May 23 - Birthday of Therese Schiessl, the owner of the Schiessl house. 
Teresa lived in the house by herself, her husband died in 1969, and her daughters died in a car accident in 1996.
On October 26, 2010, Therese left the house and never returned to it.
The house was in a state of decay, filled with Teresa's belongings. Thanks to the sensitivity and ethical approach taken during the renovation,
the house was restored, and Therese's memory was honored.
"The so-called "Schießl-Haus" is a historical craftsman’s house ("Waldlerhaus"). Until Therese Schießl's death in 2010, the property was owned by the family for 200 years; hence the name "Schießl-Haus". One decade the house stood empty and was finally to be demolished. But in 2011, the artist and painter Thomas Niggl bought the neglected building and, together with the Regensburg architect Günter Naumann, he developed a new concept for its use: a studio house for artists. Since 2018, Katrin Savvulidi and Anna-Helena Klumpen have been working together on the conception and realization of the Artist-in-Residence project. Under their direction and the leadership of the Municipality of Kollnburg, the publicly funded Artist-in-Residence program SCHIESSLHAUS AiR was held for the first time in 2022." - text from

On this day, together with my co-resident Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu, we spent a day of memorial practices.
Preserving the memory of women's stories is one of the key values of our common ground princeples.
We spent the day dedicating acts to Therese.
Harvested young nettle, cooked a cake, cleand the grave, lighten the candle and had long conversations in the warm living room of the Schiessl haus.

As a symbol of female emancipation and resilience nettle plant was chosen. The contextual significance of nettle in the feminist aspect, extolling the unwavering determination of women and their inner struggle against sociocultural constraints. In the context of commemorative practices, the plant serves as a symbolic artifact, immortalizing the memory and reverence for the past. Nettle becomes a metonymy for lost lives and heroic struggles. It carries within it a profound meaning and collective memory, associating with heritage and devotion passed down through generations.
The memorial candle prepared for the ceremony is based on two symbols: a vase and an Anthurium flower [ukr. Мужське щастя - Male happiness].  The object represents the fragility of women's stories in the context of a larger history written by men for men.
Memory practices schedule:
0:00 Mariia: Create the candle.
6:30 Ayse: Arrive in Viechtach.

8:00 Mariia: Get up.
9:00 Mariia: Dorfladen Muhrhauser: eggs, flour. 
10:00 Ayse: Chirurg appointment.
10:00-12:00 Mariia: harvest young nettle.

12:00  Ayse: Arrive to Kollnburg.
13:00-15:00 Mariia: Cooking the Nettle Cake. 
16:00-17:00 Ayse and Mariia: Cemetery, lighting a candle, cleaning the grave.
18:00-19:00 Ayse and Mariia: Cake and candles.
20:00 Ayse and Mariia: Celebration of Therese.
Nettle cake 
4 eggs
half a glass of sugar
a glass of flour
200 grams of nettle
a glass of yogurt
50 grams of butter 
Harvest young nettles, protecting your hands. Wash the nettle, pour boiling water over it, and put the leaves in an ice-cold bath - this will neutralize the burning sensation. Grind the nettle or cut it with a knife. For the dough, separate the whites from the yolks. While whisking the egg whites, add half a glass of sugar. Add the egg yolks to the mixture and gently fold in the flour. Add 150 grams of nettle and stir.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and place the dough in a greased baking tray. Bake for 30 minutes. For the cream, grind 50 grams of nettle in a blender. Beat yogurt with butter and add the nettles. Cut the baked cake into layers and assemble it, spreading each tier with the cream.