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.