Europe at Home: Article from Hildesheim online
Due to technical difficulties, publication was delayed. Now Hildesheim’s contribution for the international art project “Europe at Home" has gone online.
In the art project “Europe at Home", cultural workers from European cities illuminate the current crisis. Photographer Anna-Lena Schotge and author Helene Bukowski have focused on the regional cultural scene for the project office Hildesheim 2025.
The online exhibition was launched by the bidding office for the European Capital of Culture Project of the Portuguese city of Faro. Project partners all over Europe are invited to submit ten photographs and a page of literature. The theme: How do cultural workers experience the Covid-19 crisis, this moment in history that all of Europe is spending at home. Photos and short texts from all participating cities can be viewed at www.europeathome.eu
After the publication was delayed by technical difficulties, the article from Hildesheim went online this week. At the same time, photographs and literature from Cluj (Romania), Maribor (Slovenia), Pécs (Hungary), Plungè (Lithuania) and Ptuj (Slovenia) were published. In total, 20 European cities and 40 artists are now participating in the online exhibition.
Short biographies of the artists:
Anna-Lena Schotge, born in 1984 in Hoya, completed an apprenticeship as a photographer and then studied design in Hildesheim. Among other things, she won the “Berliner Type" diploma in 2014 for the design of the book “A City on Photographic Paper" with Natalie Brychcy, as well as gold in 2017 in the young generation of the “Berliner Type" for a part of the master's thesis “all we see is not all I am". In 2019 Schotge designed the first Bid Book for Hildesheim with a team from the HAWK, whose design received international attention.
Helene Bukowski, born in Berlin in 1993, studied at the Institute of Literature in Hildesheim. She was co-author of the documentary film “Ten Weeks of Summer", which received the Grimme Special Prize for Culture in 2015, co-editor of BELLA triste and part of the artistic direction of PROSANOVA 17 – Festival for Young Literature. In spring 2019 her debut novel “Milchzähne" (Milk Teeth) (Blumenbar/Aufbau Verlag) was published, for which she was nominated for the Mara-Cassens-Prize, the Rauriser Literature Prize and the Lit.cologne Debut Prize, among others.
Miguel Calvete _ Designer, streetart-artist