Commissioned by: pro mente OÖ
Year: 2015, 2016
Location: KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd
Format/Technique: Design workshop, product design; drawing, graffiti stencils, texts, graphic design, woven
graphics, collage; photo documentation
Material: Pencils, cardboard, cotton (woven), print material
Participants: Young people
Thanks to Michael Rameseder (Manager of Filino, pro mente OÖ) for mediation and the company “Pfleger & Storni Luxury Weaving
GmbH“, Oepping/OÖ for sponsoring the first production of tea towels
Follow-up project: celery, chili, cats, bicycles and much more, production of tea towels, produced for
Lonstorferplatz Vermögensverwaltung GmbH, 2017


A characteristic of the workshops of KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd is that the participants develop craft
skills and curiosity and that products emerge from the results of the workshop in the end. For this, results like
drawings or prints are further developed through artistic transformation by KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd
into professional final products. This format creates trust and the confidence to try things out. Learning new
techniques becomes an approach to create an artistic-creative process, in which the participants play an
essential role.
In conjunction with a training program for young people, in which they learned together under supervision to work
in a kitchen, the young people periodically attended supplementary workshops in KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd.
The starting point for the workshop was the desire to work with the materials of the cooking group and to learn
artistic techniques at the same time. In the first two workshops various techniques were used to design aprons
for the cooking group and T-shirts. Designs for professional products were developed on the basis of familiar
structures and patterns for tea towels with the results from the drawing round by KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd.
These designs attracted attention, which resulted in the possibility of implementing them as tea towels. Fifty
tea towels were sold at the price for designer tea towels. The activity in the workshop was thus not only used
for personal development, but the results also achieved recognition in being implemented as a high-quality
product that people are willing to spend money on. This resulted in an added value beyond the personal value.
At the same time, this experience showed what it means to think further, to develop skills and present them
to others, in order to grow personally as well.
These workshops took place in KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd, so that a relationship with the young people
could be established. Some of the young people took advantage of the offer to participate in other programs.
Due to these positive experiences, there is a continued mutual interest in working together and designing the
space of Lunchbox. This will be taken up as the next iteration of this workshop series.