Cultures and religions shape the coexistence of modern cities. In their diversity, they occupy space in urban life in various forms, whereby their presence, their scope for action and possibility, their public visibility and their perception by the population not only differ greatly, but also change continuously. The resulting tensions are also inscribed in the urban (self-)image in Munich’s city history.

In the public art intervention EASTERN MUNICH, a selection of 111 floor plans of past, present and possible future sacred spaces and buildings of the monotheistic world religions were projected onto Wittelsbacher Platz on two evenings in October 2019 during the Long Night of Munich Museums.

This catalogue-turned-art-book collects contributions by cooperation partners* of the project, a selection of the collected and projected floor plans of sacred spaces, photographs of the light installation projections at Wittelsbacher Platz as well as some process images from the two-year development period of the project EASTERN MUNICH.

photos © Matthias Hohmann, Viktoria Jung, Lia Sáile


100 pages, including translucent paper
170 x 340 mm
digital 4-colour printing, indigo printing

Edition: 150 pieces

Price: 19,00 EUR (incl. VAT)

whitebox Kultur gGmbH, Atelierstraße 18, 81671 Munich

Cooperation partners:
Prof. Dr. Michael Reder, Professor of Practical Philosophy with a focus on international understanding at the Munich School of Philosophy

Texts by and with:
Dr. Martina Taubenberger, Dr. Karin Hutflötz, Prof. Dr. Michael Reder, Lia Sáile, Helmut Six

Project management:
Valerie Erben

Veronika Hilzensauer

Book conception:
Lia Sáile & Matthias Hohmann

Matthias Hohmann

Photo rights in the book:
Lia Sáile, Lisa Domin, Adriana Lemus, Michael Reder

Werksviertel-Mitte, eon (prev. innogy) Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft, Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse München, Erzbistum München und Freising: Referat für interreligiösen Dialog und die Abteilung für Kunst- und Kulturmanagement


Munich School of Philosophy
Matthias Hohmann