Folkwang ( old north. Fólkvangr - "people's field") is one of the gods' palaces in Asgard and the residence of the goddess Freya in Norse mythology . This is where the Sessrumnir room is located , which, alongside Valhalla, forms one of the two large halls into which the fallen heroes move after their death.
“Volkwang is the ninth: Freyja has the power
to arrange the seats in the hall.
She chooses half of the Walstatt daily,
Odin has the other half. "
At the beginning of the 20th century, Karl Ernst Osthaus developed the “Folkwang Thought” (also known as the “Folkwang Concept”), according to which art and life can be reconciled. On this basis, several cultural institutions were founded that bear or carried the name Folkwang .
- Museum Folkwang , Essen, opened in 1902
- Folkwang-Verlag , founded in 1919
- Kunstring Folkwang (until 1922 Essener Kunstverein , then Kunstverein Folkwang ), with around 6,000 members (March 2013)
- Folkwang Technical School for Design (former School of Applied Arts), Essen, founded in 1928
- Folkwang Chamber Orchestra Essen , founded in 1958
- Folkwang music school in the city of Essen, founded in 1974
- Folkwang University of the Arts for music, theater, dance, design, science
- 2012/13: The Folkwang Impulse. The museum from 1902 until today , in the Osthaus Museum Hagen