Context as device takes place in Wuppertal’s Elba Zukunftswerk – a former factory building that was used for the production of binders. Today, the building stands as an example for the successful transformation of Wuppertal’s industrial heritage. The award winning Elba Zukunftswerk performs as a creative hotspot and as a main cornerstone for the development of the surrounding Arrenberg-quarter.
It offers various co-working spaces and opportunities for exhibitions and events. With its distinctive ambience that stems from the visible traces of transformation and reuse it appears to be the appropriate venue for a symposium that focuses on the relevance of contextual questions.
Elba Zukunftswerk is located in direct vicinity to the city’s famous Schwebebahn – probably the most important landmark of Wuppertal that has recently been described as “a steampunk version of a mass-transit system” as part of CNN’s travel-recommendations for 2020.