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THE WAVE - CANOUANCES IN THE CITY CENTER OF AUGSBURG

During the Canoeing World Championship 2022, three artistic installations concerning water and social inequality will draw attention to the consequences of human actions on the environment and society.

The three artistic installations can be found when walking through the old town of Augsburg. Rods in a green-white pattern of stripes will guide onlookers from one installation to the next. 

 

Station 1 is a plastic-wave with five movable arms. This plastic-tsunami rears up in front of Sankt Ursula Church and draws attention to plastic-waste ending up in our water. Station 2 is located in the Pfladergasse and focuses on the fast-fashion industry. Consisting of old clothes that are as good as new, the piece visualizes how a mulitude of resources are being wasted because of such clothes. Station 3 can be found in front of the Stadtmetzg, where stand-up displays educate on social inequality. 

 

 

CANOUANCES 

ART-INSTALLATIONS

The creators named their project CANOUANCES. In cooperation with the artist Stefan Kaindl and students of the University (of Applied Sciences) Augsburg, the open workshop Habitat Association contemplated the negative consequences of human action on the environment and society. 

 

 

THE STATIONS

... and where to find them.

Station 1: The Plastic-Waste Wave in front of Sankt Ursula (marked on the right)

Station 2: The Fast-Fashion Wave in the Pfladergasse (marked in the middle)

Station 3: The Solidarity Wave in front of the Stadtmetzg (marked on the left)

 

This map marks the locations of the three installations. Graphic: Valentina Müller
This installation is called The Plastic-Waste Wave, fashioned by Stefan Kaindl on the occasion of the Canoeing World Championship 2022 in Augsburg. Image: Carolin Loser

INFORMATION:

During the Canoeing Worldchampionship from 26 to 31 july, the three CANOUANCES-installations can be found in the center of Augsburg. They were created in cooperation between the City of Augsburg, the Habitat Augsburg Association and the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. Here on the Lifeguide, the project is accompanied by the Office for Sustainability Augsburg. 

 

The entire content was translated by Zarah Tilgner, a student at the International School Augsburg.

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