Small-town museums are spaces of urban history and identity. The purpose of Stadtgefährten was to spur innovation and enable these museums to think and work cooperatively as part of a national network. Between 2015 and 2020, the fund provided the resources for a wide range of experiments, in the hope of inspiring local residents to join forces with their museums and try to make an impact on urban development together.
To raise Stadtgefährten’s profile, we developed an informational tour in cooperation with the event agency relations*. We provided the basic framework, structured as a series of lectures and workshops. In the workshops, experts and artists taught participants useful skills for developing new, collaborative ways of thinking and sharpening their ways of working.
We created the fund’s corporate design, its website and its appearances on its partner museums’ sites. The challenge here was to design mobile furniture and wayfinding systems that would be fully functional and aesthetically pleasing in any given museum space.