Wall & Space e.V.

Who we are

We are an interdisciplinary team striving to make the world more colorful. We are convinced that the city is for everyone. Our actions activate, support and strengthen local people. We are a Halle city official of children and youth work.

What we do

Our work combines urban art and urban culture with education. We aspire to strengthen social cohesion and bring people together across generations. We use public space in our actions, because it is there for everyone and it’s where we can reach anyone – with workshops, interventions, lectures and concepts. 

How we work

We work at eye level: with young and older participants, with network partners, with artists, with funding bodies, with each other as a team – locally, regionally and internationally – and with you!

Projects

“Urban Seats” Street Furniture

Conception and realization of a workshop lasting several days with children and young people to design a piece of street furniture according to their wishes. The result is a 6×2.5 m wooden seating sculpture with different seating and reclining areas.

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ha:neo

A concept for art in public space in Halle-Neustadt, focussing on monumental murals that create identification with the district, its artistic history and urban society. In contrast to festivalized and arbitrary murals, ha:neo focuses on relevant artworks, intensive involvement of the artists, and creative participation formats.

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“SchuBeBaKo” Street Furniture

"SchuBeBaKo'' is an acronym of a very German word-formation that literally translates to wheelbarrow-flowerbed-bench-combination. They are mobile elements to quickly increase the quality of stay. Building and setting up the "SchuBeBaKos'' in public spaces breaks with the perception of such space as something passive and inflexible.

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Wonderful Women Wall

A monument to women and their achievements. The goal of the wall paintings is to make the stories, life plans and social contributions of women visible. In doing so, we encourage people to learn more about the women's biographies and their ideas and give them more appreciation.

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Artlantic Wall

8000 bunkers remain on the European atlantic coastline as an abandoned relic of World War II. The artistic transformation of these bunkers is about conserving heritage and history for the public, creating common narratives, but also about finding creative ways of dealing with contemporary challenges of migration, of Europe as a union and international relations.

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Summer School

Young people from various cities in central Germany responded to the call to "Make your own city!". They spent a week during the 2019 summer vacations taking part in workshops on topics related to urban appropriation and urban intervention. The results are structural and artistic changes to public space that reflect the participant’s ideal of a livable city.

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All You Can Plant

A building and planting festival for the Freiimfelde district in Halle! For one week, workshops, presentations and participatory activities enlivened the district and the community park. From a permaculture workshop to a car-free day on the main street, everything revolved around green and sustainable living in the city.

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Urban Glossary

The "Urban Glossary" is a reference work for all things related to work in urban spaces. We created it in 2019 as part of the "Green Urban Labs" research project of the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR).

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Wall & Space Congress

At the first international "Wall & Space Congress", 20 participants from seven countries came together with experts from urban development and urban research. They discussed the development, the current situation and the future of murals in public space, their limits and their potentials.

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