LOCAL HEROES portrays in words and pictures twelve very different people who have one thing in common: They are committed to improving participation and strengthening cohesion in the Wedding neighbourhood around the Gesundbrunnen Elementary School and the Ballhaus Prinzenallee. The project puts these people in the spotlight and makes their special commitment visible to the public. In this way, LOCAL HEROES creates attention for personalities who really make a difference for the people around them. The project is ongoing and we will keep portraying people from the neighbourhood.
Project presentation with staged reading and photo exhibition on Friday, the 21. 01. 2022 at 19:00 o'clock in the Ballhaus Prinzenallee, Prinzenallee 33, 13359 Berlin
Production and Funding LOCAL HEROES is realized by the initiative LUNA PARK and directed by the photographer, photojournalist and videographer Giovanni Lo Curto and the authors Sonja Heller and Ulrike Kumpe. The project is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe as part of its open-discipline impact funding for the diversity development of Berlin's cultural sector and supported as part of the project "Dance and Theater in the Neighborhood" by the program Education in the Neighborhood (BiQ) as well as by the Gesundbrunnen Primary School, the Ballhaus Prinzenallee and the Youth Club Badstraße in Berlin-Wedding.