Turning the popular format of 'public viewing' of sports into an educational and community-building event


Since the Football World Cup in Brasil in 2014 ZK/U - Center for Art and Urbanistics organizes FUSSBALLABALLA: a non-commercial public viewing format for the neighbourhood, which shows the matches on 4:3 TVs and large screens and accompanies them with a discursive programme before, during and after the match. Apart from the fun of the game, FUSSBALLABALLA concerns itself with themes that are of particular significance for the respective host countries - urban planning in Brasil in 2014, migration during the 2016 European Cup in France, civil society during the 2018 World Cup in Russia and feminist questions on occasion of the 2019 Women's World Cup.