The attention paid to the topic of homeland in the recent past speaks for itself: Heimat is in vogue, is being discussed, re-evaluated, marketed or appropriated. The idea that Heimat is a given constant shaped by autobiographical background is being revised.
Homeland is produced here claims the Heimatfabrik and shows homeland as a dynamic product that is continuously created anew and individually by people from the raw materials of landscape, politics, economy, language, dreams and society. Heimat is changeable, random, highly individual and eludes rational access.
The multi-layered and individually composed profile of homeland and the topicality of the discussion can be experienced in the Heimatfabrik. The factory metaphor points to the production character and processuality of Heimat, the architecture of the exhibition building evokes a deliberate association with the provisional: Home is not only produced during Expo.02, but everywhere and always. The temporary production site in Murten offers visitors an inspiring atmosphere that confirms existing homelands, makes alternative homelands possible or points to new homelands.
Visitor capacity per day
Canton of Bern
Authors, scenography, architecture
d-case GmbH (new: Holzer Kobler Architekturen GmbH) (Barbara Holzer, Frank Dittmann, Nadine Felix, Jeppe Kleinheinz, Lena Kleinheinz, Jordy Jaderek), Zuich www.holzerkobler.com
Marcel Biefer www.biefer.com, Comenius Röthlisberger, Markus Schwander, Gerda Steiner, Jörg Lenzlinger, Ingrid Wildi, Mauricio Gajardo
Delux Theatre Lighting, Zurich
WBG AG für visuelle Kommunikation (Susanne Isenegger), Zurich www.wbg.ch
AJN Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris, France www,jeannouvel.com
Partner: GIMM Gauer Itten Messerli Maria, Berne www.gim.ch
Moor, Hauser & Partner AG (deleted), Berne
Planning of building services
Amstein+Walthert, Zurich www.amstein-walthert.ch
Techdata AG, Berne www.techdata.net
Steering Committee (Delegates of the cantons)
Dr Anton Menth (President)
Monika Jenk (Canton Bern), Raphael Fessler (Canton Fribourg), Stéphane Berdat (Canton Jura), Valérie Falbriard (Canton Jura), Jean-Marc Barrelet (Canton Neuchâtel), Hans Hofer (Canton Solothurn), Denis Alber (Canton Vaud), Dr. Katja Gentinetta (Canton Aargau), Vérèna Gaillard (Espace Mittelland)
Media contact partner
Vérèna Gaillard (Espace Mittelland)
Responsible Cantonal projects Expo.02
Danielle Nanchen (Head)
Photos: Press kit Heimatfabrik; © Andreas Mosimann; © Archive Ralph Ammann; © Philipp Zanatta