06.05. – 28.05.2022
PLACE INTERNATIONALE is a space for artistic, urban and activist practices that link the memory of past uprisings and the imagination of upcoming ones. Stadtlabor accompanies the FFT’s move to KAP1 at Düsseldorf’s main train station and frames the 2021/22 season.more
BOULE, BLUMEN UND BOOTE (BOULE, BOUQUETS, AND BOATS)
LITTLE INTERVENTIONS IN URBAN SPACECityscape action Social/Urban Movements
Where and how is a city really shaped? Who is present when there is thought of the future city? And what role does public space play following two pandemic years? Lea Richter and Leonie Wendel return the discourse back to Düsseldorf’s streets and squares. They seek and explore spaces with the potential to become more than what they currently are. They stage little interventions in urban space within walking distance from the FFT, lending an effortlessness to the practice of changing urban spaces. Citizens and residents will thus become actors, experiencing their scope of action within the shaping and the use of the city.
Lea Richter and Leonie Wendel live and work in Düsseldorf. Lea studied architecture at the Hochschule Darmstadt and Leonie product design at the Bauhaus Universität Weimar. In the fall of 2021, they finished their Master’s in Public Interest Design at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. Together they are researching, among other things in the context of the Planwerkstatt in Flingern-Süd, the participation of Bürger:innen in the design of their city. The goal is to reinterpret a participation practice that focuses on the process of open change and its perception. The focus is no longer on participation as a buzzword, but on the attitude of citizens towards their city.
PLACE INTERNATIONALE is supported by the Federal Cultural Foundation from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media