11. 06. 2015 - 20. 06. 2015

WHAT’S THE DEAL? – Moving Urban Cultures Festival / Kreativquartier Munich

 → Exhibition → Talks, Workshops → Performances, Lectures → Music, Live Acts, DJs → Skateboarding, Biking, Design, Art → Watch, discover and join in   WHAT’S THE DEAL? is dealing with the subjects of sustainablity and young urban cultures in an international, multidisciplinary and artistic way. During the last two years activities have been organized

 → Exhibition

→ Talks, Workshops

→ Performances, Lectures

→ Music, Live Acts, DJs

→ Skateboarding, Biking, Design, Art

→ Watch, discover and join in

 

WHAT’S THE DEAL? is dealing with the subjects of sustainablity and young urban cultures in an international, multidisciplinary and artistic way. During the last two years activities have been organized in all partner cities around the main topics mural art, skateboarding, urban biking, design, and D.I.Y. concepts: they ranged from research on urban scenes to creative interactions and workshops as well as to exciting art productions like the ›Nomadic Sculpture‹, a mobile sculpture for skateboarding which had been moved to different spots in Munich throughout last year.

›What’s the deal?‹ is questioning the idealized images of young urban scenes and their role models, which have been exploited as marketing objects by entire economic sectors. Instead, it highlights alternative deals where personal passion and commitment for the cause create added value that reaches out beyond the boundaries of a community. New concepts come into play, even though their terms have already been established in the mainstream: sustainability and added value. To act sustainably becomes the motor to transform one’s own lifestyle according to the principle ›You are the world in which you want to live!‹. How can existing resources be deployed more effectively to generate manifold outputs? And what kind of role do art and culture play in the development of these ideas?

 

what´s the deal – moving urban cultures at Munich

This summer the WTD-project is coming to an end, , but not without a big final event – the festival „what’s the deal? – moving urban cultures“ in June in Munich, Germany. From June 11 to 20 the results of the whole process will be presented to the public through exhibitions, workshops and discussions – of course not without music and a great party.

 

Opening of the festival what´s the deal – moving urban cultures in Munich
11.06.2015 / Kulturreferat München, Germany

The festival „what’s the deal? – moving urban cultures“ – the final event of the WTD project – will be opened on June 11, 2015 in Munich at the Kreativquartier, Dachauerstrasse. It will start with a skateworkshop, performances, talks and guided tours through the exhibition rooms and will end with live music.

 

WTD Exhibition in Munich
11.06.2015 / Kulturreferat München, Germany

During the whole period of the festival, i.e. from June 11 – 20, an exhibition will present all the artwork developed in and for the WTD project: from „From Space to Place to Utopia“ to the WTD Lab and to the results of the Art Intervention for designers.

 

From Space to Place to Utopia in Munich
12.06.2015 / Kulturreferat München, Germany

June 12 is dedicated to debates around sustainability and the use of public space by different user communities. Guests from Ljubljana and Bordeaux are invited to discuss with experts from Munich on how to reclaim public space and how to foster creativity in urban open space.

 

Velocity in Munich
14.06.2015 / Kulturreferat München, Germany

On Saturday, June 14, everything is about bikes: cargo bikes, city bikes, racing bikes – all of them can be tried out by the audience. A parcour will be set up where instructors will answer questions: how to use bikes, fix them or simply have fun with them. A “repair café” will be launched where the newly designed Repair Bike Box from Ljubljana can be tested out for its functionality. Families are more than welcome!

 

New.Design.Culture in Munich
19.06.2015 / Kulturreferat München, Germany

Sustainablity is not only something we can eat or hear about, it needs to be something to be worn too! The ninth festival day is focusing on design and its potential to reach into new fields. There will be a workshop about the connection between design and compassion and several talks / lectures about the link between design and sustainability. The program of the evening will be a fashion performance combined with a food happening ending with music by Djane YAYOLOUSIE from Ljubljana.

 

Skateboarding, Arts and Culture in Munich
20.06.2015 / Kulturreferat München, Germany

The closing day of the festival on June 20 is dedicated to skateboarding. The Nomadic Sculpture will be ready for the last time to be rode on. A skateworkshop will introduce newcomers to the sport followed by an open skatesession for everyone. A debate on the possibility of having temporary D.I.Y. skateparks in Munich will hopefully generate a lively discussion, before the festival „moving urban cultures“ will end with partying and music!

What’s the deal? – Movin Urban Cultures Festival Program Book is now available online at http://issuu.com/wtdproject/docs/wtd-abschluss_dinlang_en_lr.

 

PARTNERS
Kulturreferat Munich (D) as the coordinator, Kunstzentrat (D), Kino Šiška (SI), Lokaalmondiaal (NL), Schmiede Hallein (A).

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