Photos: Reinhard Winkler, unless stated otherwise

We continue building the city of respect!


We warmly invite you to come by, curate the exhibition yourself and thus help shape a city of respect!

How do we want to live? What is needed in my city? What does a city of respect look like for me?

From spring 2021 to summer 2022, participants of pro mente Oberösterreich from the Pyhrn-Eisenwurzen region designed and built a future of respect with various actions in the public space of Steyr in an artistic participatory process.

In the exhibition space, photographs, videos and statements show what has emerged from the cooperation. The processes, results and the people who built this city of respect are also visible.

A walk-in installation made of textiles and writings in the showroom forms the counterpart to the documentary in order to make the findings of the cooperation tangible to the senses.

In both exhibition spaces, we invite you to become part of the initiative of a “City of Respect” and to take part in shaping it: Whoever wants to can rearrange the existing photographic material in the exhibition space during the exhibition period and thus bring an additional narrative into the togetherness. (Selection/idea: Reinhard Winkler)

Our offer will be adapted to the current pandemic regulations with the utmost care. During events, the current recommendations and rules of pro mente Upper Austria on the containment of the Covid-19 virus must be observed.

Duration of the exhibition: Wednesday, October 5th to Tuesday, November 8th 2022.
Visiting hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and on request.

Finissage and presentation of the complete brochure: Monday, November 7th 2022, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The walk-in installation made of fabric and text makes a city of respect sensually tangible:

Photo: Otto Saxinger

Visitors and project participants are actively involved in shaping the exhibition:

Speeches and contributions accompany the opening of the exhibition:

Welcome by Susanne Blaimschein, KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd

Welcome by Prim. David Oberreiter (Board of pro mente Upper Austria)

About the cooperation of Sonja Neuwirth, Regional Manager Pyhrn-Eisenwurzen

Contributions from project participants

Accompanied by delicious buffet and the new City of Respect T-shirts

The exhibition and the City of Respect are waiting for your participation!