Workshop by greater form – Where does participation begin?

Workshop by greater form
Where does participation begin?

Sunday, December 8th, 2019, 10 am to 4 pm, incl. lunch break

Limited number of participants
Meeting place: Lenbachhaus (workshop in the studio)
The workshop is free of charge.
Registration under: https://www.lenbachhaus.de/vermittlung/erwachsene/workshop-greater-form/

A supporting program of Der Fahrende Raum and Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus and Kunstbau München.

In March 2019, the project group greater form opened a space for cultural participation in a Leipzig-Grünau housing estate. The aim of the project space is to develop a long-term, joint artistic practice together with the children and youths of the district. Everyday life in Grünau is shaped by poverty and exclusion. In comparison to the rest of the city, many children here have particularly little access to economic, social and cultural participation. Conflicts and problems are thus intensified.

Currently, greater form is working out the main methodological and content-related aspects that enable their work in this environment. A draft of these considerations based on practical examples will be presented during the workshop and discussed together with the participants. The main focus lies on possible tensions and conflicts arising from the concerns of participation-based artistic practices. Thus a space will be opened to share experiences of success and failure from the respective practices of the workshop participants. The basis for this discussion will be the participants’ self-questioning with regard to their own educational experiences, as well as their expectations of their own project work and those involved in it.

greater form act between art, activism and education. Since 2015 they have been researching life and experiences in the district with children from the Leipzig-Grünau housing estate. greater form‘s approach is based on participation. They experiment with open process forms of cooperation based on mutual trust and the exchange of ideas between all participants. Together with the children, they negotiate how funding is spent, which parties are celebrated and how to deal with each other. Topics that come up are social und cultural origin, poverty, violence, friendship, love, sex, drugs or social media. Contents and productions are presented in exhibitions, publications and social media.

Photo: Lina Ruske/ greater form