4th .-8th June 2019 | Villach AT

26 stories by people who live or have lived in Villach and write about "their" city.  In the book of the same name, they tell of places that are relevant to their own life stories. In this way, new place names are created that overwrite the original places and streets. The 2019 book presentation as well as workshops on biography work, storytelling and a panel on participatory art formats and memory culture enriched this approach to reflecting on communicative and cultural memory. What is visible in a city in statues and street names and what remains invisible or in the shadows, like the lives and work of women.
As an intervention in public space, authors read and told (about) their story in the "story corner".

Presentation of the book - Alpen-Adria-Mediathek
Biographical Workshop: Katharina Novy (Vienna): Resistance and Adaptation. Life stories in conversation
Panel discussion: Participatory art formats and culture of remembrance. (Werner Koroschitz/Industriekultur u. Alltagsgeschichte, Nadja Danglmaier/, Andreas Lindinger/Janes Walkö/Vienna, Petra Unger/Frauenspaziergänge/Vienna, Angelika Hödl/Radio Agora).
Storytellingworkshop Take (P)ART Come.Tell.Your.Story. David Mayaan (Israel/Wien).
Story Corner: Intervention im öffentlichen Raum


This project was funded by: Federal Chancellery, Government of Carinthia, City of Villach

show.Rooms_local is a one-time performance in a vacancy or an intervention in public space. A more detailed explanation of the format can be found here.