Five thematic neighbourhoods

ORNAMENTA 2024 literally blurs the region’s borders: in a series of excursions throughout the Northern Black Forest, municipal districts will be replaced by five thematic neighbourhoods – "Gemeinden" in German – that investigate topics of local and European relevance.

These new neighbourhoods, named Schmutzige Ecke, Zum Eros, lnhalatorium, Bad Databrunn, and Solartal, address and articulate issues that affect people across multiple levels and scales. From sunshine and clean air to social taboos and technology, every neighbourhood is a site for interaction between different actors: commercial companies are connected to local clubs and communities, heritage industries meet fresh international creatives. Through the narrative of these five speculative communities the Northern Black Forest Region becomes ornamentalized and unfolds unexpected potential: