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Renaming Glaubackerstraße to Agathe-Doposcheg-Schwabenau-Straße for one day

Sat, May 29, 2021, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Glaubackerstraße 1, 4040 Linz

"The FEMALE* UPGRADE project is calling for the renaming of Glaubackerstraße in Linz to Agathe-Doposcheg-Schwabenau-Straße. The artistic-symbolic act of a ceremonial upgrading is intended to result in a real renaming of the street. The aim is also to make visible an artist who made a socially significant contribution to the Linz art scene around 1900. The renaming removes the avowed National Socialist and artist Franz Glaubacker from the cityscape in order to pay public homage to Agathe Doposcheg-Schwabenau." To the website CLICK HERE

Artists involved:

Romana Hagyo and Silke Maier-Gamauf
Margit Greinöcker
Betty Wimmer
Seba Kayan
VerAndA / Choristas
FIFTITU% : Amina Lehner, Rebekka Hochreiter, Leonie Reese, Anna Bader and Oona Valarie Serbest

FIFTITU% poses the question with a festive banner: how is the city's history remembered in Linz and who do we want to remember as a city community?
For the ceremonial renaming of the street to "Agathe-Doposcheg-Schwabenau-Straße", a special political decoration was created. The banners, which act as critical reflection surfaces, call on people to reflect on the city's history together.
Formulated criticism and alternatives break through the silence about the Nazi past of the city of Linz and transform this silence into language in order to actively enable or even demand change in the spirit of Audre Lorde. With feminist, anti-fascist and anti-racist words, quotes, images and poems by Angela Y. Davis, Audre Lorde, Grada Kilomba, Guerrilla Girls, Käthe Kollwitz, Helene Stöcker and rupi kaur, we demand freedom and justice and a beautiful life for all and face up to the responsibility that comes with it.

A project by Elisa Andessner for the cultural association FAMA - Fine and Performing Arts
Illustration (detail) Sarah Braid