100 Jahre Schlößlestraße

Wanting to celebrate the 100 years of the street, the neighborhood organized a party and an exhibition. Curating and putting the exhibition in form.


About three months before the anniversary party of the street. The street turned 100 years old in 2011.

What was it all about

Some neighbors wanted to make a party as the street in which we lived turned 100. I offered to layout an exhibition, if someone else would get all the material. Finally, I did most of the job, searching for material and stories and organizing the items in the exhibition.

What was my part

Nobody volunteered to do the research and talk with the neighbors, so I coordinated everything the help of two other persons. I digitalized images and put the story together using all the material we could get. I interviewed the neighbors and heard a lot of stories, writing them down afterward. I organized the content, made the layout and the exhibition design. I curated all the material and organized the content, laying out the posters for the shop windows. One year after the celebration I made a booklet with all the material.


Dialog with neighborsImage digitalizationContent organizationText contentImage editingLayoutIllustrationInfographicsPreparation for Print

Adobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe InDesign

What I learned

How to manage and encourage the involvement of other people. How to make a project leaving everyone feeling that they are also part of it and its success. If you ask anybody to volunteer and contribute pictures, it is not a good idea to discard something. Using everything shows the appreciation for the input.

What I liked the most

Interviewing the neighbors. I always love to listen to the stories of life of other people, when they feel secure to tell. Learning about the history of the place I live.