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Ausstellung "Das Grüne Band Europas" - Linz 2009

Runtime: 2006 - 2009
Funding: LINZ 2009
external link: http://www.linz09.at/de/projekt-2106336/das_gruene_band_europas.html


Content conception and organisation of the exhibition The European Green Belt: Border.Wilderness.Future at the Castle Museum in Linz within Linz2009 - European Capital of Culture


The exhibition The European Green Belt: Border.Wilderness.Future presented an international nature conservation initiative aimed at preserving the diverse landscapes along the former Iron Curtain and sustainably safeguarding their natural and cultural assets. Wilderness regions have been preserved in a strip extending over a length of 12 500 km across Europe as a sanctuary for wild animals such as bears, lynxes and wolves. They are embedded for the most part in variegated cultural landscapes. Against the background of the cultural and economic aspects of this “involuntary wilderness”, the exhibition showed the biological and cultural diversity from sub-Arctic Lapland and the Baltic coast to the central European low mountain ranges and flood plains to the Black Sea coast and the Bulgarian-Turkish border. Diversity is the keyword, both in the scope of the project and the regions it traverses. The aspects covered ranged from delicacies of the far north such as reindeer meat and cloudberries to amber on the Baltic coast and the magnificent flora of the Balkan Mountains. Exhibits from the different regions allowed visitors to discover the diversity of landscape, culture and natural habitats for themselves. Finally it considered the possible future development of these border regions in the heart of Europe. An exhibition text book, film screenings and a workshop which was organised in collaboration with the International Association of Landscape Ecology rounded off the programme.


  • Artistic design und exhibition architecture: Checo Sterneck


Thomas Wrbka (thomas.wrbka@univie.ac.at)

Division Head
Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr. Stefan Dullinger

Sonja Hartl


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