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Höhenflüge aus Papier

High flights of paper

24 students from the secondary school in Landsberg built artistic paper planes and mobiles as part of our “Fliang” project and learned about the special features of origami. Very creative and also artistic works were created, which were exhibited in selected Landsberg shops.

One day later, an official and public workshop began in the Landsberg column hall, where everyone could build paper models on the subject of “flying” under professional guidance. Whether airplanes, butterflies or birds – cranes or doves of peace according to Origamiart – everything was possible here, as long as it flies. On the following day the workshop was open for everyone to experiment – everyone was again invited to participate.

Everybody was very eager to help, children as well as parents folded and tinkered as much as they could, let their planes fly in the columned hall for testing purposes and finally perfected them further. Our workshop leader Renate, former costume director of the Bayreuth Festival and a master craftswoman, offered help and support.

On the last day of the workshop, the flying objects created were finally tested for their flying qualities in the neighbouring hall of the Stadttheater. During this competition, a jury took a close look at the models and tested them according to two important criteria: Who has built the most beautiful aircraft? And: Which flying object flies best? But because all the aircraft were really beautiful and were built with a lot of effort, we decided to draw lots to determine the winner. The lucky winner was 12-year-old Niklas from Landsberg. He could look forward to a real sightseeing flight over Landsberg, which he redeemed a short time later.


The trailer about the project “Türkenmariandl 2014-2017” is online.


They come from Romania, Afghanistan, Poland, Italy, Latvia and Africa: Fourteen young people from the Mittelschule Landsberg Ost between 14 and 18 years are currently working on migration histories and experiences in the past and their own life situations within the framework of the “Türkenmariandl yesterday” project. Young people, who are not even a year in Germany with their parents, sit at the table when it comes to the special features of German everyday life.

The extracurricular project is part of the cultural education work of the Landsberger Kulturverein «dieKunstBauStelle e.V.».
The implementation is carried out together with the partners, the Mittelschule Landsberg and the Landsberg Tagblatt.


dieKunstBauStelle e .v.
Mittelschule Landsberg am Lech
Landsberger Tagblatt, Redaktion


The project “Tamam” is supported by the “MeinLand program – a time for the future” of the Turkish community in Germany within the framework of the Federal Culture program. Alliances for the formation of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Credits to:
Sabine März-Lerch, Speaker and the “Bayerischen Rundfunk”.

Rachel Drissi for edditing and video.


Five-year alliance (2013 – 2017)
best-practice in MeinLand – time for the future

On 8th September, the closing event of the MeinLand program – Time for the Future took place in the Workshop of Cultures in Berlin. A day off and an evening gala were on the agenda. A total of 150 young and adult participants from 11 different countries were present.

The highlight of the event was to award prizes to 75 representatives of 14 alliances. They were honored for their outstanding works.

Five jury members handed out prizes in the categories “participation”, “public effectiveness” and “vision” after a short eulogy.

The project and alliance “Turkenmariandl” of the KunstKunstBauStelle association was awarded as one of 125 projects with a prize in the category “Public Effectiveness”.

In addition to the association, the KunstBauStelle, the Mittelschule Landsberg am Lech and the Landsberger Tagblatt are involved in the project.

eight contributors – representatives, volunteers and youths – were invited to the award ceremony in Berlin:

Pictures in the media library


The Red Thread – Workshop Costume

Workshops during the summer holidays 2017

Information and registration by e-mail:

Creative instead of boring: Just in time for the start of the summer holidays, the Landsberger Kulturverein «dieKunstBauStelle e.V.», «The Stelzer» and the Mittelschule Landsberg will once again start their joint project “Der Rote Faden” (The Red Thread ) with costume and theater workshops for teenagers 13 years and older.

As in previous years, this summer also offers the opportunity to learn about design, stilts and theater performance in one fell swoop.

Between 1 August and 14 September, free summer workshops will take place, which will be presented in a final presentation at Landsberger Langen Kunstnacht on 16 September. To be completed.

Started in August with the costume workshops, which takes Renate Stoiber, former head of the costume department of the Bayreuther Festspiele under their care. “We will again build exciting and cool things,” says Stoiber.

