In autumn 2018, Boglarka Hadinger, who is a famous Austrian doctor, logotherapist , and psychologist, held a workshop titled “The fullest in life”. This workshop left us fascinated and enthusiastic from the ideas of the “value-bench”. Most of the participants had immediately completed the first steps to realize that idea and give her a form. The foundress doctor, Boglarka Hadinger writes:
“The value-bench is a wood-bench, she is coloured and original, made from students, teachers, employees or inhabitants of a town. The benches were collocated on streets, which lead to schools, to work or in public zones. The value-benches invited people to stop, to contemplate or to initialise a dialogue between young and old. Thanks to the originality of the value-bench the identity is resulting and the invitation to the communication is be forced the communication in a place, to give a meaning sense.”
The coloured “value-benches” become an oasis in a town. These benches are painted various colours to represent the body, spirit and soul.
The creators of the “value-bench” are members of associations in Olang and other individuals in the community who contribute their time and energy to create a liveable and loving community.
Associations that Participated in this Project:
Participants of the project idealized and realized one or more “value-benches”, and then decided on the best location for the benches. Here is the map:
More pics here.
On August 8, 2019, the inauguration of the “value-benches” took place in Mitterolang park, together with the creator, Dr. Boglaka Hadinger, and all the residents of Valdoara. The “value- benches” were officially presented to all the residents that day. The music, food and conversation helped frame this wonderful event.
The photos and opinions of the participants speak for themselves.
The ideation, organization and the coordination of this project was led by Myriam Trenker, Doris Grüner, Katja Mairunteregger and Annelies Schenk.
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Much appreciation and thanks to all of our generous Sponsors: Municipality of Olang Committee for Education Savings Bank Forestry team from Welsberg Steiner Bau GmbH Inge Patsch -Innsbruck Dr. Boglarka Hadinger