Landsberg: The European Union supports a socio-cultural cooperation project in which the association dieKunstBauStelle takes over the realization of the digital design.
The qualification and experience of the partners from international socio-cultural work convinced the EU Commission, which is providing 200,000 euros for this purpose.
For the current working session, eight artists, social workers, and heads of social organizations came to Landsberg for four days in February.
The other locations of the funded EU project “Art No Stop” are Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. Working sessions will be held there to pool the experience of sociocultural projects in a handbook, training courses, and an online platform.
Picture 1: from left to right: Dora Fanelli (SP), Gabrielle Cagnazzo (IT), Ankie Til (NL), Ed Santman (NL), Ayelen Bursztyn (SP), Sylvia Paradiso (IT), Wolfgang Hauck (DE)
The Panther 2021
What will happen to the Panther in the Inselbad?
The occasion is not the upcoming reconstruction of the Inselbad, but a demand that has been calling for historical-critical and cultural accompaniment for the Panther for five years.
In 2016, Colonel Daniel Draken (Commodore of Air Transport Squadron 61), Norbert Köhler (Board of Directors of Stadtwerke Landsberg am Lech), Manfred Deiler (President of the European Holocaust Memorial Foundation), Dr. Joachim Zeller (historian and author of “Wilde Moderne”), Wolfgang Hauck (artist and project developer), Karla Schönebeck (journalist, moderator), discussed what obligations are associated with the Panther sculpture as a contemporary historical legacy.
The call of the panel discussion in April 2016 was clear:
There is no way we can continue as we are now. What is missing is the proper handling of the artwork and the appropriate and adequate information about the work, artist, and context.
Wolfgang Hauck’s art project began in 2014 with information and research by the journalist Karla Schönebeck about the panther sculpture in the municipal Inselbad in Landsberg am Lech. In 2016, a socio-cultural art project was realized as a prelude, the first of its kind in cooperation with an air squadron and the Bundeswehr.
In the meantime, another five years have passed without any reaction. The city and the public utility company have failed to take care of the Panther and to take up the offer as requested.
In the years 2021-2023, the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the island band is due. Nevertheless, there was no plan for dealing with the panther until April 2021.
Now, on 23 April 2021, Wolfgang Hauck presented a concept to the board of directors of the municipal utility, Christof Lange, to enable the Landsberg association dieKunstBauStelle to realize appropriate care and public discussion.
This brought the movement to the issue and it was passed on to the city how to deal with this heritage. Thus, the proposal moved from the desk of the board of directors of the municipal utility to the board of directors and is now to be dealt with by the city council.
Hauck’s proposal is about contextualization, the question of location, and the framework of meaning. The former locations of the Panther should also be included in this, in addition to the Inselbad in Landsberger, also the former locations at the Mutterturm and the Fliegerhorst Penzing.
The association dieKunstBauStelle offers to realize a socio-cultural process for this, which is to be carried out from the midst of the Landsberger population and with experts.
There are also ideas for financing the restoration, conservation, and contextualization with publication, web, and multimedia offers with costs of around 45,000 €.
With its expertise and the historians involved, theKunstBauStelle is in a position to realize this project responsibly and professionally. However, this requires cooperation with the municipal utilities as owners.
With the failures of the past and the lack of expertise, neither the board of directors of the Stadtwerke nor the city council has earned any laurels. One could see this initiative and offer it as a special chance to make amends.
However the further handling of the Panther will be envisaged, everyone’s participation, co-creation, and co-determination are needed in this matter.
No more and no less, that is what the Panther deserves, what our Landsberg Panther deserves!
Future Fashion 222.0
A trip to the exhibition in Munich:
“The exhibition Thierry Mugler: Couturissime presents around 150 haute couture and prêt-à-porter outfits by the visionary couturier, director, photographer, perfumer and dancer, most of which have never been exhibited before, as well as accessories, stage costumes, videos, almost unknown design drawings and archive materials. Numerous works by famous fashion photographers round off the show”.
With a group of our workshop participants we were able to visit a special exhibition.
“Cool” – the commentary by Maja. There is nothing to add to it.
Media project during the summer holidays 2020
The association dieKunstBauStelle offers a holiday project for young people in Landsberg.
Together with the secondary school Landsberg a new holiday project for young people is starting.
A media project to tell the history and stories of Landsberg.
Within the framework of the project series “Türkenmariandl” the socio-cultural association dieKunstBauStelle offers a new open holiday project for Landsberg children and young people.
“We would like to set out with young people to continue a work that began back in 1998 – when pupils at Landsberg secondary school mapped the trees along the eastern city wall,” says Wolfgang Hauck, project initiator and chairman of the association.
The young people can be creative and give free rein to their imagination. For example, researching legends and sagas around the trees.
Each tree should tell its own story – which is recorded in sound recordings and videos. They can also be curious to hear what the sound of a tree bark sounds like. Sound collages will be recorded for this purpose. “A nature installation that we would like to enrich with comments, videos and other ideas,” says Wolfgang Hauck.
The result will be a virtual reality presentation that will invite visitors to experience and take a new form of walking.
In this way, this little-noticed “botanical garden of Landsberg” on the city wall will be revived and discovered. Directly on site or online with VR presentations.
The project, which is being carried out in cooperation with the Landsberg secondary school, is freely accessible and designed as a holiday project for Landsberg’s young people. The participation is free of charge.
A first meeting will take place on Monday, August 3, at 14:00 at the Bayertor.
Who is interested: Just send an e-mail to
The project is supported by the program “Kultur macht stark” of the Federal Ministry and “Mein Land, Zeit für Zukunft” of the Turkish community in Germany.
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At the end of June, the two scientists from the University of Würzburg, Sabine Wolz and Tanja Wilkeneit visited us to look at a typical Tamam project day and to get an overview of what we are doing here.
The background: At the University of Würzburg, a research center was set up last November, in which a research project is carried out with the two project managers – a professor of art education and a professor of special education. “Educational conditions and effects of aesthetic education in people in socially difficult constellations (” waebi “) – this is the title of this research project, which aims to unite two target groups: young people with social disadvantages and young people with a refugee background.
“Against this background, we are looking for ten projects that deal with it,” explains Sabine Wolz. “We researched the projects on the Internet, and the KunstBauStelle was immediately noticeable to us.” In the first step, the two research associates have looked at how we work together with the young people and whether certain criteria are fulfilled – for example, that the young people can contribute their own ideas. In a second step, which will be held in a separate session, interviews will be held with the young people and the speakers.
The scientific research project is carried out nationwide. “The divisions are open to us – from music rhythm, dance, movement, improvisation, art to circus,” reports Tanja Wilkeneit. “At the same time, we are looking forward to projects that take up different fields, such as the KunstBauStelle, which combines theater, video talk and interview management.”
Tanja Wilkeneit and Sabine Scholz were satisfied with us and quite impressed with our work. They felt that the atmosphere in the team was very positive, and they were amazed at how committed the young people – whether the students of the IKG or the young refugees – are doing.
The research report will be published in writing – whether it is in book form or other writing – has not yet been established – in any case, it will also be available online. The research project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.