On 25 March, we launched the project series “City of Respect. We build on solidarity” project series for 2022. “What feeds my big heart? What yours?” – is the guiding question.
In a series of five artistic-creative actions, which will take place until July 2022, we will look at respectful coexistence for people, animals and the world and in the process experience new things, strengthen togetherness and explore the public space of Steyr!
Participants from various pro mente Upper Austria locations in the Pyhrn-Eisenwurzen, Steyr and Kirchdorf regions have developed ideas, images and wishes for what THEIR city of respect could look like: What do we need today and in the future to strengthen respectful interaction? What does a city of respect in Steyr look like?
“The balloon launch could not have had a more suitable location from my point of view. Because it reached beyond itself, aroused curiosity, enabled contact and literally gave wings!”
The launching of the balloons was not only symbolic, touching moments of mutual support, visible joy in doing and being together and high concentration to accomplish the tasks were noticeable throughout. Throughout the workshop, it was necessary to engage and let go.
The yellow heart was chosen as a symbol for the whole project series. With this “sky full of hearts”, we filled our hearts.