Care work in the form of care for others assumes a special importance in these challenging times. The basis for our life as a society, it is the mainstay of our interconnectedness as humans – and also as living beings within a complex ecosystem exhibiting countless interdependencies. How can we create a shared sense of responsibility in a moment of crisis to refocus our collective attention on the core issues of mindfulness and care for people and nature? How can we embark on a new start into an uncertain future as a caring community?
On September 24 through 25, the architect duo Bureau Baubotanik invites you to attend the launch of their project »Acting Care! A Performance on the Meadow« and explore new ways of being together. In Bad Boll, the two architects Hannes Schwertfeger and Oliver Storz, together with the artists Niki Matita and Florian Model, are creating an installation in a meadow which is designed to serve as a venue for visitors from near and far to test out the future of a new culture of care in public space. The work’s focus is placed on 60 small-leaved linden trees that will grow together over a period of five to ten years and cover technical components. Part of the installation is also a clearly marked open space that offers existing residents and visitors to the community the opportunity to express their respective wishes and ideas. As a stage, the meadow at the heart of Bad Boll thus becomes not only a place of education, but also invites the further development of cultural techniques with no fixed outcome.
The event will be held in German. Admission is free.
Please register with email@example.com or call +49 (0) 7164 808 28. If you have any questions about participation, please contact Katharina Meding: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel.: +49 (0) 711-460 59 75-0
Travel information from Stuttgart resp. Göppingen to Bad Boll:
You will reach Bad Boll with the regional train MEX16 from the main station in Stuttgart direction Geislingen (Steige). From Göppingen ZOB a busshuttle will bring you to Bad Boll during the following times: Saturday, Sep 24 at 1.10 pm and 6.10 pm as well as on Sunday Sep 25, at 9.10 am. The shuttle will also bring you back to Göppingen. From there you will reach Stuttgart by taking the Train RE5 direction Stuttgart HBF. For further information about the shuttle service or travel instructions please contact the tourist office Bad Boll: email@example.com or +49 7164 808 28.
»Acting Care!« is a production of Bureau Baubotanik within the context of the festival ÜBER:MORGEN, hosted by the KulturRegion Stuttgart, and is taking place in cooperation with the municipality of Bad Boll, WALA Heilmittel GmbH, the Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll, the Stiftung Lebenshilfe Zollernalb and the fellowship program »Under Utopia« initiated by Akademie Schloss Solitude and the artist duo Geers/Drescher.
The project »Under Utopia« is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg.