Luschnou Hometown Project

Nominated 2013

Country: Austria

Region: Vorarlberg

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Migration

Project owner: Culture Factor Y - Autonomer Jugend- und Kulturverein

Responsible person: Michael Hollenstein


What is it about?

Adolescents in Lustenau, the third ‘youngest’ municipality in Austria, should feel a greater sense of affiliation to their immediate living environment. By reflecting critically both on their personal histories and that of their own families and by exploring the historical development of their local community, they will put down roots more readily, no matter where they or their family originally came from. Interviews, factory tours, cooperation with the municipal archives, intergenerational exchange, story-telling sessions over coffee...The display panels developed as a result make the joint work visible in the communal space over the long term.