In conjunction with the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival, South African artists Marcus Neustetter and Stephen Hobbs are focusing on Volksgarten. Their “Renaming the City” project invites folks living in Linz to name a route on which lots of us love to stroll—the main promenade through Volksgarten from the Goethe intersection to the corner of Volksgarten and Kärtner streets. The aim is to get everybody involved in the naming process—native-born Linzers and immigrants who’ve only just arrived. Together with Ars Electronica, the artists’ mission is to nurture the emergence of a welcoming culture that will play an increasingly important role in a well-functioning urban space—and thus in the City of Linz too.
Read more about the project on ars.electronica.art/postcity/en/renamingthecity
The Trinity Session – Stephen Hobbs and Marcus Neustetter
With the contribution of Jochen Zeirzer, PANGEA, Integrationsbüro der Stadt Linz and the boarder network of the participating immigrant organisations and Linz community.