“This time, we are also using materials from the construction market. We screw, drill, saw and glue and create a “forest of masks” – the guys are also welcome to this time and are very welcome. “

The theater and stilts workshop is run by the sons, “Here the youngsters learn to walk and play on stilts,” says Wolfgang Hauck, theater director. “After all, they will present the costumes at the” Langen Kunstnacht “as an exhibition and performance.”

The participation is free of charge, as the project “Youth is the center!”, Within the framework of the program “Culture makes strong. Alliances for education “is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The dates are discussed with the participants.
Young people between the ages of 13 and 18 are now welcome to participate.



WDCA announcement of a new composition

International composition competition for up-and-coming artists on “Music and Holocaust”

Call for participation in the Wolf Durmashkin Composition-Award.

Landsberg/Munich. With the Wolf Durmashkin Composition Award, WDCA, young musicians up to 35 years are called upon to deal with the Holocaust and to create contemporary and artistical interpretations.

The namesake is the Jewish pianist, composer, conductor and choir director Wolf Durmashkin from today’s Vilnius, who was murdered by National Socialists in an Estonian concentration camp in 1944 at the age of 29. The competition is induced by the 70th anniversary of the concert of the “Orkester fun der Szeerit Hapleitah” (orchestra of the last survivors), which at that time, was conducted by Leonard Bernstein in Landsberg’s camp for displaced persons. Durmashkin’s sisters were members of that orchestra.

Wolf Durmashkin

Durmashkin had already made a name for himself as a versatile, highly-endowed musician far beyond the borders of Lithuania when, in June 1941, he and his family were forced to live in the ghetto with deprivation, humiliation and constant fear of death. For him, music was an expression of the spiritual resistance against exclusion, hatred, violence and extermination.

His sisters, the singer Henia and the pianist Fania, survived the Holocaust in the concentration camps outside Kaufering / Landsberg after their deportation. They became members of the DP orchestra of St. Ottilien, which gave the so-called “liberation concert” at the end of May 1945, only one month after their liberation. Three years later, in Landsberg’s camp for Displaced Persons, Leonard Bernstein conducted the orchestra, which by then, had changed its name to “Orkester fun der Szeerit Hapleitah” (orchestra of the last survivors). At the occasion of the 70th anniversary of that performance on May 10, 2018, which also commemorates the foundation of the State of Israel on May 14, 1948, the winning compositions, endowed with a total of 6,500 euros will be premiered.


Apart from the commemoration of the almost forgotten musicians, the aim is to stimulate young people, to develop an awareness of the past and to simultaneously build musical bridges into the future. The internationally announced WDCA was developed by the journalist Karla Schönebeck as well as by the arist Wolfgang Hauck, chairman of Landsberg’s sociocultural association «dieKunstBauStelle e.V.», and is conducted in cooperation with the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich – with Prof. Dr. Bernd Redmann, Prof. Jan Müller-Wieland, and Prof. Tilman Jäger in charge.

Further involved is the director of the Bavarian Philharmonics, Mark Mast, as well as the author and violin maker Martin Schleske. The patron is Abba Naor, vice president of the Comitée International de Dachau, who was born in Lithuania.


Download Poster: WDCA-Poster-A2-print-ready.pdf

Visit of grandson of Wolf Durmashkin

“Henny Durmashkin, originally from Vilnius, Lithuania and survivor of Dachau concentration camp, was my maternal grandmother.

Wolf Durmashkin was her brother and my great uncle, but I never met him because he was killed in the concentration camps. His musical abilities and genius are legendary in my family.

My entire family is thrilled and truly honored by the creation of a composition award in his honor.

Several of us are excited to be attending the ceremony in Spring 2018.”

Jonathan Reisman, MD


Jonathan Reisman is an internist and pediatrician, wilderness physician, writer ​and philanthropist.

Rachel´s Feedback

I’m Rachel, I come from Lyon (France) and I’m a young editor who wants to discover another countries, another cultures. I find inspiration in my work through travels and experiences, but first and foremost, through human bonding.

I rely on art and share several projects with different associations. As I feel very much concerned about social inequalities, I choose to fight it by the intermediate of Cinema; but also any other form of arts.

