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THE PROJECT OF THE MONTH (Sep/Dez 2014): »Mobile Festivals«

 

 

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The students dérive through Lüneburg's empty playgrounds.

 

Good Life Motion

Mobile Festivals

 

 

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With the "Good Life Motion" concept the Leuphana students want to create Mobile Mini-Festivals to revive the unused playgrounds and parks of Lüneburg.

Mobile Festivals.*
Philip Baharlou, Nikolai Huckle, Yannik Leusch, David Nacke, Luca Weege

Wie können wir das Gute Leben in unsere Stadt bringen? Inwiefern können Spielplätze und Stadtparks Orte als für das Gute Leben gestaltet werden? Unsere Beobachtung der Verwendung von Spielplätzen wie Fußball-, Basketball- oder Volleyballplätze in Lüneburg ergaben, dass diese zwar sehr gut gehalten sind, aber nicht genutzt werden. Wir waren schockiert, dass überhaupt niemand dort gespielt hat.

Die Frage, die wir uns zuerst gestellt haben war, was ist das Gute Leben? Was könnten wir tun, um das Gute Leben nach Lüneburg zu bringen? Wir kamen auf die Idee, Mini-Festivals zu gestalten. Die Idee des Mini-Festivals ist zwar nicht neu, findet aber immer viel Anklang. Es gibt eine Menge von Beispielen, die zeigen, dass diese Art von Festivals sehr beliebt sind und viele MEnschen anziehen. Jeder kennt und mag Festivals. Eine Menge coole Gefühle kommen in Festivals auf und wir wollen diesen Spirit in den Stadtraum streuen, um die "verlorenen Räume" der Stadtspielplätze wiederbeleben. Das Konzept sieht mobile Festivals vor, die von Ort zu Ort wandern, wobei ein LKW die Musikanlage transportiert. Durch Musikvorstellungen und unterschiedliche Konzerte werden verschiedene lokale Bands unterstützt, und somit die fehlende Förderung lokaler Künstler der Stadt angegangen.

In Deutschland gibt es über 60.000 offene Spielplätze, von denen 11.000 einer Sanierung bedürfen. Letztere sind unsere potentiellen Ansprechpartner, davon sind 65% von im Besitz von Gemeinden und zu 30% von Vereinen. Die erwarteten positiven sozialen Auswirkungen des Projekts sind sehr attraktiv sowohl für den Spielplatzeigentümer sowie für die Nachbarschaft: ungenutzten öffentlichen Sportanlagen werden aufgewertet, Anwohner entdecken ihre anliegende Sportplätze wieder, lokale Künstler werden unterstützt und der intergenerationelle wie interkulturelle Austausch wird gefördert .

Wie kann eine solche Bewegung den städtischen Raum verändern? Aus der Perspektive des Buen Vivir, bezieht er sich auf ein Leben in Harmonie mit der Community und der Natur. Beide Aspekte, die der Gemeinschaft und die der Natur sind für das Projekt sehr relevant. Menschen kommen in offenen begrünten städtischen Umgebungen zusammen, nicht nur sich der Musik zu erfreuen, sondern auch um sich gegenseitig kennen zu lernen. Neue Gemeinschaften bilden sich. In einem weiteren Sinn, sehen wir unser Projekt im Kontext mehrerer verwandter Konzepte wie "Das Recht auf die Stadt". Hier wird der Stadtraum der Gemeinschaft zurückgegeben, Raüme für Kreativität Kreativzonen für die Nachbarn eingerichtet, um sich gegenseitig kennenzulernen. Die zweite Idee bezieht sich auf Gemeingüter, auf Güter die gemeinsam genutzt werden, und der dritte Kontext verortet in den "Transition Towns". Unser Projekt dient hier als eine Plattform der Begegnung für die verschiedenen Bewegungen, die in der Stadt aufkommen.

Weitere Forschung ist nötig. Zum einen, um herauszufinden warum von den Spielplätzen so wenig Gebrauch gemacht wird, und zum anderen, wie sie überhaupt genutzt werden. Zusätzlich wird ein Begleitforschung angestrebt, die über den gesamten Entwicklungsprozess der Wiederbelebung vom öffentlichen Spielplätzen durch Mini-Festivals verläuft. Auf dieser empirisch recherchierten Grundlage kann unser Pilotprojekt in vielen anderen Städten fruchtbringend umgesetzt werden.

 

Mobile Festivals.*
Philip Baharlou, Nikolai Huckle, Yannik Leusch, David Nacke, Luca Weege

How can we bring Good Life into our city? Can a playground be a space for good living? Having a close look to the use of playground as soccer fields, basketball or volleyball courts in Lüneburg, we observed that they are very nicely kept but just empty. We were shocked that nobody was playing there at all.

The question we asked ourselves first is, what is Good Life? What could we do to bring Good Life into our city? We came up with the idea of organizing mini-festivals. The idea of mini-festivals is not new, but works. There are a lot of examples that show that this sort of festivals are very popular. Everybody knows and likes festivals. There are a lot of cool feelings coming up in festivals and we want to spread this spirit into the urban space reviving the "lost spaces" of the playgrounds. The concept conceives mobile festivals, transporting the equipment with a truck to different spaces, and supporting different local bands in presenting their music trying to face the lack of support of local artists in the city.

