Arts and cultural activities, Social inclusion

WeltBilder - WorldPictures


Who is behind this?

Stefanie Fischer

mumok - museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien


Who is joining forces?

Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

With WorldPictures, mumok holds art workshops open to the public, offering people with/without migration background a creative space for encounter and exchange. Everyone who wishes to be a part is welcome, it is also possible to appear on a regular basis. In three-hour workshops participants will get to know each other and take a visit to a current mumok exhibition. They find inspiration and afterwards work together in our studio. Often, they do not even need many words to come closer.

Where will your idea take place?

mumok - museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig wien, studio and exhibition

Why does Europe need your idea?

Human beings will meet each other and learn about individual life stories, even on a non-verbal basis and get to know to people through the medium of art. They may learn to accept and appreciate the different world views. This leads to pick-up courage and support other people in need for help.

What is your impact?

This project boosts self-empowerment and helps to create new ideas and point of views. Participants will get support to overcome common stereotypes and strenghten their empathy through exchange and artistic hands-on activities in the studio.

How do you get there?

In this case, personal gain is more important than integrating the strange, the unknown into a current system. Museums are often perceived as high threshold institutions. WorldPictures opens up to people with completely different backgrounds using (non-verbal) communicaton and the offer to work together and spend some time in a special and mind-opening surrouding.

What is your story?

The supportive spirit of summer 2015, when fugitives were welcomed open-hearted with the Train of Hope movement in Austria, is more than ever important to people who fled their countries, offering them a time frame with locals, getting appreciation and leaving the daily routine aside.

Who are you doing it for?

We offer this formate for everybody - people with different and diverse backgrounds - and welcome them (on a regular basis) to deepen the experience.



Idea created on Jan. 9, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 9, 2018

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