A production of the FEZ's Alice Museum For Children and the Edwin Scharff Museum in Neu-Ulm in cooperation with the ZOOM Children's Museum in Vienna and the FRida & freD Children's Museum in Graz.
From 30th May to 17th December 2017 at the Museum Arbeitswelt in Steyr, Austria
The interactive exhibition "Willkommen@HotelGlobal" at the FEZ illustrates the various opportunities and problems resulting from globalisation by looking at specific examples and comparing these to the experiences of local children. Activie participation is very much encouraged here.
The venue is the "Hotel Global" which is inhabited by 9 people from the domains of economy, science, culture and society, each with their own pioneering project. In the hotel, there are no rooms as such but rather 9 scenes from the protagonist's working life. You might find yourself overlooking a container terminal with the captain of a ship, in a rainforest in which primate researcher Jane Goodall is protecting chimpanzees or the laundry room of a Moroccan chamber maid. In each scene, young visitors are asked to analyse and evaluate the work being done, with each protagonist being confronted by globalisation in different ways, whether it be in loading a container for delivery to Shanghai or discovering in a shop why sometimes even cheap goods cost more. At the end, visitors can hopefully identify the relationships linking globalisation to the various scenes.