Context The intention is for the Leipzig events of 1989 to be im- parted to future generations, locals and tourists in the form of 20 pillars in the urban area.
Concept The changes that swept Leipzig and the GDR as a whole during 1989 cannot be understood in the scope of indi- vidual events. The simultaneous and parallel nature of the political actions and activities on the streets, the reaction of party and state leaders and the reporting of the media within and beyond national borders form a complex historic image.
Time axis The political developments of the year 1989 are visualised in the form of a time axis. At each respective site the date is strikingly highlighted from the chronology. This en- ables the observer to place the individual events in the concept of the preceding and succeeding historic moments in Leipzig, nationally and internationally. The breakneck speed at which attendance figures grew at the mass dem- onstrations is visualised via human silhouettes, with one silhouette representing 1000 demonstrators.
Image concept The eye-catching element of each information surface is a holohedral illustration of the Leipzig Monday demonstra- tions: life-size protesting people, forcing political change with their courage. The colouring of the demonstration im- age supports the documentary relevance of the illustration.