bi'bakwerk #06


How do we see our own city and how is it seen by the tourists? What are the most important places for us as natives, whom we particularly love and without which we could not imagine our city? But where do tourists want to shoot a self? What do these sights of our city really mean for us, which are listed in the lists “The 100 places you must see”, and which we almost never notice?

In our workshop, we deal with the depictions of the cities – the city as consumer goods – and critically discuss the tourist view. We talk about the places in our city and how we see and experience them. Then we build together our transcultural, giant city map of cardboard, which is to fill the entire space. This hybrid urban landscape is to grow like a city landscape with every workshop day and every group, reflecting the ideas and reflections of the students to their hometowns. Our cardboard, adhesive tapes, scissors, cutter and ruler are our hand tools as well as flashlights and various light elements with which we want to make the city architecture plastic. The meandering city silhouette then forms into three rooms and serves as a background for the interactive game “Klangstraße”.

bi’bakwerk in cooperation with the Goethe Institute Ankara

Workshop: 20.7–2.8.2015 SOE Camp Izmir
Izmir Resim ve Heykel Müzesi

Concept and Workshopleaders: Malve Lippmann, Can Sungu