→Knartz in Green
Celebrate until it turns green — Can public space in the city be regained for people, flora and fauna?
With bass, beat and enthusiasm, Knartz shows how urban space can be reclaimed by dancing. The “Knartz in Green” project starts with Knartz’s basic idea that public space should be there for people. The basic goal of this event is to not only have the freedom to dance once, but to use your own city outside of your own four walls in the long term — and preferably with lots of greenery to make the grey city more colorful.
“Knartz in Green” is intended to connect urban space with nature and bring plants into the city. The special thing about this Knartz event is the combination of party and action to improve the urban climate. The climate crisis is no reason to celebrate, actions to adapt to climate change are. Tropical nights are becoming more common in cities and have long ceased to be just the name of a summer festival, but are a serious, climate-relevant problem, as the heat in the city can also be (health) endangering for people and animals.
It is time to do something about the climate crisis while we still can. This is where the greening elements come into play, which will ensure that only the dance floor and not the city glows. Plants in the city not only look beautiful, but also perform a variety of (microclimatic) functions that help us adapt to the effects of climate change.
Interested parties should tackle the design of the public open space with green infrastructures. How this can work will become apparent in the course of the co-creation workshop at UNIC. This is where actors from the fields of (visual) arts, music or dance come together with architecture, landscape planning and green space design to plan and actually implement a performance day (aka “a really nice event”). The focus is on cross-disciplinary collaboration and practice-oriented implementation.
In particular committed students interested in art are invited to take part in this project!
- Registration: from August 05, 2020
- Congress: 24–25.09.2020
The Questions are:
- How can Knartz & Greenery work together?
- Which participatory forms are suitable for making the party-loving people “dance” for the greening of the city?
- Which actions can be taken?
- Where can such a “Knartz in Green” event take place? Which official and logistical planning processes have to be observed?
We are looking for:
For the “Knartz in Green” project we are looking for at least 15/max.50 participants with a background in the following areas:
- Landscape planning
- Spatial planning
- City administration
- Cultural workers
- Event planning