CityLab Young in Frankfurt
Exhibition: 22 Nov. 2018 – 14 Apr. 2019
Smoking on the sly in the “Grüni”, nocturnal forays through “Altsachs” … Where’s the venue of your youth and what did you do there? In 2018/19, the CityLab is betaking itself to the venues of Frankfurt’s youth and, for the first time, focussing primarily on the CityLabbers’ digital contributions to the Digital CityLab. Audio recordings, films and photo series on the theme have been created with various cooperation partners, offering insights into the life-worlds of present-day and past youth in the Digital CityLab.
In the exhibition, on the other hand, we’re investigating Frankfurt’s youth venues and how they’re used in entirely analogue manner. Where can you go dancing in Frankfurt? Where can you have adventures? What’s the perfect place for the first kiss? The exhibition invites visitors to remember their youths and tell about their youth venues and experiences. In the video booth, you can share memories with all the other visitors, right in the exhibition. And on a running basis, the Digital CityLab will present digital contributions developed during the show in CityLab workshops or independently.
In various workshops, we invite all interested parties to portray their venues of youth in digital mediums. The CityLabbers – that is, the workshop participants – will contribute their local expertise, and artists will introduce them to various digital storytelling formats. The aim is for the participants to get acquainted with new techniques so as to be able to convey their knowledge, experiences, memories and observations in aesthetic form.