CityX - Ich, Ostfildern

Art Project 2019/20

„Ich – Ostfildern“ called upon all inhabitants irrespective of age, origin and status to – literally – visualize/get a picture of their homeplace. At the same time, collaborative drawing opened up spaces for encounters and exchange. The result in the form of approx. 1000 spontaneous individual drawings was then viewed, ordered and analyzed by the artist Doris Graf. Similar to how people drew, she translated the collection of drawings into graphic motifs reminiscent of pictograms, which compactly reflect the citizens’ view of their city Ostfildern. Both the individual drawings and the condensed pictograms were presented during the exhibition at the Städtische Galerie Ostfildern. Thus, it provides a forum for visitors to reengage in a dialogue with their environment. The participatory project aims at a broad representation of society and participation in reflection processes.

Drawing Performance, CityX - Ich, Ostfildern, 2019

CityX - Ich, Ostfildern, Drawings 2019

CityX - Ich, Ostfildern, Soloexhibition Städtische Galerie Ostfildern, 2020


Drawings “Ich, Ostfildern”


According to a so-called artistic appropriation process, Doris Graf used the drawings produced in Maputo to develop an image of the city in the form of pictographic visualisations.

Piktogramm "City of Art"
City of Art
Piktogramm "Landscape Staircase"
Landscape Staircase
Piktogramm "Urban Land"
Urban Land
Piktogramm "Everything there"
Everything there
Piktogramm "Verkehrt"
Piktogramm "Spectacular"