You will be able to engage with artwork from the celebrated contemporary artist Fernando Sánchez Castillo. For the specific occasion of the Forum on European Culture, one of his sculptures, the “Melilla Mauerspringer” has been shrunk down to size and multiplied.
Visitors will be able to take home an individual figurine. But what’s the price of freedom? Please know that by adopting a figurine, you incorporate a part of European political history into your own house. In return, you are asked to share a message, a story, a memory or an idea about Europe, its history, or where you think it all is headed. From that moment on, the tiny plastic figurine – a small icon with a large statement – will accompany you in your next Zoom call or a domestic chore to spark small, incremental change. Collectively, visitors of the festival create a lasting so-called ‘democratic memorial’ by exchanging a message for the figure.