Young turkish people from Lohberg, a little city in West Germany, are facing an unemployment rate about 40% since the closing of the coal mines in 2007. With the help from the artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and in collaboration with François Bonnot and Henrique Nascimento, we organised a 6-months workshop to discuss and create with them new perspectives about the future of the city.
The aim of the Floating Island is to bring people together on the lake of the city park and to generate temporary jobs for the youths. This floating platform can be used for many devices as smoking nargile, accoustic concerts, wedding pictures or for a romantic diner.. People can choose which action they would like to transform into an extra-ordinary experience. The island will float on the lake every summer in order to bring a little bit of poetry to the local reality.