In Germany there are over 60.000 uncovered playgrounds, of which 11.000 are in need of redevelopment. The latter are the ones we want to address, 65% are owned by communes and 30% by clubs. The expected positive social impacts of the project are very attractive to the playground owners but also for the neighbourhoods: unused public sports facilities are revalued, local residents rediscover sport grounds, local artists are supported and cultural exchange between all ages and cultural backgrounds is promoted.

How will this movement change urban areas? From the perspective of the Buen Vivir, it refers to living in harmony with the neighbours and nature. Both aspects, community and nature are relevant to the project. People come together to enjoy music, get to know each other and create community in openair greened urban environments. In a broder sense, we contextualize our project in several related ideas: "the right to the city" giving the urban space back to community, setting up creative zones for the neighbors to get to know each other. The second is the idea of the commons, having common goods that are shared, and a third one refers to "Transition Towns". Our project would serve as a plattform for the different city movements that are coming up everywhere.

Further research is required to find out why the playgrounds are not made use of, and if how they are used. In addition an accompanying research over the whole development process of reviving playgrounds by mini-festivals. On the ground of this empirical research our pilot project may then be implemented fruitfully in other cities.

* Auszüge der Projektpräsentation. Dieser Beitrag entstand aus dem Seminar "GoodLife_RealLAB – Connecting Potatoes, DJ-Practice, and Transition Research", das im SS 2014 an der Leuphana Universität stattfand.

* Excerpts of the project presentation. This contribution arose from the seminar "GoodLife_RealLAB – Connecting Potatoes, DJ-Practice, and Transition Research", which was held at the Leuphana University, Lüneburg during the SS 2014.

 


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Philip Baharlou, Nikolai Huckle, Yannik Leusch, David Nacke, Luca Weege
- studieren an der Leuphana Universität in Lüneburg:
Philip Baharlou (Betriebswirtschaftlehre), Nikolai Huckle (Studium Individuale / Volkswirtschaftslehre), Yannik Leusch (Wirtschaftspsychologie / Betriebswirtschaftlehre), David Nacke (Kulturwissenschaften und Digitale Medien) and Luca Weege (Umweltwissenschaften / Betriebswirtschaftlehre).

Philip Baharlou, Nikolai Huckle, Yannik Leusch, David Nacke, Luca Weege - study at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg: Philip Baharlou (Business Administration), Nikolai Huckle (Studies Individual / Economics), Yannick Leuschner (Business Psychology / Business Administration), David Nacke (Cultural Studies and Digital Media) and Luca Weege (Environmental Sciences / Business Administration).

THE ARCHIVE PROJECTS and THEMES of the area of activity COOPERATING 2014



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September 2014

THE PROJECTS OF THE MONTH (Sep/Dez 2014):

»Mobile Festivals« Philip Baharlou, Nikolai Huckle, Yannik Leusch, David Nacke,
Luca Weege

How can the Good Life be shared in our city? The student group mapped accurately the urban space, which they had explored and recorded during their dérive. An entertaining video presentation proofs the under-used sports facilities and public parks that they had discovered through direct observation. This evidence was complemented with national statistics regarding sports facilities, and low support for local artists and musicians. The presentation gives a rich journey through their research problem, a transition approach to Buen Vivir related to urban commons, the expected positive social impact of revaluing unused public sports facilities, a proposal for future research, and the presentation of their mobile mini-festival project to revive these “lost spaces” of Lüneburg. more
This contribution arose from the seminar "GoodLife_RealLAB – Connecting Potatoes, DJ-Practice, and Transition Research", which was held at the Leuphana University, Lüneburg during the SS 2014.

»Time Sharing« Maximilian Buhr, Katharina Domsch, Joana Klemz, Sarah Schmidt, Jennie Schüttler, Franziska Trenkler, Katharina vom Dahl
How can we find a way out of consumption? How could we possibly share our time differently than endlessly consuming stuff? The student group developed a large body of evidence from direct observation and interviews during their dérive through Lüneburg. These are summarized in a short video presentation combined with performative elements such as raising text banners to emphasize conclusions. Their work includs artistic interventions in the city as a means of investigation and analysis of the city, and to generate and test a solution to the problem itself, which was to develop the way, or route out of consumption by good quality living. The expected social impact would address a change in consciousness and by sharing time in the community. more
This contribution arose from the seminar "GoodLife_RealLAB – Connecting Potatoes, DJ-Practice, and Transition Research", which was held at the Leuphana University, Lüneburg during the SS 2014.


