The Making of the Capital of Culture

House of Stories
Copyright: Linz09/Groh

Houses tell about their past, about the people who used to live in them, about what’s taken place in their rooms. The HOUSE OF STORIES is such a house, one that’s been turned into a charming place of recollections for the Capital of Culture year.

The building at Pfarrplatz 18 in downtown Linz stood vacant for years. Linz09 has given it a new lease of life—though without rehabbing, renovating or prettying it up. Instead, we decided to let the rooms of this old house tell their own tales, with selected art projects and installations as their sole accompaniment. Now, as the year begins to wind down, the HOUSE OF STORIES is undergoing a major change—the Capital of Culture itself is moving in. Objects, artifacts, costumes, photos, films and blueprints that played a role in the Linz09 program—projects large and small—will rekindle recollections of some of this year's highlights. Plus, every Saturday we’ll present the project producers themselves giving an account of their work. And on Advent Saturdays, families are cordially invited to stop by and enjoy literary fairy tales.

Until December 30, 2009
Monday to Friday: 4-7 PM; Saturday, Saturday & Holidays: 2-6 PM; closed December 24 & 25, 2009)
Pfarrplatz 18, 4020 Linz
Free admission

Every Saturday until December 19, 2009 at 4 PM
Pfarrplatz 18, 4020 Linz
Free admission

November 7, 2009: Michael Rieper, Veronika Orso, Peter Fattinger on BELLEVUE
November 14, 2009: Birgit Kirchmayr, Monika Sommer on contemporary history projects
November 21, 2009: Uli Böker on CULTURE BATHING
November 28, 2009: Herbert Tatzreiter reads fairy tales by The Brothers Grimm
December 5, 2009: Johann Lachinger reads “Bergkristall” (Rock Crystal) by Adalbert Stifter
December 12, 2009: Margret Czerni reads fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen
December 19, 2009: Hermann Scheuringer reads “Kalendergeschichten” (Tales from the Calendar) by Johann Peter Hebel

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