The 1st World Congress of Missing Things
Share your voice in this unique, open congress!
„The First World Congress of the Missing Things“ asks the public – YOU – to submit whatever you consider „missing“ in your daily private or public life. Your submissions will become topics for discussion that you are encouraged to present at this unconventional congress directed by you— the people of Baltimore. By asking the public to shape its content, the Congress emphasizes the democratic right of participating in public decision-making and in shaping our society. “missing things” are up to your interpretation – no matter how personal or public, poetic, desperate or utopian they might be.
Submit your topics of missing things:
Submit your „missing things“ before May 30th using the form above. There are no restrictions on topics, but you should present your issue personally at the Congress. „The First World Congress of the Missing Things“ wants to counteract a divided society and dominant decision making. Please make use of this public art project to communicate your issues on a broad local, national and international level.
The participation is free of charge - please submit your topics by May 30, 2014
“The First World Congress of the Missing Things” is an art project conceived by Barbara Holub and initiated by Anton Falkeis (Social Design/ University of Applied Arts, Vienna) in collaboration with Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc. It will be realized together with the students Elisabeth Stephan, Marie-Christin Rissinger and Julian Verocai.
The project is part of TRANSIT, an initiative of the Washington, DC cluster of the European Union National Institutes for Culture and the Baltimore Office of Promotions & the Arts, and supported by a grant from the European Union. The European culture institutes involved are: Austrian Cultural Forum, British Council, Goethe-Institut and the Embassy of Spain. The project is also supported by a grant from ArtPlace America, a collaboration of leading national and regional foundations, banks and federal agencies accelerating creative placemaking across the US. Additional support for the Congress is provided by the Maryland Transit Administration.