Walk&Create – Urban Exploration Workshop
The international collective that runs the walk · listen · create platform will hold a two-day urban exploration workshop in the outer Erzsébetváros.
The two-day workshop by Babak Fakhamzadeh, Geert Vermeire and Andrew Stuck takes its inspiration from the dérive practice of the Situationists and invites you to an unconventional exploration of urban space. The workshops will take place in “Csikágó”, or the outer Erzsébetváros, where PLACCC runs Szendvicsbár Community Hub in collaboration with artists and art collectives.
About the workshop
Particularly since the introduction of smart phones, we have come to rely on ever fewer, ever more unified, tools to guide us, both in familiar and new environments. We have been handing over agency to tools that tell us what to see, what to do, and where to go. But with a world of information in our pockets, the variety of what is offered to us and what we seek out is actually getting smaller.
The workshop Walk&Create aims at putting the strategy of dérive against the dominance of the so called ‘corporate map’.
Developed in the 1950s in Paris by The Situationist International group, a dérive aims to break down and renew your everyday relations with the spaces around you.
In the frame of Walk&Create – Urban Exploration Workshop, together with the international collective walk · listen · create, we invite everybody interested to explore the outer 7th district, also called Csikágó – a part of the city which has gained a special importance for Placcc Festival, since we are running Szendvicsbár Community Hub together with artists and art collectives in the area.
The participants will have the opportunity to follow an introduction to the history of the area by Dóra Kolocz historian, and will be made more familiar with the ideas of the Situationists, the manipulation of public spaces and the dominance of the corporate map.
We invite the participants to walk and see another way – but also to create. The workshop will lean on the mobile Dérive app, which is mobile collaborative app and platform designed for urban exploration on the user’s own term.
About walk · listen · create
walk · listen · create (WLC) is the home of walking artists and artist walkers, as well as Sound Walk September, the Sound Walk September Awards, the Marŝarto Awards, and Placecloud. They are a network organisation of artists who use walking as an integral part of their artistic practice, at the moment bringing together over 1500 contributing artists from around the world.
A walk in Csikágo with Dóra Kolocz
Keleti Railway Station, Garay Market, Bethlen Square, ceramic paving stones, Róth Miksa, trolleybuses.
Dóra Kolocz, historian, museologist, cultural mediator. She has been involved in the scientific and public education activities of museums and cultural institutions for almost 10 years, and has developed and organised dozens of programmes for children and adults, cultural and artistic events and exhibitions. She feels most at home when his profession and activities are closely linked to community building, whether it is running an internship programme, creating a community museum or sharing urban space and stories. She is a lecturer at ELTE, a permanent walk leader of Pestbuda Walks, and a host and idea manager of cultural and historical programmes in the capital.
25 May 2023
26 May 2023
The workshops will be held in English and Hungarian.
The registration fee should be paid by bank transfer after the registration. The bank details will be sent in the confirmation email of the registration. The registration can’t be considered completed without the payment of the registration fee.
Please register HERE