YESTERDAY THE CITY OF TOMORROW- Gestern die Stadt von morgen erfinden


A collaborative project of urban arts Ruhr and the network of the Ruhr

yesterday the city of tomorrow is an art project in public space in three locations in the Ruhr cultural metropolis, the new artistic views of the architectural visions for the future of the 1960s and 70s years in Marl, Bochum and Mülheim an der Ruhr throws.

The upbeat mood of the 1960s and 70s is clearly visible today in the cities of the Ruhr area. Almost at the same time incipient decline of the coal and steel industries is blatantly contrasts. As examples of architectural and urbanistic characters this time are the focus of yesterday, the city of tomorrow:

  • the new town centre with town hall in Marl
  • the Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • the Forum city in Mülheim an der Ruhr

Invited artists reflect the current perception of these architectures in artistic work and facing the already existing places new, temporary works.

The three participating museums show exhibitions which art history to deepen the thematic approach of the project and establish a connection between the (foreign) spaces of the city and the (indoor) premises of the institutions parallel to the work in the public space.


22 June 2014
Admission free, more info here

The participants context

  • Glaskasten marl Sculpture Museum
    Creiler square, Town Hall
    45768 marl
    Opening hours: Tue Sun 10 am 6 pm
  • Art collections of Ruhr University Bochum: Campus Museum. Collection modern
    Universitätsstrasse 150, 44801 Bochum
    Opening hours: Tue Sun 11-17
  • Kunstmuseum Mülheim on the Ruhr
    Synagogue 1, 45468 Mülheim a.d.R.
    Opening hours: Tue/Wed 11 am 5 pm; Thu 11 – 21, Sat/Sun 10 am 5 pm


  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Das Rathaus in Marl
    The Town Hall in Marl
  • Forum City in Mülheim an der Ruhr
    Forum city in Mülheim an der Ruhr
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Das Rathaus in Marl
    The Town Hall in Marl




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