Blog | Südwestfalen (2017)

Lisa Kaufmann

Südwestfalen

Lisa Kaufmann

Lisa Kaufmann (*1990) has found her way to the Ruhr Area as a native East German with Egyptian roots. As a passionate walker, she looks forward to traveling through the region of Südwestfalen by foot and by train and she can also imagine conducting a culinary journey of discovery. For her short stories, a direct exchange with the people who live in the region is important since she wants to know what it feels like to live here, not just what it looks like here from an outsider perspective.

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Blog | Sauerland (2017)

Christian Caravante

Sauerland

Christian Caravante

Christian Caravante (*1971) lives in Dortmund and works as a freelance journalist, instructor and writer. He studied political science and journalism in Bonn, Berlin and Seattle, worked in the Bundestag and as a freelance writer. He was invited to the finals of the Open Mike Literaturwettbewerb (Open Mic Literature Contest) and received the Literaturpreis Ruhrgebiet (Förderpreis) [Ruhr Area Literature Prize (Encouragement Award)]. He is very interested in the film, photography and US literature of the 1950s and 1960s, is married and has three children. As a writer, he searches out the coincidental and the in between in the region of Sauerland, which seems quite stable. Using reporting and literary methods, he intends to explore the borders of the region and, by traveling all over it, become acquainted with what is foreign to him along the way.

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Blog | Rheinschiene (2017)

Marie-Alice Schultz

Rheinschiene

Marie-Alice Schultz

Marie-Alice Schultz (*1980) lives and works as a freelance writer and artist in Hamburg. After studying theater studies and German studies in Berlin, she studied painting in Vienna. She received the Autorenstipendium (writer’s stipend) of the city of Vienna in 2011 for her project about the Vienna subway Stationen, unter anderem. (Mögliche Ansagen für den Untergrund) [Stations, amongst others. (Possible Announcements for the Underground)]. amongst others. As part of the stadt.land.text NRW program in 2017, she suggested the idea of mobile city author who would move the act of writing itself into the public sphere and allow interested parties to take part. Instead of working behind closed doors, she placed her desk in public transportation and wrote down directly what she observed there. In this manner, she captured a region in movement along the railways and streets. Marie-Alice Schultz combined the places she traveled through into a text transportation network that constantly grew over the course of the project.

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Blog | Ostwestfalen-Lippe (2017)

Theresa Hahl

Ostwestfalen-Lippe

Theresa Hahl

Theresa Hahl (*1989) works as a freelance artist in Hamburg and is an active part of the German-language spoken word community after having studied comparative and European literature. She seeks to include the interactive approach in her artistic work by created a reading series in different “puzzle pieces” that the audience will enrich through its own associations and experiences.

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Blog | Niederrhein (2017)

Deborah Kötting

Niederrhein

Deborah Kötting

Deborah Kötting (*1986) works in Leipzig as a freelance writer and is also the co-founder of the artist duo Katharsis & Tumult as well as the VERLAK publishing company. As a stage designer, she spent a long time being responsible for the procurement and disposal of all stage furnishings which resulted in her desire to accompany Niederrhein in the clearing out, throwing away, collecting, selling, buying and celebrating of things as her project idea. With the contacts she makes as a result of this, she wants to explore the things thoroughly, ask people about their objects and discover the specific nature of the region.

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Blog | Münsterland (2017)

Claudia Ehlert

Münsterland

Claudia Ehlert

Claudia Ehlert (*1990) concluded her studies in cultural poetry this summer as well as work as a student volunteer for the LWL Literature Commission for Westphalia. She plans to drive through and explore the region on a road trip through Münsterland in a camper van. She will especially have her eyes out for places that lay outside of the most heavily traveled routes as well as local and naturalized residents of Münsterland who are also “in movement.” In her logbook, she will report on her life on the road as well as the encounters and things she finds along the way.

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