Home(Less) In The Global Village

Home[Less] in the Global Village

In the project Home[Less] in the Global Village young people tell artistically what it is like to embark on a search for identity in the globalization and digitization processes of modernity. How does it feel for a new generation growing up in an ever faster world - characterized by social phenomena such as collective traumas, the feeling of homelessness and disorientation in their own lives. The project aims to give voice to adolescents who artistically process what oppression, social injustice, and societal hurdles are to a collegial good life. Together, the artists in the project explore their own roots, place of origin, point of view and the path they want to take in the future.

Open Call For Artists

As an artistic practice, we as a project team propose mapping. Maps are cultural goods, scientific products, as well as artistic products since the beginning of mankind. You, as artists, will create maps at your own discretion and adapted to each of you - in different materials and forms. Those maps are artistic spaces in which diverse layers of identity and inner spaces of change become visible. We would like to invite you to bring in your artistic way of looking at things.
Whether painterly, sculptural, in artistic handwork, sound collages or digital - there should be no limits for you to express yourself under the theme.

We are going to be from the May 15 - June 13 provide a studio and material for you, where you can work freely and be accompanied by experienced artists.

At the same time a project team with also 5 artists:inside will work artistically in Johannesburg (South Africa) on the same topic. From the middle of June all works will come together and we will present our works and the artistic laboratory of Home[Less] in the Global Village at the Kunstmuseum Bonn for one week.

Are you active in art and/or craft and do you want to share your perspective on uprooting and your personal search for identity in your artistic practice? Then contact us by mail at petit.papillon.ev@web.de. We are especially looking for people who currently live in Bonn and are between 16 and 26 years old.
We are looking forward to seeing you!

Cooperation Initiative:


Mayendo ArtStudio X Naturalist Inc.

Roots Nobuntu is an initiative started by the two artists Sizwe Bantu Nyanga and Luyanda Nkomonde. In their work with young people in Vosloorus, a township near Johannesburg, they create memory spaces in which cultural roots, ancestral history and collective consciousness are linked with artistic practice. For knowing where one's roots lie provides clarity about the path we are taking.