Historical photo of the Wuppertal suspension railroad, in the foreground two ladies sitting on a bench.
© Sven Döring
19. Okt 2019

Bewegte Heimat – Stücke

Platform New Memory

The platform New Memory is a group of currently about 15 activists from the fields of literature, music, performing arts, museums, research and history. The project Bewegte Heimat | Stücke creates common places for discussion in Dresden and creates spaces for the development of a homeland. The object is a model for a designed place of encounter with the theme of Heimat. In several project phases, words, images, videos and objects will be collected. Bewegte Heimat is not exclusively past and present oriented, but also creates ideas and visions for the future. It should make similarities, differences, individuality & relationships visible.

Neue Heimat Platform

"How would you show a visitor from another European country the culture of your neighbourhood?" This is what our platform "Culture & Democracy" asks in its project, which it developed for the European Capital of Culture in 2019. The Dresdeners’ answers are to be used to create a cultural trail through the entire city by 2025, for locals and tourists alike. The "Culture & Environment" platform, on the other hand, is inviting people in the spring of 2020 to create a meadow atlas, a threatened wild plant with large yellow flowers, before the plants find a new home on the Elbe meadows. These are two of nine ideas from our platform process.

Cultural mediators speak of participation and sharing: Neue Heimat Dresden 2025 stands not only for culture for all, but culture with all. Our programme 2025 will consist of a curated part – developed by professional artists – and a non-curated part – designed by citizens. This year, 150 people have already worked on project ideas in nine thematic fields, which will now be presented to the public for the first time and implemented as prototypes in 2020.