What possibilities does the city offer for personal life development and the development of society? Can the historical, aesthetic, functional, ecological and economic potential of the city be photographically detected and represented? These questions are central to the concept for HANSEartWORKS 2018. In cooperation between The PhotoBookMuseum and the Hanseatic city of Rostock, 18 artists from 16 Hanseatic cities in six nations were selected to exhibit photographs of their "Future City" in two shipping containers and on large panels at the Kröpeliner Tor. Another shipping container accommodates a catalog workshop where participants and visitors of pre-printed double pages can compile their own photo book with all the pictures from the exhibition.With the support of the team, a personal image of the future can be placed on the cover of the exhibition catalog.