek's iconic work Standard Time. Mr Hintzer explained to us the way the work was produced and distributed, the relationship of the work with the notion of "Real Time" and various issues that come up when producing artist's works.


Peter Eigen
Founder and former Chairman of Transparency  International

17 June 2010, Berlin (Germany)


Mr Eigen explained the structure of Transparency International, the aims of the organization and the various actions taken to fight against corruption globally. He asserted on the need to confront both grand corruption and petit corruption and the different ways in which these affect to citizens. He told about the situation that triggered his decision of creating Transparency International when he was working for the World Bank in projects for Africa.


Professor Andrew Evans
Lloyd's Register Professor of Transport Risk Management
Imperial College

16 June 2010, London (United Kingdom)


Professor Evans compared how risk management is assessed differently in road traffic or in railway networks. He explained the types of accidents that occur in railway networks and the steps that have been taken historically to prevent them.


David Notarius

15 June 2010, Peterborough (United KIngdom)


Mr Notarius talked about several art works he has planed and realized related to trains and his passion for train history and technology. He walked us through Railworld in Peterborough, visiting the carriages


Christopher Woodward
Director of Garden Museum, historian.

14 June 2010, London (United Kingdom)


Christopher Woodward is author of the book "In Ruins". He talked about the aesthetic value in ruins. He described places and situations in which ruins have special meaning related to the past of time, the structures of power and the fragility of human inspirations. He explained about the trend in nineteenth century of creating ruines for aestethic and entertaiment reasons.


Neven Sidor
Architect, Director of Grimshaw

14 June 2010, London (United Kingdom)


Mr Neven Sidor described the way grand scale architectural projects are developed, and the necessary process of negotiation and dialogue aimed to achieve the balance between the factors in which the project satisfies the agents involved. He explained the complex interweaving of  layers existing in megaprojects and the role of the architect dealing with then.


Julian Stallabrass
Art Critic, Reader Courtauld Institute of Art.

14 June 2010, London (United Kingdom)


Mr Stallabrass is the author of several books about the art scene including "Art Incorporated" and "High Art Lite". He talked about the legitimization of artists on the current state of the art system and about his views on artists and art agents' strategies.


Dr Anil Gomes
Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck University

13 June 2010, London (United Kingdom)


Dr Gomes explained the evolution of the concept of "Time" during the history of philosophy, and the ideas on it of Newton, Leibniz and Aristotle. He also talked about Kant's views on the nature of space and time and about McTaggart's famous argument for the unreality of time.


Ibon Areso Mendiguren
Vice-Mayor of Bilbao City Hall

11 June 2010, Bilbao (Spain)


Mr Areso was representing Bilbao City Hall during the process of projecting and development of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, in charge primarily of urban planning. He explains the context in which the idea was proposed, the initial resistance by social groups and the excellent final outcome in terms of economy, employment and international image of the city. Also he shows the wider actions of urban regeneration in which the project of the museum was included.


Dr José Guimón
Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Bilbao, Adjunct Clinical Professor at New York University,

10 June 2010, Bilbao  (Spain)


Dr. José Guimón is author of the book "Art and Madness" and of many articles analyzing the relationships between creativity and mental illness. He explain the main psicological characteristics of the creative process and how artists are affected by certain disorders, as the bipolar condition.


Dario Gamboni
Professor of Art History. University of Geneva

03 June 2010, Geneva (Switzerland)

 Dario Gamboni

Professor Gamboni is author of the book "The Destruction of Art". In the interview he analyzes different reasons for which art is attacked and the responses of artists and society to the destruction or removal of art works.


Gangolf Stocker
Spokesman of the citizens' initiative "Leben in Stuttgart - Kein Stuttgart21"

31 May 2010, Stuttgart (Germany)


Stuttgart21 is an infrastructure project for the railway network of the city of Stuttgart consisting, among other things, on the creation of a underground train station and many kilometres of tunnels. Gangolf Stocker, as representative of the citizens that oppose this project, talks about the economic, social and environmental drawbacks of Stuttgart21, the ways citizens act against its realization and the possible more efficient alternatives.


Irene Anastasiadou
Technical University of Eindhoven

29 May 2010, Eindhoven (The Netherlands)


Irene Anastasiadou is specialist in the creation of transnational railway lines in Europe. She speaks about the early efforts of creating European lines and the technical, legal and administrating problems that had to be solved to create a network as the existing. She explains the importance of railways in the shaping of nation states and in the European Union.


Arjon Dunnewind
Director Impakt Festival

28 May 2010, Utrecht (The Netherlands)


Arjon Dunnewind explains the relationship of spectators with time based art works, the criteria for selecting art projects for the festival and the varios ways of producing those works.


Hans Abbing
Artist and economist

27 May 2010, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)


Hans Abbing is author of the book " Why are Artists Poor". He speaks about the relationships that artists have with success, with money and with circles of power and networks.


