Project: Skinning: From the Street to Art
A project by KUNST HAUS WIEN, Museum Hundertwasser and JOSI
The needs of homeless persons are often reduced to the bare necessities of life: food, drink, warm clothes, personal hygiene, and a roof over their head. The project “Häutungen - von der Straße zur Kunst"(Skinning: From the Street to Art) gives participants the opportunity to enliven their own creativity, and includes excursions, museum visits and workshops at the KUNST HAUS WIEN Museum Hundertwasser.
The JOSI day center for homeless persons and streetwork operates under the Vienna Social Fund. It gives homeless persons a place where they can take care of their personal hygiene, prepare food, do their laundry and deposit their valuables. In addition, they can speak with social workers about their problems and get advice. The center also provides entertainment and leisure activities.