And then I decided to join dieKunstBauStelle for 3 weeks.

I was in charge of a video workshop with refugees and german students. I Teached them the basics of editing and post-production and some rules of cinema analysis . We create short videos thogether and also shot once.

I felt like a fish in water!

Wolfgang Hauck trust me and so we suceed to create a great workshop, create a beautiful and original video.

I’ve really loved to participate to a such project, I was not only a technican; I was really involved in the whole organization.

We’ve think, we’ve created, we’changed our plans, we’ve build new ones, we didn’t give up.

Anyway, there’s just nothing you cannot do with Wolfgang and dieKunstBauStelle.

It’s an amazing structure I discovered and which I’d love to work again.


Christine’s Feedback

I am Christine from Northern Ireland. I have lived in Edinburgh for the last 14 years, a city known for arts and culture as a result of the Fringe Festival which brings artists and performers from every corner of the globe.

In these changing times of Brexit and talk of borders and walls on the world stage I decided that there was no better moment to travel the length and breadth of Europe… in a campervan, with my dog!

My plan is to visit 12 counties in 12 months and raise money for SOS Children’s Villages, a charity which supports the most vulnerable, and campaigns for children’s rights globally.

Workaway enables me to discover places and work with people I would otherwise never cross paths with, giving an insight into lifestyles never considered before.

Having just finished a project in Austria working on a dairy farm I was lucky enough to be accepted at dieKunstBauStelle.

The current project was a video workshop bringing together refugees and students from the local college.

I was able to learn and socialise with the group and another volunteer, Rachel, from France – “das was wunderbar”.

Translating descriptions into English for the organisations website was the role I was tasked with.
Having no former experience in this field, progress was slow to begin with.

Through the process of learning about each former and ongoing project I was able to understand the broad reach and impact this work can have. I am inspired!

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”.

I now realise the scope and medium of doing good can be as varied as one’s imagination.
I thank you Wolfgang Hauck and Karla Schönebeck.


Tamam – a music video is created

“There are so many people, of whom many foreign people show their love without thinking of profit
People serve people in crises and many moments
People turn to people when they are cold
People donate to people, people educate people. “

This is the first sentence of the song «Menschen» by the German Rapper UMSE. As the title says, this is devoted to the human being: there are good, evil, and those in between, there are big, small, old, young, very different characters with different character traits.

What is clear, however, is that more people want a very specific variety: “Positive people, I mean these people, who are never aggressive and restrict themselves to harmony.”

New, own video for the song

Because the song is so important from the very moment of his message and fits perfectly into our time, we decided to use it for our project. After all, it is about humanity, tolerance and integration. On the one hand, we will produce a new video of the song with the refugees as well as the pupils of the IKG. On the other hand, we would like to re-record it and let it be re-recorded by the project participants. The idea was for Tobias Dengler, grammar school teacher for German and history at the IKG, currently “seconded” as the class leader of the refugee classes at the Berufsschule.

Language challenge

However, in order to produce moving pictures to the song, it is important for us to get involved in the language and to understand the text, which is of course not self-evident to our young refugees. That is why we went through it in groupwork – in each case with the students of the IKG as mentors – have read it, discussed it and then finally gather ideas for the individual sequences to the video. For only those who understand the partly quite profound lines is able to realize a pictorial realization.

“The song fits very well with our theme,” says 16-year-old Sophia, who accompanies the refugees as an IKG student. “We explain to the refugees what they are doing and how the lines are to be understood.” The song shows that there are other sides and opportunities for people to get a better deal with each other. “

“I think it’s good that we’re doing something with music,” says 18-year-old Saimon from Eritrea. “It’s fun to make a new video for the song, I like the song because it’s about it “I can already understand the text, but sometimes it is hard for me to express myself.” Speaking and learning the German language is – apart from that From co-operation with German youngsters – an additional important reason for participating in the project. “Speak German and have fun – that’s why I come,” Saimon emphasizes.

Moving pictures

We have already begun with the visual implementation. That can be a lot of fun. But also a lot of patience had to be applied. “One is not the first, the second, the third, the fourth, the fifth, who has to make the decision, so do it or throw a coin,” raps Umse. The fact that it is not easy to show the thrown coin as a video sequence, our project participants have been able to convince themselves. It takes a few attempts until everyone is completely satisfied. Finally everything has to be right: light, shadow, position, litter of the coin, etc.

