The basic idea of the project is to transfer the historical principle of a writer-in-residence into the presence. During the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the city of Augsburg will be one of the host cities and venue for the preliminary matches of England, Equatorial Guinea, Japan, Korea DPR, Norway and Sweden. Artists will be invited from each of these countries to live in Augsburg for up to two weeks and in turn share their gathered inspiration and input with the locals.
Each artist may express his daily experience, yet not with his usual artistic technique, but by creating a personal »White Paper«. The term not only stands for a sort of guide or definition, but also reminds one the blank, white page every author faces, when starting to write. The intention is to let inventive people with different backgrounds become creative by producing a digital or an analogue »White Paper« as a »writer« or »blogger«. Thus, Augsburg will be increasingly defined by___ the artists, day by day.
Every »White Paper« will be reproduced and displayed publicly on a »White Wall« within the city. On the project’s website – the »White Page« – the visitors will be able to view the analogue and digital »White Papers« and follow the work of the artists evolving. At the end of the project, all the »White Papers« will be presented and handed over to the city officials.
A so called »White Room« in the inner city at the LEW building represents the heart of the project. It serves as a lounge, a studio and a workstation for the artists. Different analogue and digital options offer various ways to reflect the impressions of Augsburg and the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The »White Room« is also the project’s local display window to the public, where people can get in touch with the international creative minds and watch them work on their »White Paper«. Go there and see, how Augsburg is defined by___ them!