Klangsport

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May 2014

THE PROJECT OF THE MONTH (May/Aug 2014): »K L A N G S P O R T. A transdisciplinary research approach to an acoustically-performative exploration of (indoor) sports.« Marina Sahnwaldt

The starting point of this journey is a space between sports and movement: the ambient noise of (indoor) sports. The synergies resulting from the combination of sports and music, have a wide range of trans-disciplinary approaches to research and application areas. The various stages of this expedition unfold an exciting field of experimentation and a wide scope for creation, both in practical artistic as well as inthe theoretical discourse. The results of the journey established a new format: KLANGSPORT. more

This contribution arose from the seminar "Research arts - Research at the interface of art, science and technology", which was held at the Leuphana University, Lüneburg in WS/2013-14.


THE THEME OF THE MONTH (May/Aug 2014):
»Kunst und Wissenschaft. Wo Felder kollidieren - Scienceville, Santral und die Hybrid Plattform.« Annika HIntz
The interaction of art and science has expanded increasingly, especially since the last decade: inter-and transdisciplinary projects, conferences, seminars, lectures, and publications can be reported all over. They have made ??it their task to illuminate and identify interactions and convergences of disciplines, commonly perceived as disparate. Art and Science "collide" in multiple projects that have an impact beyond the university. A selection of current spaces of collaboration between art and science are presented that encourage participation. more

This contribution arose from the seminar "Research arts - Research at the interface of art, science and technology", which was held at the Leuphana University, Lüneburg in WS/2013-14.

kiblix

raablab exhibit
January 2014

THE THEME AND THE PROJECT OF THE MONTH (Jan/Apr 2014):

»KIBLIX – CELEBRATE TOMORROW! The history of KIBLIX Art Science Technology Festival«. Dejan Pestotnik
Since 2002 Association for Culture and Education (ACE) KIBLA, Maribor, Slovenia is gradually transforming the international, technically oriented open code event platform KIBLIX into a domain of celebration of art & science & technology with the strong focus on education, hands-on creation, collaboration and sharing of knowledge. more

»Reflections on Kiblix-IFCA 2013 Kooperation«. Tanja Grossman
The task how to go beyond the complexity of questions raised at Kiblix 2012 in the year of the European Capital Of Culture Maribor 2012 was not easy. How to go beyond? How to represent relevant up-to-date content raising awareness, informing, educating, developing non-formal conceptions as “Workshopology” - and in a strictly open coded way? The solution was found joining forces with the IFCA (International Festival of Computor Arts). more

»From RAABLAB online interfaces to local offline cooperation: the interdisciplinary REVALUING MEMORY workshops at MRFU-KIBLIX2013 Festival«. Dan Norton and Stella Veciana.
The REVALUING MEMORY workshops are a developing series of workshops bringing together artists and scientists to explore interaction techniques for connected art practice. The workshop at the »Kiblix Art Science Technology Festival« was based around research practices represented by objects and the simple creative behaviours of selecting and mixing to build connectivity: from object art to connected art. more

»KARTOFFELKONZERT AUF PIEZO-BEEPER. A reflection on artistic practice.« Tomaž Grušovnik. more


THE ARCHIVE PROJECTS and THEMES of the area of activity COOPERATING 2013

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January 2013

THE THEME OF THE MONTH (Jan/Apr 2013): »Low-tech« versus »high-tech« cooperation: the politically charged potatoes of Víctor Grippo and the controversial BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin. Stella Veciana

In the seventies, the Argentine chemist and artist Victor Grippo developed a number of »low-tech experiments« using potatoes as an energy crop. With the choice of potatoes, he questioned the underlying social, political, historical, scientific and technological contexts of his energy-related experiments. Today the issues and »low-tech models« he raised are still relevant, especially regarding how international research cooperation between industrialized, emerging and developing countries should function. more


S&TApril 2013

THE PROJECT OF THE MONTH (Mai/Aug 2013): »New contents and forms of scientific communication: the Science & Theatre project«. Prof. Regine Hengge. Science & Theatre is a trans-disciplinary project at the cross-roads between natural sciences and art. Project partners are the microbiologist Prof. Regine Hengge from the Institute of Biology at the Free University of Berlin, and the theatre and artistic director of the English Theatre Berlin, Günther Grosser. Science & Theatre introduces young scientists to the social and ethical aspects of science, prepares them for their future responsibilities as science communicators, explores the theater stage as a new form of scientific communication, and develops new and current contents for the contemporary theatre in Germany within the context of ‘Science Plays’. Science & Theatre views itself as a social laboratory where the conditions and opportunities for creativity and communication are examined as a long-term transdisciplinary project. (German) more



 

 

 

 

September 2013

THE PROJECT OF THE MONTH (Sep/Dez 2013): »The Textimage ERANOS DIALOG«. Christiane ten Hoevel and Stella Veciana.

The article presents the ERANOS DIALOG as a stimulating dialogue format for the development of inter / transdisciplinary projects. Eranos in ancient Greece was originally a friends’ banquet where everyone contributed food. In a figurative sense, today Eranos is a mental feast, where the guests share, for example, a speech, a song, a drawing or their openness to improvise at joint talks and discussions. Out of the shared experience of the ERANOS DIALOGUE, Christiane ten Hoevel and Stella Veciana developed together an experimental »text image«.
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