In the framework of the project Archipel InVest we developed a betting office in an abandoned market trailer at the former horse racing track in Recklinghausen. Everyone is invited to place real bets on the sporting, demographic, economic, cultural and political life of the Ruhr in 2050. Gambling becomes a medium for the exploration of democratic and artistic participation. The Totalisator 2050, an anachronistic mega calculator from the world of horse racing, will decide the potential winner in 2050 when all bets will be settled at the site of the Recklinghausen racetrack.

photos > UKR/Arendt/Einhoff

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