Heritage sites reflect their former significance, rise and fall of economies, cultural achievements or urban developments, they tell stories. These stories are resources of urban development, of regional identity and they can be revived, interpreted and transformed to new life.
Cultural initiatives accept this challenge and create heritage revalorisation concepts as an alternative to the common urban environment. They use low-threshold reconstruction, independent collective organisation and forms of artistic and intellectual production to handle the past, present and future. Often this challenge turns out to be a never ending story that feels like a sticky mass. But within an intuitive and open minded experimental process, every strong initiative creates its strategies to make bubbles out of it! This bubbles help to dance the revolution, to overcome the heavy weight of the past without forgetting it.
Outgoing from experiences and strategies in Dresden and Nuernberg (Germany) we will explore this chewing gum effect.