→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
  • Archi­tec­ture
  • Cul­tur­al workers
  • Event plan­ning

Green4Cities Ltd.
Phone +43 676 330 28 04
Plenergasse 1 Top 5, 1180 Vienna
Austria • Europe