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Artist Ulrika Eller-Rüter Joins the CSCP’s Co-Working Space

We welcomed artist Dr. Ulrika Eller-Rüter, Professor of Painting at Alanus University of the Arts and Sciences in Bonn and Founder of the “Kunst im sozialen Brennpunkt” Institute, to our Co-Working Space, where we talked about taking art into the board room and affecting change on a larger scale.

Imagine walking out of the train station in Germany’s former capital, Bonn, and stepping onto grass instead of concrete. Or exiting a subway station and running into the plywood walls of a temporary art exhibition. Or perhaps you fancy exchanging your thoughts in a writing laboratory next to your favourite burger-and-fries place in the multicultural quarter Tannenbusch. In October 2016, these and many more surprises were waiting for citizens on the streets of Bonn, when Prof. Eller-Rüter and her students teamed up with the municipality. Under the motto “How we live”, they turned Bonn into a centre for exhibitions and interventions, bringing art to the streets where people were invited to interact with it.

Eller-Rüter has spent much of her professional career bringing art and people together. Her projects have led her to working with marginalised people all over the world. The majority of her work are participatory projects that took her to Romania, Palestine, South Africa and Nicarague, to name a few. To her it is all about teasing out everyone’s creative potential. Now she wants to take this into the board room, were decisions are made. She sees this as her contribution to the transition towards sustainability.

This is where the CSCP comes in, with our mission of establishing sustainability in the mass market. Together we want to explore what art can do to support this mission to increases our impact, and add another dimension to our work. Eller-Rüter is interested in “how art can propel change processes”, as she put it during her stay at the CSCP Co-Working Space. We are looking forward to developing projects where our competences meet – where art inspires people to experience possible sustainable tomorrows today.

At the CSCP Co-Working Space we have welcomed guests like Jan Schriewer, Managing Director Consulting & Services of Green IT and Kim Münster, Managing Director and Creative Producer of Treibsand Film. Our guests have spent anywhere from one day to several weeks with us here in Wuppertal, leading to fruitful discussions and collaboration. If you are interested in collaborating with the CSCP, the Co-Working Space might be the right starting place for you. To find out more, contact Katharina Luckner.