The Wolpertinger Project

Gabi Blum

Jul — Aug 23

settlement Neulustheim

The Wolpertinger Project, 2023 © Foto: Gabi Blum

Gabi Blum deals with the history of the Neulustheim settlement, where long-term leases expire and many properties are empty.

“The Wolpertinger Project” is an examination and commentary on the controversial situation in Ober- and Untermenzing, Munich, where plots of land in the »Neulustheim residential area« between the Waldhorn-, Lechel- and Menzinger streets are being returned to the state of Bavaria after 100 years of leasehold, with some of them having been left vacant for years. The central element is the backdrop comprising fragments of a house façade set up on one of the vacant plots.

The project develops a poetic inventory of a neighbourhood in transition and interacts with the residents. It deals with the past and a speculative future of the neighbourhood. “The Wolpertinger Project” opens with a topping-out ceremony. During the project there are weekly fence talks for residents and interested parties, as well as guided tours. And the former Wolpertinger forest eatery will be brought back to life for a short time. At the same time, Sandra Hauser and her horse Don Orèo come to visit Neulustheim with the project “I would prefer not to”.

Gabi Blum, born in 1979 in Michelstadt, lives and works in Munich.



settlement Neulustheim

80997 Munich