About the Event
With the call "Motivated people of all disciplines, unite!" the initiative lala.ruhr is organizing the 1st biennial of the urban landscape from September 10th to 24th, 2022 in the middle of the Ruhr area, at
the Gelsenkirchen Science Park.
The program includes three intensive weekends and two active work weeks with exhibitions, lectures, workshops, excursions, startup pitches and much more. The central question is how we can make our cities resilient, livable and future-proof.
The events are not only aimed at professionals and experts, but at everyone who is helping to shape the city of tomorrow.
lala.ruhr is a laboratory for the landscape of the Ruhr Metropolis. A think-tank and a format for creative and open exchange and for the development of sustainable solutions for the urban metropolitan area – and a platform for actors and designers of this landscape. The aim is a regional laboratory space and an international framework for the most important future topic in the Ruhr region: the urban landscape.
In congresses, exhibitions, workshops, expeditions, international and regional cooperations and in real-laboratories, future topics are discussed, developed, tested and made tangible. Until the year of IGA2027 and beyond, the excellence of the projects and competences existing in the region will be presented and further elaborated in an international and local discourse. lala.ruhr will be a laboratory and festival for the urban landscape of the Ruhr area and its actors. As an international biennial of the landscape, it is a unique format on the current future topics of urbanisation.