With the participatory cultural project “KommVorZone” of the Office for Culture and Leisure (Kuf), people can look forward to a platform with a stage in Annapark and activities in other places in Südstadt from the beginning of June to the end of July. The offers range from speed dating with politicians and a project kiosk as a contact point for all interested parties to workshops, concerts, poetry slams as well as sports and exercise offers in cooperation with various cooperation partners. Depending on incidence and regulations, the events will take place on site or digitally. Further information on all events and the exact times as well as general conditions can be found at www.kuf-kultur.de/suedpunkt.
Sharing and co-designing
The first event of KommVorZone will start on Wednesday, 2 June 2021 at 6pm. At the digital speed dating “Culture”, citizens can exchange ideas with people from Nuremberg’s cultural politics. Taking part are: Ernesto Buholzer, politbande; Annekatrin Fries, Head of the Office for Culture and Leisure; Natalie Keller, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen; Hans-Joachim Wagner, Department of Culture, formerly Head of the Application Office for the Capital of Culture 2025; and Michael Ziegler, SPD. Jörg Hundsdorfer will be the moderator. You will receive an access link to the event when you register by e-mail to email@example.com.
Also on Wednesday, 2 June, the project kiosk will open in Annapark. From Wednesday to Sunday there will be an opportunity to talk to the project team, register for events, borrow sports equipment and find out about ways to get involved in the KommVorZone. Curious people will have the opportunity to drop by during a walk in the park. Ideas for the project can be contributed at any time, because the programme group meets continuously during the project and is open to impulses. If an idea cannot be implemented this year, perhaps a space can be found elsewhere. Neighbours from Südstadt are invited to get involved and help implement the offers.
Speed dating and other offers
Every Wednesday, KommVorZone will offer a “Speed Dating” with representatives from politics and the city administration, alternating with the “Südstadt Parliament”. Local topics will be discussed and solutions will be found. Depending on the opening scenario, various cultural picnics take place in Annapark on Sundays, for example with the Latin American Ceclam e.V. or the Ethiopian Cultural Association Nuremberg e.V..
On Saturdays things get creative, for example in the “tetrapack upcycling” workshop, comic drawing, planting workshop or the street art workshop.
In addition, there will be events on the topic of diversity such as the “Global Art Jam” or lectures on “Diversity in the Media” by Diversity Media or “Discrimination – Legal Basics” by the Nuremberg Human Rights Office. Every Wednesday, the city library reads to the children in the open air at südpunkt. Every Friday evening there is a programme of concerts, poetry slams or performances on the stage, and during the day every Thursday, Friday and Saturday there is a sports and exercise programme led by independent actors such as Monika Camara, Moona or Ecstatic Dance Kollektiv and by the Nuremberg Education Centre.
Participation is the focus
In addition to the actions in Annapark, there will also be interventions in other places in Südstadt, such as Nelson-Mandela- Platz, Platz der Opfer des Faschismus and Celtispark: the Audiovisual Bike and the mobile sound wall, created in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts/ Dynamic Acoustic Research, will invite visitors to cognitive experiences. In a workshop with the Freiraumkonzept/Umweltamt, the idea of a pop-up garden in public space in front of the Gustav Adolf Memorial Church will be developed. The area will be maintained by Blue Pingu and the Lichtenhof parish until mid-August and will be freely accessible to the neighbourhood.
All event and programming ideas and their implementation have been developed since last autumn by a programme group consisting of residents of Südstadt together with project leaders Olga Komarova and Marina Moos with the support of Kuf im südpunkt. The programme group met every week in the digital space and developed the individual programme formats in three working groups: “Art and Creative”, “Sport and Movement”, “Politics and Social Issues”. The design of the project kiosk and financial planning were then discussed collectively. In another working group on public relations, the neighbourhood blog and print media such as postcards and posters were developed.
For all events, registration is necessary either at the kiosk in Annapark or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration period starts one week before the events. Safety and hygiene rules must be observed on site. Information is available at the project kiosk or at www.kuf-kultur.de.Information on KommVorZone is available at www.kommvorzone.nuernberg.de or on the programme group’s neighbourhood blog at www.kommvorzone.blog.