„Living Rooms“, social capital sculptures

Based on the experiences of the 2013 „KdW city festival for glocal change“ and former projects, Joy developed the „Living Rooms“ concept, a Social Capital Sculpture which visualizes, stage-manages, networks and promotes the Social Capital of selected urban environments.


Starting with nothing more than the „Living Rooms“ concept and the hidden social capital potential on location, Joy develops collaborative neighbourhood networks  within 100 days per location, cumulating in a 10-day integrative festival.

Joy Lohmann KdW-Fest Schlafzimmer KdW-Fest Kroepcke KdW-Fest Ballhof
The multilayer concept includes:
– the „rolling Kiosk of happiness“, a mobile bureau to connect the local actors for a sharing/caring community.
– the „https://united.crowdmap.com“, a thematic crowdmapping platform to establish visibility for the existing components of a happy, sustainable society and to enable ongoing network communication.
– the „conference of happiness“, a thematic bar camp.
– a collaboratively furnished open home in public space as the stage and center of the process.
– the „Living Rooms“ festival with a site-specific program of crosscultural and partly spontaneous shows, workshops, activities and discussions, leading to experiences of a new understanding and view of community as a social organism.
– a documentation and DIY-manual to spread the concept and promote a sustainable lifestyle of solidarity, creativity and happiness.

Living Rooms is planned to start 2014.

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KdW-Schützenausmarsch 2012

The first public appearance of the 2011 established regional KdW-network „Kultur-des-Wandels“ (Culture of Change) was the participation in worlds biggest markmen´s festival in June 2012. The group organized a guerilla-gardening happening within the traditional parade of regional shooting clubs and transformed the tradition into a joyful public experience.

SpreeTour Berlin, 2011

In 2011, we tested, how the public would react to our vision and visualization and toured through the german capital with the catamaran raft „Hermes-I“. It was great fun (including some unexpected adventures) and we met a lot of new friends!

Brandenburger Toron tour in Berlinfireshow at SpreeTourHermes-I on SpreeTourWe also performed a little bit in front of the Reichstag and Brandenburger Tor and ended up at the „Insel Berlin“ with a festival and pirates dinner 🙂

asap-happening Hemmingen

4.7.09, StrandArt Hemmingen

4.7.09, StrandArt Hemmingen

Am 4.7.2009, ab 18 Uhr steigt das asap-festival. Eine CoKreative Open-Air Veranstaltung am idyllischen Hemminger Badesee, 15 Fahrradminuten südlich von Hannover (mit Zelt für unsicheres Wetter). OK, ein riesiges Festival wird das wohl nicht werden, eher eine Mischung aus Party, Happening, Badespaß und Sessionkonzert. Aber wer sich noch an die „Positive Peoples Parties“ am Südbahnhof erinnert, kann sich etwa den Spirit vorstellen und wird auf jeden Fall mit seinen besten Freund/innen kommen 🙂 Wir haben jedenfalls schon ein prima Programm und täglich wird es bunter durch die Teilnahme kreativer Leute aus Hannover und anderswo.

18 Uhr > Vorstellung der asap-island Vision und seiner geplanten Umsetzung, anschl. Diskussion / Positive News

19 Uhr > Open Stage für Klang- und Kleinkünstler(innen)

20 Uhr > Konzert „Kampsheide Airlines

21 Uhr > Wasserung der SchwimmKunstWerke von Joy, Chris, Wolli, Bernd, …

22 Uhr > DJane Dahlia / Paloma, Berlin legt auf

Wer sich berufen und fähig fühlt, etwas Positives jeglicher Art zum gemeinsamen Fest beizutragen, kann das hier posten und am 4.7. ggfs. realisieren, mitbringen oder ausleben 🙂

Mehr Infos, Anfahrtskizze und so unter http://www.zukunfts-insel.de/festival.html

StadtBall – the downtown football experience

Two years before the football world championship 2006 in Germany, Joy cooperated with the FIFA and the town of Hanover to realize an open soccer game in public space, downtown.

400 sponsored yellow softballs were played and dribbled in the pedestrian zone, following a sportive parcours from 10 regional football clubs.

StadtBall-presse

The interactive happening fascinated not only the lord-mayor and the media but also thousands of participants, who transformed the city into a huge playground.

LeineKunst – open-culture 2002 – 04

In the summers from 2002 to 2004, Joy organized and hosted a saturdays open-culture happening at the Leine flea-market in Hanover. „LeineKunst“ brought the vibrant off-culture into public with theater, music, art, poetry-slam, dance, flux and many other performances.

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EU-jigsaw carpet 2004

For the expansion of the European Union in 2004, Joy developed the „Europateppich“, a 10 x 10 meter jigsaw puzzle of the european map. This interactive Integrated Art project travelled through Germany, visualizing the merging of Europe through collaborative and playful action. Youthgroups in Hamburg, Berlin, Hannover and Zittau assembled the jigsaw carpet at celebration events and the german media choosed this playful image for many newspaper front covers.

Europateppich Berlin

Europateppich Berlin

Europateppich Hannover

Europateppich Hannover

Europateppich Hamburg

Europateppich Hamburg

Europateppich Zittau

Europateppich Zittau

youth competition

youth competition

czech soldiers in Germany

czech soldiers in Germany

Bridging Poland, Czech republic, Germany

Bridging Poland, Czech republic, Germany