Art project passageways with children & young people (graffiti workshops)



15.07.2021 | 10:00 - 09.09.2021 | 18:00
Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung, Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung Ost, 1100 Wien

In the summer of 2021, Wiener Wohnen provided three residential passageways in PAHO, which were designed by children and young people in a participatory manner as part of graffiti workshops:

  • The first passage in the Olof-Palme-Hof at Staircase A (near wohnpartner-Lokal Bassena 10) was transformed into a colorful underwater world by younger children.
  • In the passageway Ada-Christen-Gasse 1, between staircases 137 and 138, the children's own living environment was taken up and reflected: the walls now show a section of the PAHO and visually bring the duck pond from the adjacent Volkspark Laaerberg, which is popular with the residents, directly into the settlement. The somewhat older children were supported in their design by adult artists from PAHO, who made women visible in their own painting.
  • Another passageway at Jura-Soyfer-Gasse 10 near Stiege 11 was designed in cooperation with the Hanssonsiedlung Youth Center and upgraded by the young people to a "hip" place with geometric patterns and slogans.

In addition to increase the feeling of safety for residents, the communal co-design of one's own living space strengthens the feeling of togetherness among the groups of residents and thus the identification with one's own settlement.

The workshops were organized and supervised by wohnpartner - the Vienna-based visual artist Vasilena Gankovska was engaged to lead the participatory process with the residents.



  • 15.07.2021
  • 26.08.2021
  • 09.09.2021

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Redesign of building passageways

In Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung Ost there are several passageways through residential buildings. These are getting new wall designs, new lighting and handrails or are being artistically designed in workshops together with children and young people.


How can a large urban settlement from the 1970s be made fit for the future and adapted to today's housing needs? This is the central question that the IBA_Vienna addressed in the Per-Albin-Hansson-Siedlung Ost (PAHO) neighborhood.