“People don’t know the district, they just come to here having an ice-cream and go to the Oberlaa.”
Vienna is subdivided into 23 districts, each of them are popular with their own social structure and cultural character. Nevertheless, there are several districts which are represented with negative stereotyped images, i.e. Favoriten. These stereotyped images can be turned into multiple conflicts, which determine to create the common ground and dialogue between different groups of people. Therefore we want to show and make the citizens aware of, or rather more interested in, through our project “Meine Favoriten Deine Favoriten” to reclaim stereotypes about Favoriten, to reevaluate the common ground, to give Favoriten residence a voice and open up a dialogue about underestimated structures… Thus we want to provide new perspective through our newspaper and series of documentaries.
A Newspaper – A critical publication of Favoriten as a place worth visiting, seeing, living in. This guide in form of a booklet should serve as a proper tool to be used when visiting the 10th district, showing places, spaces and people worth meeting, on one hand. Another highly important aspect of the booklet is its presentation of results from our research and interviews.
Series of documentaries – contains footage of urban spaces, the neighborhoods, traffic, everyday life and the dynamics of it, as well as vocal recordings of local residents. The visuals of this series serves as our own “eyes” as our perception of the surrounding and all its contents, structural and social.