The 17-year-old Max, a student of the IKG, who is almost from the beginning, finds this project phase the most exciting. “It ‘s great to have the big picture now, to create a new music video, which makes sense and motivates, because music is added as a new component to the project, and it’ s even more interesting Is so multi-dimensional.”

Everyone can, of course, bring their own ideas and suggestions – everything is taken into account and tried to realize. Zeya, a 20-year-old from Iraq, is particularly pleased with the project: “Everyone has an idea, that is important. We eat and play and work together, that makes me great fun.”

But there is still much to be done. In the next step, we will cut past video material – matching the lyrics. And we are all very excited about what will come out in the end.

Way to the theatre

Landsberg am Lech, April 27, 2017
By Andrea Schmelzle, Photo Wolfgang Hauck

Since January 2017 Anne Tysiak and Peter Pruchniewitz, two speakers of the theatre “The Stelzer”, together with the young people from Mittelschule Landsberg, have attended four shows of theater plays in Augsburg, Memmingen and Munich and also cast a glance behind the scenes.

Theater in its different facets

In addition to the joint theater visits, the project participants also took part in guided tours behind the scenes. During the holidays and weekends, workshops were held for theatrical playing, writing and dramatizing, in order to get into the subject itself practically. In this way, the young people have become acquainted with theaters from very different perspectives – in order to develop ideas for their own scenes.

On Saturday, April 26th, they showed in a workshop in the well-attended Aula of the Landsberger Schlossbergschule, which has come out.

The Werkschau is a “public rehearsal” and not a finished play, Peter Pruchniewitz pointed out in the opening speech, which he shared with Anne Tysiak.

His thanks went to the federal program “Ways to the Theater” of the ASSITEJ Germany within the framework of the Federal Culture program. The “Die Stelzer” theatre and the Mittelschule Landsberg, especially their dedicated headmaster Christian Karlstetter.

The young actors and actresses were very pleased that so many spectators came and showed their play. Even though it was still called “I would like to rehearse for two more weeks” before the start, it was played convincingly and intensively on the stage.

When there was a copywriter on the stage, one noticed immediately, as some parents had protested with their children, because there was suddenly the keyword as a small help for the first stage performance of their lives.

Values ​​and current topics

In the scenes, the young people have implemented various techniques and formats: dream scenes, video recordings, sound recordings of surveys, and classical drama work with dialogues. The question was: To what would I fight? To topical issues that concern everyone.

Whether family conflicts, bullying, seemingly absurd career desires, beauty ideals versus overweight – in funny and original ways represented by food consultants and personal trainers on the one hand, and the food industry and laziness on the other – nothing was left out. In addition, an audio reportage on the subject of “bullying”, combined with footage on a screen as well as “looking away” actors on the stage, was a reflection.

As a final conclusion, all the performers have shown at the end a kind of Bollywood dance-show, in which it became comprehensible for all, how well they have teamed up in and with the work together.
Voices from the audience

Afterwards, as in the theater, there was a small “premiere”.
This was a great opportunity to capture the audience’s impressions:

“I thought it was very good, and I am still quite flattered,” said Barbara from Landsberg. “The piece was a round thing, the theme beautiful, and I found it fascinating that it was all worked out.”

Eva vom Ammersee was also enthusiastic: “It was very versatile, everyone could contribute. The motivation of the young people I found incredibly great – so long to hold out and so to bring in!”

“It was super beautiful, the topics were up-to-date and interesting, and the young people have implemented the topic super,” says Birgit from Bürgen. “It was noticed that they were with a lot of fun and joy.”

And it really was a lot of fun for the students. “I liked the project very much,” says 15-year-old Moritz. “I’ve never played before and it was great to work out and play all these different scenes.”

The 17-year-old Sarah also liked the project. “It was a nice community work and very funny.” Katharina, who also helped behind the stage and could only be seen for a short time on the stage, enjoyed it very much. “Just backing up and helping was nice, it was real Teamwork!”