Once upon a time there was a city.
A satellite city.
It tells of utopia and reality.
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Every day I think about where I want to live. London would be great. In any case, I want to get away someday.
The question is whether London is so different. Whether it's so different, if you live in a housing estate like this.
I think it is. You could say: I am from London.
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Here's too much green.
The humans disappear.
The parrots and the swans are coming.
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In collaborations, media artist Anne Schülke has been inventing situations for art, animals and humans in the large housing estate Ratingen-West (Germany) since 2020.

For further informations please click on the names:


Anne Schülke

Taj Irzhavsky & Anne Schülke

Program 2023

Detlef Klepsch & Franklin Berger

Carol Pilars de Pilar

Kamila Kurczewski & Ingo Toben

Martin Hanke & Ev. Kirchengemeinde Ratingen-West

Anne Schülke

Program 2022

Taj Irzhavsky & Anne Schülke

Adwoa Adjei, Emilene Wopana Mudimu, Neneta Tekama & Joanna Peprah

Martin Hanke, Karin Hanke, Ev. Kita Berliner Straße, MLK-Gesamtschule & Katharina Maderthaner

Christian Schreckenberger

Ute Hörner & the interspecies collective CMUK

Claudia Robles-Angel

Program 2021

Anne Schülke

Katharina Maderthaner

Roman Zheleznyak


The start of the project was made possible by the NRW-Künstler*innenstipendium 2020 and 2021, the continuation in 2022 and 2023 by a project grant from InfRA West and Neustart Kultur as well as the commitment and trust of all participants:

Detlef Klepsch, Katharina Maderthaner, Roman Zheleznyak, Ute Hörner, Christian Schreckenberger, Claudia Robles-Angel, Carol Pilars de Pilar, Kamila Kurczewski, Ingo Toben, Kathryn Nix, Kolja Fröhlich, Martin Baer, Thyra Schmidt, Markus Wilkens, Taj Irzhavskaia, Naro Egheanz, Andreas Anon, Leonard Schmidt-Dominé, Monika Sowa, Adwoa Adjei, Neneta Tekama / friendship e.V., Annelie Braun, Jaroslaw Gerlaczka / BIWAQ-Projekt InWESTment plus, Cornelia Schillig / städtischer Senior*innentreff, Pfarrer Matthias Leithe, Kantor Martin Hanke / Ev. Kirchengemeinde Ratingen, Melanie Kerscher / Ev. Kita Berliner Straße, Karin Hanke / MLK-Gesamtschule, Pfarrer Kern, Rosi Herrmann / Katholische Kirchengemeinde Ratingen-West, Michaela Peter, Gebhard Netik, Ilias Papadopoulos / Diakonie Ratingen, Sabine Krebs / Stadtteilbüro Ratingen-West, Erik Kleine-Vennekate, Heiko Knappstein, Sebastian Barteleit / municipal archive Ratingen, Museum Ratingen.

The documentation of the project on this website and in the booklet "Parrots and Swans. Documentation. Announcement. Commentary" is made possible by grants from the City of Ratingen. 2021 to 2022 the project was funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

2024 © Anne Schülke, VG Bild-Kunst