Democracy and participation, Arts and cultural activities

Interactive writing project "Lucía"


Who is behind this?

Luis Stabauer

„zzoo verein für leguminosen & literatur“




Idea pitch

Her son is an "Identitärer", whose father has moved out. Somebody has taken her job and it takes months until Lucía finds herself again. She exchanges her apartment for a VW van, packs up five Greek gods, as well as her questions about Europe and drives off.
For two years she has been asking questions, discussing, loving and writing her way through Europe. Inspired by creative artists, fantasies about the future and new identities emerge: Ideas and movements overcome national post-democracies.

Where does your idea take place?

Lucías search and subsequent experiences are described in different places, in Europe.

Why does Europe need your idea?

The paralysis of the idea of Europe is spreading, it is also self-made. Lucía's discussions and experiences lead to new drafts for Europe's future.
Precariousness, foreign determination and postfactual illusory worlds are replaced in movements by ideas and visions of the future.

What is your impact?

Lucía's conversations (as a figure), the interim publications (Journal of the author) and later the book will act as catalysts for further networking and new ideas for a democratic Europe.
Artists from the local communities will be encouraged to strengthen and target their ideas in Europe.

How do you get there?

Guided by the characteristics of the five archetypes from Greek mythology (Helios, Poseidon, Dionysos, Aphrodite and Ares), Lucía questions new gods in Europe. At the same time, it is seeking new forms of democracy and participation for Europe. Interactions with cultural practitioners are written, Spanish and English versions are translated and published. The project support would make my stays possible and be used for the translations.
As an author, I set out to discuss in European cities.

What is your story?

My socio-political consciousness, also to say NO, was initiated by Wolfgang Borchert. After years of activities in NGOs, movements and a development mission in El Salvador my desire to view and present social policy through literary and artistic eyes arose. There have been publications in books, ...

Who are you doing it for?

For me, for a growing readership and for the hope of contributing to a Europe that thinks and acts globally and democratically.
The readers of the book and the journal excerpts as a blog (book development meta-view and Lucías activities), people from the cultural sector, the association "zzoo", ...

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Additional contacts to artists in order to be able to make the interactions as broad as possible.
Addresses and names of NGOs or free groups/persons who are critical of the further development of Europe.
Finally, I wish many, many, many approvals from the advocate community.


Lucía - Ideen brechen aus

Idea created on Jan. 12, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 12, 2018

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