2018 Magdeburg Workshop


In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed

and the first of that which comes; so with present time.

Leonardo da Vinci, Leonardos Notebooks

Magdeburg welcomes you with a topic surrounding the river Elbe.

9 selected, striking places are focussing the flow of the city of Magdeburg.

And this in the ambiguous sense:

// On one hand, it’s about discovering connections between urban spaces and water, it’s about analyzing, intensifying this relations, to make water more experienceable, but also to create new connections in urban space.

// On the other hand, it is about sensing, picking up and amplifying the “flow” of the city. Searching for tracks of changes and then transfering the found into the future.

Discovering and dealing with all forms of “flow”, of movement, changes, of relationships and interactions between people, nature and buildings of the city will flow into concepts and creative statements, that give us an emotionally look into the future of Magdeburg.

When you make a decision, you are really diving in a strong current

that will bring you to places you never dreamed of when you first made that decision.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist