Stadtarbeit – City Work
DRAWING PUBLIC SPACE
Fr 29.09.–Su 8.10.2017
The Schwendermarkt is taking shape. That is, geometric shapes, which are affixed as part of the DRAWING PUBLIC SPACE project, or, more precisely: Using colored tapes, a large-scale pattern of graphic symbols is being created in the center of the Focus District Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus. Lines, tiles, and paths are designed to motivate people to roam through the public space and to join in spontaneous interaction in the district. After the kick-off presentation at Improper Walls, the architecture and research platform ECÒL extends an invitation to take part in various workshops at the neighboring Schwendermarkt. Local residents, passers-by, visitors, and students from Vienna and Italy explore the area together and dream up designs, drawings, and concepts. The objective is to bring the local neighborhood a little closer together by changing the cityscape. The project ends with a block party on the newly remodeled square and a subsequent collective dismantling performance.
More details at www.e-c-o-l.it.
Made possible by the generous support of Centro per l‘Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Fondazione per le arti contemporanee in Toscana, Improper Walls, Landkind, and the Italian Culture Institute in Vienna.