ImWalgau – communication about regional development

The Walgau region, which lies in the south of Vorarlberg, consists of numerous very small communities. To encourage citizen participation between the communities and to integrate this in the regional planning process a dialogue-oriented image was to be developed.

Graphically combining the words “im Walgau” to create a single noun positions and grounds the theme of planning, which is essentially an abstract one and, at least in part, is dominated by experts. The curving line between the points suggests the meandering space, the mountains and valley of the landscapes, and the concept of planning. As communication instruments unusual cartographies, visual documentary standards for the planning process and – in collaboration with author photographer Nikolaus Walter – pictures of the region are made and information pages appear every two weeks in the local newspaper, the Walgaublatt.