From the city of Pforzheim, the Transferium of the region, visitors are welcomed from July until September 2024 to tour through the various “Gemeinden” – the temporary neighbourhoods spread all over the area.
The German term Gemeinde defines the most basic administrative unit of the state as well as all members of a community. Most commonly used in a geographical sense to identify neighbourhoods or villages, it is also used to describe people that share a common interest, a group that pursues a temporary or permanent purpose together.
During Ornamenta 2024 these five topical Gemeinden will bring together contributions on an international, national, and local scale for a relevant and durable artistic development for the Nordschwarzwald region highlighting local phenomena in a global context. The borders between the German municipalities of Pforzheim, Enzkreis, Calw, and Freudenstadt are erased and replaced by five conceptual neighbourhoods: the Schmutzige Ecke, the Solartal, the lnhalatorium, Bad Databrunn, and Zum Eros, introduced as new communities where its participants Ornamentalise the Northern Black Forest region.