Ebertplatz seemed to us to be an ideal starting point because it is already a contested place: not only do different uses of urban space clash here, but there is also a debate about the sovereignty of interpretation: The people who regularly spend time here make it a problem zone in the eyes of others. The utopia of a democratic modernity that separates pedestrians from car traffic in order to make other living spaces possible - however technicistic it may have been - has faded in such a projection, which rarely deals with the concrete social situation on the ground. In this context, Walking the City has attempted to open up a different view by walking across the squares and through the streets of the city - and to make it possible to experience the city as a heterogeneous place in which strangers can meet.
Walking the City thrives on juxtaposition: on the simultaneity of what is heard - all participants in the performance listen synchronously to the same piece, dispersing from Ebertplatz across Eigelstein - and on individual experience. Walking as a common, shared practice connects the participants, who at the same time make singular experiences in their way, in the situations they experience - and can exchange about them afterwards, not least in order to be able to imagine other ways, other social situations and other cities.

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