23 September 2017Konzerthaus Blaibach, Kirchplatz 4, 93476 Blaibach
11:00 to 20:30
The increasing emigration from economically underdeveloped regions, the transformation of work environments, and the desire to match lifestyles to our actual needs will be the central talking points at COME BACK! The organizer, Schnitzer&, has set out to illustrate the potential of rural communities and villages on the move using examples of how these changes foster the dissolution of architectural and societal structure and, thus, offer new opportunities. Community-enhancing projects help put a halt to the exodus and encourage people to migrate or return.
A new identity developed in cooperation with the citizens can revive former structures and, thanks to the lower cost of living, provide room to experiment. Booming rents in large cities do not leave any room to manoeuver. Seeing small cities as labs of the future can bring about collaborative, cooperative and more resilient forms of cohabitation and co-working.
The symposium will end with a concert by percussionist Vivi Vassileva, who recently was awarded the Bayerischer Kunstförderpreis 2017, and guitarist Lucas Campara Diniz.
COME BACK! is organized by Schnitzer& and is curated by Julia Hinderink in cooperation with Peter Haimerl, Dr. Marta Doehler-Behzadi, Franz Dullinger, Thomas E. Bauer, Philipp Furtenbach, Till Hofmann, Britt Jürgensen and Nadja Häupl
Sponsors include Euroboden, EWO, Verwaltung für ländliche Entwicklung, and the Chair for Sustainable Development and Urban and Rural Areas at Munich Technical University’s Department of Architecture.