"The future we want must be invented."
- Joseph Beuys

What bothers us, what would we like to change, who do we want to be and how can we do it? These are the questions that five school classes have been asking themselves over the past few weeks in our ZukunftsAtelier.
Based on Beuys' 7000 Oaks, the students had the opportunity to develop their own social sculpture in their class. The result are great ideas, signs and actions that will be presented to the public in the fall of 2022 in K1.

Fig.: Students of the JHG at the FutureAtelier in the museum DASMAXIMUM. Photo: C. Penninger.


Fig.: Man or nature - in which areas do we want to and can we change something? Photo: DASMAXIMUM


The JHG Traunreut made a start. With posters in the form of buttons, the students want to show those affected by mental illness: You are not alone! This topic is still not taken seriously enough in schools - as we have experienced in almost all rounds of the ZukunftsAtelier. With their campaign, the students want to give their fellow students the space to open up that they would otherwise lack.

The Traunreut Middle School has asked itself: How do we wish for our future? They have implemented their wishes and ideas in a dreamscape, which now draws attention to the various topics in the auditorium of the middle school.

The CHG Traunstein, like the JHG Traunreut, dealt with mental health in young people. The focus was on the question: How can we convey to outsiders the feeling of pressure and constant expectation towards us young people? The result is videos that illustrate this feeling in a sensitizing way using fruit and vegetables and tools such as a screw clamp, files and knives.

With a soundtrack, the HTG Trostberg draws attention to fears and doubts, but also to desires in the topic of "body acceptance". The Chaso from negative thoughts and prejudices ends thereby in a calm, geminsam spoken "I am important and right!

Last but not least, a group of students from the Theresiengymnasium in Munich were guests at DASMAXIMUM. With an audiovisual room installation entitled "Can't you hear us scream?" they drew attention to factory farming in a moving way.

We are excited about the presentations of the projects, actions and signs - all of which are worth hearing and seeing! We therefore cordially invite you to participate in the final presentation to make the messages of the Schüler:innen even louder. The exact date has not yet been set, so it is best to sign up for our newsletter (at the top of the website) so as not to miss the announcement.

Fig.: Sketch with the Motto of the 8b of the HTG Trostberg "I am important and right!" on the topic of body acceptance (Photos J. Mehler)


Fig. 8b of the HTG Trostberg at the FutureAtelier at DASMAXIMUM (Photos J. Mehler)


Pupils of the CHG Traunstein preparing a performance. Photo: Susanne Frigge.