With an unusual work of art, the city of Karlsruhe underscores its importance as the German "capital of law": On October 2, 2005, the "Platz der Grundrechte" was inaugurated, a work of art by Jochen Gerz for public space, involving legal notables, politicians and the population in the city of the highest German courts arises. The "Platz der Grundrechte" - originally a gift for the 50th anniversary of the Federal Constitutional Court - is intended to make a bulky subject a reality: What do justice and justice mean for the individual, what for our democracy? The direct participation and co-authoring of the public are an essential feature of the work of Jochen Gerz. He invites users of public space to re-formulate this with their voices and contributions as art, thus creating real democracy.
March 16, 2019
In 2005, the city of Karlsruhe granted the Federal Constitutional Court the place of fundamental rights in its application for European Capital of Culture 2010.
The local council decided to install the signs on the square between Zirkel and Schloss, thus declaring this place a place of fundamental rights. A second version of these signs was installed at decentralized places in Karlsruhe.
March 23, 2019
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