Höfen and Ekumfi-Ekrawfo have moved out of the GfZK Gartenhaus, and three other Myvillages projects move in.
Antje has been staying with farmers and rural labourers in Cuevas del Becerro and Hinjosa del Valle in Southern Spain and is showing her latest films in the “I like being a farmer” series. We also have a brand new set of beautiful Sevillan China made in collaboration with La Cartuja de Sevilla, and original Sevillan Orange Marmelade, made by the nuns of the Monasterio de Santa Paula de Sevilla – both on sale in the shop.
Wapke and Ronny Schmidt from GeoWerkstatt Leipzig have been organising geological trips into Leipzig’s Umland – with excursions to its incredibly large open mine landscapes, new lakes and hidden volcanic hills. A line-drawn animation will show Leipzig’s geological evolution, spanning 300 million years.
And what do teenagers do all day? Myvillages remembers wild mofa tours, secret shed meetings and endless table tennis games from their youth, but growing up in a village might have changed. Working with year 9 and 10 students from a Comprehensive School in the village of Grossbardau (30 km from Leipzig) Kathrin together with the teacher Dorit Löffler and architect Till Richter translated the students’ observations into a new design for the wooden platform in the GfZK Garten.
Join us for the opening on Friday 8th May from 7pm, with drinks and tapas, a tour in the show and a meet and greet and hang-out in the garden.
On the 9th May we’ll be in the garden from 11am for a talk about Urban Gardening with farmers and growers from Leipzig’s Annalinde community garden.