“Spiel-Strasse” is an example of the URBAN NATION Museum’s approach to art education: We work together with partner schools in the Gewobag neighborhoods on artistic themes. The creative work of the pupils starts with the creation of photos and media formats and ends with the production of the flyer or leaflet about the project itself. The children are enthusiastic about the project and proudly present their results to the public at the end.” – Jan Sauerwald, Director of the URBAN NATION MuseumThe concept of “Spiel-Strasse” was developed in the context of the current exhibition “Martha Cooper: Taking Pictures” at the URBAN NATION Museum. The series of works “Street Play” (2005), published by the US-American photographer, shows children playing imaginatively in New York City and focuses on the creative spirit of children in the city, who independently explore places and also develop games. Thanks to the financial support of the Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung and the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg District Office as well as the Foundation Berliner Leben, a foundation of Gewobag, the education project was successfully implemented.
Photos: Victoria Tomaschko