Project: “Neighborhood 7” and “Waterways”: Urban Explorations in the 7th and 21st District
A project by Wien Museum, ITS Wien Laube GmbH and PSD 21
Together with adults participating in the work reintegration process of ITS Wien Laube (7th district) and clients of the Floridsdorf socio-psychiatric outpatient clinic (21st district), the Wien Museum will set out to trace the history of the respective districts. Historical, geographical and architectural sites will be explored in connection with the participants’ individual experiences, memories and emotions.
The point of departure is the Wien Museum with its historical objects, pictures and maps, as well as museum work itself: collecting and preserving, research and presentation. During walks in the neighborhoods the participants will acquire more in-depth knowledge, enriched by their own observations. For example, buildings will be viewed from different perspectives: the historical, archeological and personal. When and how did they emerge? What was in their place before? What special events took place there and what personal feelings do they evoke?
The idea behind the project is to gain a different perception of the personal living environment, which the participants will document in various ways (drawings, writings, photographs, collections, etc.). This will make it possible to draw up a new type of city map to be shown in a presentation.