<Reconquering public space: Ulrike Voigt, together with numerous friends and family, has designed the surroundings of the Karl-Marx-Kopf according to her ideas. Thus, self-built benches made of pallets were created. The green area was planted with flowers. And the footpath was painted in the colours of the Capital of Culture. Thus the square invites you to stay and also offers entertainment for children.
<It was supported financially and formally by the Chemnitz 2025 project “Take a seat”. Communities create places and places create community – that was the idea. In this way unused areas or places can be filled with your own ideas. In addition to a budget of 2025 euros per square, Chemnitz 2025 supports the necessary legal foundations and mediates between individual initiative and the authorities.


Fotos & Video: Ernesto Uhlmann