Local Agents & Mülheimer*innen

Öffnungszeit Ausstellung 17 bis 23 Uhr | Podiumsdiskussion um 19 Uhr
Freitag, 23.06. | geöffnet 17 bis 23 Uhr
Samstag, 24. Juni | geöffnet 17 bis 0 Uhr im Rahmen der Extraschicht
Sonntag, 25.06. | geöffnet 12 bis 19 Uhr

The issue of social segregation has always been a matter of concern for us, even before the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, we exhibited City Portraits - Faces of a City, using 360° video to showcase Mülheim's conditions. We met 80+ strangers and heard their stories about aspirations, apprehensions, and experiences, revealing insights into their lives. We had one-to-one conversations with over 80 people we didn't know before. They talked about their lives in Mülheim, their wishes, worries and hopes. This resulted in video portraits of people of all ages and backgrounds, with very different views of the city and its inhabitants. In the virtual exhibition space, we now encounter their stories - of Mülheim residents who have lived here for a long time, who have moved here, who have fled, who have returned and who have stayed. The theme of living together has emerged as a crucial one. Is a common image of a future city emerging in which we can live together? We cordially invite you to rediscover Mülheim through the eyes of its inhabitants!

Sharing the space

On Thursday 22 June at 7pm we will open the exhibition with a joint debate entitled Sharing the space in cooperation with the Silent University Ruhr. We will begin with a keynote speech by Omar Mohamad and Dr Bridget Fonkeu from Silent University. Afterwards, we will lead into a multi-voiced discussion in which many different people will be heard on the topic. For the re-opening, we invite the people we interviewed back then, as well as decision-makers and people from the city society, to exchange views on the picture that emerges two years later. Admission is free!

Opening TImes City Portraits – Faces of a city

  • Thursday, June 22: 5 pm to 11 pm
  • Friday, June 23: 5 pm to 11 pm
  • Saturday, June 24 5 pm to midnight (part of Extraschicht, access with an Extraschicht-Ticket only!)
  • Sunday, June 25: noon to 7 pm

Entry is free of charge. Only the opening times in context of Extraschicht require a ticket.


Audio-Videoinstallation: Max Walter
Videoschnitt: Kathrin Grzeschniok
Produktionleitung: Teresa Künstler
Produktionsasssistenz: Julian Eckstein
Technische Leitung: Benjamin Ruddat
Konzept & Dramaturgie: Sebastian Brohn

Eintritt free

Ort Ringlokschuppen | Am Schloß Broich 38 | 45479 Mülheim an der Ruhr

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