Ambach was one of the artists invited by lumbung member ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics. By connecting the protagonists living in around 11 locations in East Kassel, his project Eine Landschaft
aimed to create a local knowledge network against the universality of global market. During the documenta 15, the artist also organized an urban trail according to which the viewers were invited to visit these protagonists and to communicate with them. On the one hand, this project revealed a clear contrast between the local knowledge growing from the right bank of Fulda River and the international discourse characterized by Documenta on the left bank. On the other hand, the commoning praxis and the close connections of these local protagonists form a social and ecological resources network which has functioned outside the documenta over a period of time. For example, the self-organized organic food store MILA, the community garden Blüchergarten, and the laboratory of the urban agriculture SOLAWI Gärtnerei Fuldaaue have created together on the Fulda’s floodplain a system of the community circular economy based on ecological farming, sustainable consumption and mutual aid support, which differs a lot from the mode of production of documenta. As a result, through the existing network embedded in East Kassel, Ambach’s project was able to break away from the tree structure of documenta 15 while highlighting the quality of the social and ecological relationships of local communities. However, did the research activities and all the participatory programs undertaken in this project make the friendships between communities more consistent and dynamic? And by collaborating with architect Renée Tribble, will Ambach be able to develop with the inhabitants and the protagonists of East Kassel a political strength to transform the urban environment? It seems that it still takes time for the project Eine Landschaft
to fully unfold the aesthetic of its collective art practices. EINE LANDSCHAFT, 2022. https://eine-landschaft.de
(Accessed 2023/01/13). Regarding the network of Kassel ekosistem organized by ruangrupa from ruruHaus, see: Documenta Fifteen,“ Local Cooperations in Kassel – the Program of Kassel’s Ekosistem at Ruruhaus,” Documenta Fifteen
, 2022.08.30. https://documenta-fifteen.de/en/press-releases/local-cooperations-in-kassel-the-program-of-kassels-ekosistem-at-ruruhaus (Accessed 2023/01/13).