“Transforwärts 2023” – This was the motto of our ConMendo kick-off last week. And in a special setting: We were guests of the Freeters in Bonn and experienced from an artistic perspective what transformation can also be. In several creative stages, we were able to experience from different perspectives, very operationally for ourselves personally and as a team, which transformation phases there are. The setting of goals and the joint work towards this goal, but also the failure and realignment were important milestones. We would like to thank Amely Spötzl and Paul Petry for their caring and warm accompaniment in the workshop and also Philipp Lampe, who brought the Freeters and us together and accompanied us throughout the day observing with the camera. We are looking forward to using the insights we gained in the future and are super strengthened and full of energy to tackle the challenges ahead.