Open Call for the participation in an artistic project in the community garden NeuLand

NeuLand is a community garden project that has existed for 10 years on a former brownfield site in Cologne's Südstadt district. At the end of the year, the garden will move to a new location nearby. Against the background of this transformation and reorganization, an artistic project is to be created that is dedicated to archiving and documenting the wild plants that have grown there. Apart from the cultivated beds, a variety of rare flora valuable to insects and birds has emerged without human intervention. Our work will include research on these wild plants, shared learning processes, and the development of collaborative or individual artistic approaches within the framework of permacultural principles. The focus will be on exploring what forms of documentation and archiving of the wild plants are possible and useful. The results will be summarized and presented in a collaboratively conceived and designed book.

If you want to participate, please write a mail to

The project is organized by Temporary Gallery and Stefanie Pluta

Stefanie Pluta (*1980) studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. Her works originate in the context of social and societal issues and problems and reflect on topics such as work and working conditions in the platform economy and politics of public space. Her work has been exhibited at Kunstverein Bobingen, Walzwerk Null, the Philara Collection, and the Grosse Kunstausstellung (all Düsseldorf), among others. In 2019 she was awarded 1st prize in the photography category of the International Marianne Brandt Competition, in 2021 she received a research and work grant for fine arts from the city of Cologne and in 2022 a Neustart Kultur grant from the Stiftung Kunstfonds. Stefanie Pluta lives and works in Cologne.

Start: August 14th 2022, 3-5 p.m. (a later entry on 8/28 is also possible)
Further dates: 8/28 3-5 p.m., 9/11 3-5 p.m., 9/25 3-5 p.m., 10/9 3-5 p.m.
Location: NeuLand community garden, Koblenzer Straße 73, Cologne

Stefanie Pluta/NeuLand 2022

Funding and support
Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Kulturamt der Stadt Köln
Deltax Wirtschafts- und Steuerberatungsgesellschaft mbH
Hotel Chelsea