This #urbanana idea had a very unflamboyant look: the unusual concept was described in a matter-of-fact way on just two pages, in 11pt Times New Roman font. How about linking together works of art in the sacred halls of the museums with their histories in the urban area, and in so doing, strip away part of the invisible walls between the temples of art and their profane surroundings? From the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, tours with the Musity app, which is currently being planned, follow in the footsteps of the Holy Ursula - and take you to a nightcap in the cosy King Georg bar or to the Cologne masters in the Medieval “rue de peintres” - as well as to the Peek & Cloppenburg clothing store. It is this unpretentious, but appreciative approach, combined with the (real) dissertation-like depth of knowledge about the trio of communication, city and art that persuaded the jury to give the project a chance of being realised by presenting the #urbanana award. A special exhibition opening-like round of applause please for Anna Döbbelin!
Winter in #DeinNRW ist nur grau und trist? Für alle, die das noch glauben, haben wir diese Bilder aus Winterberg im Sauerland! Na, überzeugt, wie schön es hier ist? Jetzt fehlt nur noch der Schnee! ❄❄❄ Merk Dir schon mal unsere Wintertipps: www.dein-nrw.de/wintertipps
Die sechs besten Ideen für Erlebnisse in Städten in NRW haben von uns und urbanana die #urbanana-Awards bekommen. Heute stellen wir Dir den ersten Gewinner vor: Trommelwirbel für die #hellodesignertour aus Aachen! #DeinNRW
This is a bit like a sustainable, neighbourhood-friendly AirBnB from below. The vision at ConcordiART is a guesthouse located away from the city centre, and in the middle of the Dortmunder Nordstadt area, consisting of artistically designed apartments with a central reception in the beautiful Wilhelminian-style Concordia-Haus building. Anyone who has visions should go and see a doctor - or travel to the Ruhr area, where they are serially made real at the Borsigplatz square in what has become an annual tradition. After the introduction of a local creative currency, after herds of sheep keeping the grass down in the urban space and above all, aside from individual events, after years of fostering and maintaining a “Multiverse” of problems and opportunities, an exchange between urbanists from outside the city and FC Bayern fans, as with dreamers and commercial travellers, is now planned in the Nordstadt area. The jury presents the ConcordiART project with the #urbanana award for its highly promising approach to translating the open, welcoming nature of this area of the city into an offer that is tailored to the needs of target groups. A south stand-size round of applause for the Kreativ.Quartier Echt Nordstadt and for a perhaps more real-life Dortmund version of the Phoenix rising from the ashes!
During the discussion at the jury meeting, it became very clear that as much as Düsseldorf can be classified as a major fashion centre in terms of its turnover and self-image, its aura, which no doubt does exist, hardly radiates beyond the Rhineland area. One of the reasons that the #urbanana award jury has chosen to honour Marion Strehlow, with her “Behind the Scene” project, is that she offers a long overdue examination of Düsseldorf as a fashion city beyond big business. The application submitted impresses with its great conceptual maturity, and the connection made between exuberant enthusiasm for real craftsmanship and functional potential analysis and planning. We look forward to a creative ego trip in the best sense of the word - and to a round tour that is sure to live up to what its title promises: please give a big fashion show-style round of applause to Marion Strehlow and Michael Dimitrov and their project, “Behind the Scene”!
Von A wie Arnsberg bis X wie Xanten, wir haben sie alle: die schönsten Weihnachtsmärkte in #DeinNRW. Welchen besuchst Du zuerst? In einer Woche geht´s los, such Dir schon mal einen aus: www.dein-nrw.de/weihnachtsmaerkte