Froh! e.V. is a non-profit association that has made its goal to stir the processes of social formation and develop journalistic formats that open discourses about human values.

Artist Residency

The association Froh! is calling for artists to apply for an artist residency in Cologne, Germany. With the WARP project (Worldwide Artist Residency Program) Froh! creates a space for artists to pursue their artistic work in a concentrated manner. The first period of 2023 WARP Program explicitly targets artists living in Georgia.

Artist Residency
Application Link

Crrritical Space

»Who should get 45 minutes of speaking time at the Bundestag?«
»Which campaign slogan belongs to what party?«
»State pension or unconditional basic income, what is most appealing?«

Against the background of the 2021 Bundestag elections and the increasing shift of political and public discourse into the digital realm, the external platform combines background information on current political issues with a user-friendly interface that encourages users to interact with the issues at hand.

Rendered by only three colours, a single font, and bitmap images, two quizzes invite participants to test their political knowledge about the status quo, reflect on their own assumptions and possible „blind spots“ regarding political „truths“, and express their own beliefs/wishes for future politics.

Webdesign, Social Media

Archäologie der Gegenwart

Wie lässt sich der Wandel der Stadt Hamm in den letzten 50 Jahre im virtuellen Raum erzählen? Das Projekt „Archäologie der Gegenwart” macht Geschichte und Geschichten in einem immersiven Rundgang im Stadtraum erlebbar.


Workshop mit Froh! und Hackers & Designers

Die lang bewahrte Vorstellung von Bildern als Beweis von Realität hat sich aufgelöst. Verdrängt durch manipulative Praktiken der Bildproduktion sind unsere hypervisuellen Medienströme höchst subjektiv und emotional geworden. Authentizität stellt eine neue Herausforderung dar, während Machtstrukturen sich verschieben und Nutzer zu Produzenten werden.

Innerhalb zweier 48-Stunden Workshops werden wir den Shift in der Konstruktion und Wahrnehmung von Wahrheit in der visuellen Kultur erforschen. Gemeinsam schauen wir auf die Rolle, die technische Applikationen in der De-/Konstruktion von Wahrheit spielen. Wie verändern die Werkzeuge, die wir bauen und benutzen, die Art und Weise wie Medien publiziert und konsumiert werden? Wem können wir vertrauen, wenn das Konzept von Wahrheit sich aufgelöst hat? Können dagegen neue Ideen von Subjektivität den Begriffe der Wahrheit ersetzen?

Geleitet wird der Workshop von Froh! und der niederländischen Initiative Hackers & Designers.

23–25 November, Amsterdam
7–9 Dezember, Köln

Bridging Invisible Borders

The distance between Severodonetsk and Lutsk is nearly 1000 kilometers and it takes a day’s journey by train to go from one city to another. For our late Summer Workshop we invited young change makers from both – east and west Ukraine – to make a magazine and their joint future.

Archive of Transition


The capital of Georgia practically presents a new face every day. Ambitious building projects and large foreign investments are constantly changing the cityscape of Tbilisi. Urban planners, architects, and activists recount what the changes mean to them and to life in this remarkable and fascinating city. Here’s the final outcome of our long-term project in our favorite country.

Book Publication
Tbilisi, Cologne


The Hamburg based magazine festival Indiecon has become a fond habit for us. For this year’s summer school we were supported by experts from the fields of augmented reality to create a very special fourth issue of 41-42.

Second Thoughts

English speakers sometimes try to express doubt as “having second thoughts”. But second thoughts are out of fashion in the media these days as opinions have become monoliths. Second Thoughts is a journal for journalists who want to reclaim their doubts, or at least to feel they can admit to them.

Berlin, Cologne