… the toppling of the column and other happenings on and around Place Internationale.
The toppling on Place Internationale Kastanienboulevard
on 17 September 2017
»Unkraut Garten Show« on 18 June 2017, 13–20h
Garden workshop by Magdalena Ybarguen, Guillaume Fuchs –
Espace Temporaire, Art laboratory for collective actions
(Geneva, CH) with baking, cooking and fire place supper
»Ich kenne Dich!« (Workshop series), 17 June 2017, 13–18h
The Huts of Henry David Thoreau, open building workshop by
Magdalena Ybarguen, Guillaume Fuchs – Espace Temporaire,
Art laboratory for collective actions (Geneva, CH)
The toppling of the column, inauguration 2017 on 8 April
Erection and toppling of the victory column on Place Internationale!
Local young people from the Jugendclub U5 and the Melanchthon School have been working on the design of the column reconstruction since September 2016. In a series of artistic workshops called »Participation and Governance« they have looked at Gustave Courbet, the Communards, at revolution, the individual, the State and the community. They have developed a colour concept for the column’s pedestal using the many nuances of human skin colour and a photographic concept for the pictorial stories on the column featuring themselves in political reenactments. Artistic support: Ulrike Dornis, Martin Eggenfellner, Valeska Peschke, Katja Renner, Zuzanna Skiba und Ole Tietjen