Mental Maps, Posters, Publication

on Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 7pm
Location : HDA – Haus der Architektur,
Mariahilferstraße 2, 8020 Graz

A city is more than an aggregation of houses and streets. It develops in the eyes of the people, who live here and is filled with meanings, memories, images and stories. The various places within a city can therefor appear – depending on points of view – really different. One location can be felt as a place of fear or it can be the favourite one; it can be really important or insignificant; it can be connected with hope or with decline, a new home or the symbol for a lost past.

The Grazer Griesplatz is such a place. Here, people with different backgrounds come together. They share this place which is the centre of many living enviroments. How does the Griesplatz look anyway? Where does it begin and where does it end? Which things are important for the people who sojourn or reside here?

During the summer of 2016, the project team collected around 100 subjective views of the Griesplatz, so-called Mental Maps, which were drawn by people, who spend their time there and have been interviewed about their personal impressions on Griesplatz. Based on this work, a poster-series has been developed as well as a publication including the Mental Maps and complemental essays.

Admission free!

Adina F. Camhy, Robin Klengel, Coline Robin, Markus Waitschacher

GRIESPLATZZEICHNEN was commissioned by the
City of Graz– Stadtbaudirektion in the context of Griesviertel-project.



Before the presentation on December 21st, the Stadtteilbüro at
Griesgasse 31 will present it´s progress within the project „VERWEILE DOCH UND MACH ES SCHÖN" at 5pm.
A guided tour will lead through the Griesviertel. Together with some of the participants of the Social Safaris, the different paths in the area will be presented, as well as the subjects and solutions which were dealt with and realized until now.

The tour will end punctually on 6.45pm at HDA - Haus der Architektur.

For logistic reasons we ask you to register beforehand:


Adina F. Camhy, Robin Klengel, Coline Robin, Markus Waitschacher

German/ Introduction in: Arabic, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian,
English, Farsi, French, Spanish, Turkish.

142 pages
Haus der Architektur, Graz, 2016
ISBN 978-3-901174-80-3
Price: EUR 10,-