Ludwigsburg is home to citizens from 140 different countries. How can they all live and coexist peacefully in one city? This question is the focus of a project titled “hin und weg” by the Ludwigsburg Museum. In cooperation with several regional partners, the museum has invited residents of the city to share their views on accommodation and living spaces in surveys, discussions and workshops. An exhibition will present the results of this snap survey and supplement it with information about the historical living situations in Ludwigsburg. The focus of the exhibition addresses to what extent architecture is an expression of cultural identity. An accompanying programme of events at various locations in town will encourage the community to discuss the possibilities and limits of urban development in their city. “Temporary living sculptures” in public places will extend the exhibition into the city and allow residents to gain a view of urban living designs.

The Ludwigsburg Museum has enlisted the support of various partners to provide their expertise for the project. The Deutsch-Französisches Institut has already carried out several projects on transcultural knowledge and experience sharing. The cooperation with the Ludwigsburg Architectural Association and the Office for Integration and Migration will help acquaint various target groups with the project and promote exchange between them. Students from the Stuttgart Hochschule für Technik are responsible for designing the exhibition. The plan is to integrate the final results of the project into the museum’s permanent exhibition.


Partners: Deutsch-Französisches Institut, Office for Integration and Migration, Labor Ateliergemeinschaft and others

City Com­pan­ions fund

With its City Companions fund, the Federal Cultural Foundation wishes to encourage city museums and local groups and participants to forge new partnerships and collaboratively address contemporary issues of urban society.

About the fund


Ludwigsburg Museum im MIK

Eberhardstraße 1
71634 Ludwigsburg


Project manager

Elisabeth Meier
Tel. 07141 9103089