Streetlife Festival

The Steetlife Festival is a two-day festival on Ludwigstraße. Against the backdrop of the Europe-wide car-free day, Ludwigstraße will be closed off and repurposed, creating a temporary festival area. In addition to information booths, there will be catering areas and hands-on activities.


Intervention type: Action
Project character: event
Topic: sustainable mobility / green city / active city
Project objective: performance / discourse

Project location: Munich; Schwabing; Ludwigstraße (since 2001, before that Briennerstraße)
Project dimension: on 1,5km length, approx. 70.000m2

Project period: 25-26.05.2019, 07-08.09.2019
Project duration: two days each
Project frequency: recurring, since 2000
Project timing: completed / in planning

Type of open space: street space
Ownership: public land
Accessibility: not restricted

Clients: none
Project creators: Green City e.V., Green City Experience GmbH // activist / agency
Project partners: Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry, Corso Leopold e.V.; numerous press partners and sponsors // Agency / Activist / Entrepreneur
Further actors: Operators of information booths, catering and action areas // Entrepreneur*in / social service providers / activists

(Contract) Budget: none
Subsidies: none
Own funds: donations, volunteer work, gastronomy

Planning context ★★★☆☆
Thematic planning context:
The aim is to arouse interest in thinking about inner-city spaces without the spatial dominance of cars. The background of the festival is the Europe-wide car-free day. In addition, topics such as sustainability, green in the city, sustainable forms of mobility or alternative uses in public space will be addressed.

Spatial planning context:
It is less about the concrete impulse to question or redesign the Ludwigsstraße in its form and use than about rethinking urban street spaces.

Research sources
Glöckner, Martin, no data. Streetlife Festival., 06 Jun. 2019.        
streetlife-festival, no date. The Story., 06.06.2019.                                        
Written interview with Darleen-Schäfer, 06/17/2019.                  

Beatrice Leitner, Rafael Stutz

Barth, Green City e.V., 2018.

Editorial revision
Johann-Christian Hannemann, Felix Lüdicke, Julia Treichel