Professor Michael Wintle
European Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam

27th May 2010, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)


Professor Wintle is specialist in the history of representation of Europe and the author of "The Image of Europe". He explains about the different ways of representing the continent in history and its visual identity. He talks as well about the use of symbols and cartography for political purposes and the relationship of the citizens with official emblems.


Sophie Whettnall
Visual artist

26 May 2010, Brussels (Belgium)


Sophie Whettnall speaks about her experiences with professionals of non-art activities, specially in relationship with her knew work involving a formula 1 car. She gives her views on art budgets and what "success" and "failure" mean for and artist.


Marta Gili
Director Galerie Jeu de Paume

24 May 2010, Paris (France)


Marta Gili speaks about the public responsibility an art centre like the Jeu de Paume has. She explains how art projects are produced and the relationship the curatorial staff of the gallery has with artists they exhibit.


Edouard Merino
Director Galerie Air de Paris,

23 May 2010, Paris (France)


Edouard Merino told us about his interest in works and artists, what is the role of the artist in the gallery, and how non traditional works are produced and sold.


Letizia Ragaglia
Director of MUSEION, of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano.

17 May  2010, Bolzano (Italy)

Letizia Raglagia told us about the role of Musieon and of contemporary art on a city like Bolzano, which exists between Southern and Northern cultures. She spoke about the qualities of artists, their value for society and the need for art as a mean of enriching people's life.

Renato Bussola
Member of the group Stop BBT (Brenner Base Tunnel)

16 May 2010, Prati, Vitipeno (Italy)

Renato Bussola showed us the area in the Vizzen valley were the construction of a service tunnel for the Brenner Base Tunnel was about to take place. His organization, stop BBT, succeeded in making constructors to change the plans to avoid the valley and reduce the number of service tunnels. The tunnel was going to be a social and environmental disaster for the area and the efficiency of the tunnel very uncertain.

Dr. Franz Fischler
European Commissioner from 1995 until 2004

16 May 2010, Innsbruck (Austria)

Dr Fischler gave his view on political, economic and cultural aspects of Europe and the European institutions. He explained about the problems that the European community has to confront and how important is education and innovation to overcome them. He urged for symbols of Europe with which the younger generations can identify.

Ulrike Boesser
Member of the Town Council of Munich by the SPD since 2002. Specialist in urban planning.

14 May 2010, Munich (Germany)

Ulrike Boesser described the needs of the city Munich and the instruments for public participation on decisions related to infrastructures to cover that needs. She introduced different aspect of the legislation for urban planning and the political processes of the city to improve the life of the citizens.


Dr Jürgen Franzke
Director Deutsche Bahn Railway Museum Nuremberg.

12 May 2010, Nuremberg (Germany)

Dr. Franzke explained about the history of German railways  and about especial trains around the world, one of their upcoming exhibitions:
the Orient Express or the Berlin-Baghdad. He told us about the role of the Railway museums and the relationship with the public.

Sepp Hiekisch-Picard Vice Director of Museum Bochum, Germany

10 May 2010, Bochum (Germany)

Mr Hiekisch-Picard spoken about the role of the museum regarding the public, their relationship with artists and with the market.

Professor Bent Flyvbjerg
Dr Techn & Dr Scient
BT Centre for Major Programme Management BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management University of Oxford

22 April 2010, Oxford (UK)

Professor Flyvbjerg explained the concept of "megaproject" and several issues related to the planning, funding and development of them. He used examples of project both successful and unsuccessful, some of them on the field of the arts.

Wolfgang Weileder
Artist, Professor of Sculpture Newcastle University.

21 April 2010, Newcastle (UK)

The artist explained about the process of creating his works, the concept and aim behind them and the relation of the production and the audience with the idea of time.

Professor Colin Divall
Department of History, University of York,
National Railway Museum

21 April 2010, York (UK)

Professor Divall talked to us about the social issues derived of the expansion of the railway system on the days of the industrial revolution, the creation of the transcontinental American railway line and the effect of railways on the measurement and understanding of time in society,

Professor Nick Tyler
Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering Department, University College London, United Kingdom

19 April 2010, London (UK)

Professor Tyler talked about 1808 Trevithick's railway wonder Catch Me Who Can. He explained about the social, political and philosophical conditions surrounding this event and various ideas related to circles and transportation.

Professor Christopher Nash
Institute of Transport Studies, Leeds University, United Kingdom

16 April 201, Leeds (UK)

Professor Nash explained about the conditions that make a High Speed Route feasible, the EU regulations about subsidizing railway companies, and other various subjects relating railways and economics.

Professor Yuki Sugiyama
Department of Complex Systems Science, Nagoya University, Japan

15 February 2010, Nagoya (Japan)

Professor Sugiyama talked about his experiment at Nagoya University on simulation of traffic jams and the behaviour of cars as particles.