Minett Mash-up Podcast – Episode 7

In the midst of the forest in the hills, looking over the picturesque Kayl valley, lies a historical gem which we discovered along with our guest photographer Lynn Theisen. We chatted to Lynn about her ties to the Minett, her studio at the 1535° Creative Hub in Differdange, the history sourrounding us and her exciting projects as part of Esch2022, European Capital of Culture.

Our Minett Location of the month:
Téitenger Brëmshäischen, the brake house of the former Langenacker mine in Tetingen (Google Maps : 49°28’01.6″N 6°03’01.8″E)

About our guest:
Lynn Theisen is a Luxembourgish photographer who draws her inspiration from her travels and the impressions she collects. Other sources of inspiration are people, sounds, colours and cultural influences. For Lynn, the interplay between light and colours in each image is very important. She has her studio at 1535° Creative Hub in Differdange, where she settled after returning from her studies in Berlin.

Check out Lynn’s work on Instagram, Facebook and her website.

Top things we chatted about in this episode:

  • Mine Langenacker – a former iron ore mine in Tétange
  • Centre d’Initiative et de Gestion Local (CIGL) KälTéiteng – the local organisation that restored the brake house.
  • 1535° – former industrial workshops of the ARBED, turned into a creative hub.
  • National Mining Memorial – construction of which was completed in 1957, commemorates the victims of the miners and miners to whom the country owed its wealth at the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Landscapes – a project organised in the frame of the European Capital of Culture Esch2022, which Lynn is taking part in. The project examines and reinterprets the landscape developments of the Minett region through various art genres such as dance, photography and architecture.