“We would like to make people talk about what their local identity is about and raise awareness for what connects them as a community within their living environment.”
(Ministry of Heimat, Kommunales, Bau und Gleischstellung of North Rhine-Westphalia)
The concept of home is colourful and versatile and gets its various definitions mainly from the togetherness of people, from similarities and differences, that make us aware of our individual and mutual identity. The call of the ministry of Heimat, Kommunales, Bau und Gleischstellung of North Rhine-Westphalia started our project “#buntespaderborn – wir l(i)eben Heimat” in 2020.
Initiated by Nora Liebetreu, Karsten Strack and Sarah Mevers, the project is about the concept of home and its variety in definition and use. According to the philosophy of our promotor Vorlesebande e. V. the project is based on an integrative, inclusive and intergenerational direction and interconnectedness. We focus on the “Riemekeviertel” in Paderborn, which suits perfectly as a site for such a project because of its diversity and its distinct sociocultural features as well as its central location.