Where Is My Where

Guided walk

Barbara Ungepflegt, Andrea Glauser
Mit: Peter Ahorner, Andrea Isabel Frei, Patric Gehrig, Saskya Germann, Claudia Schmid

Saturday, 12. March 2022 – 11 am (duration: 1 hour) – meeting at Torbogen, Bahnhof Luzern

Lucerne re-mapped: We invite you on a walk, taking long detours to explore the topological and geographical specifics of Lucerne's twin cities Olomouc (Czech Republic) and Chicago (USA) and their interrelationships, forged by a newly launched large-scale project involving subterranean linkages. The walk through Lucerne is a philosophical-topological examination of global concepts of place and of the self-directed and other-directed perceptions of space. The tour counters the ubiquitous comparisons of cities in the form of rankings with an interweaving of topographies and a rendezvous of twin cities on site. Following the question “Where is my where?,” and equipped with travel guide books from Olomouc and Chicago as well as maps—for example, from the Chicago Settlement Movement—the duo wanders through the centres and peripheries of Lucerne together with their guests. The route leads through the Lucerne sights of Chicago and Olomouc, freely adapted from Vladimir Nabokov: “Summoned from various places, things come to assemble here; in doing so, some have to overcome not only spatial but also temporal distance.”

This event is made possible thanks to the support of
the Austrian Cultural Forum Bern

This talk took place during the conference «traversing topologies» held on 25. September 2021 at Hochschule Luzern.

Directing & Audio: Antonio Corrado
Camera: Vasco Estermann

Peter  M. Kubelka
Barbara Ungepflegt is performance and installation artist, head of the programme for applied dramaturgy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, PhD Researcher at the University of Art Linz since 2018, editor of the art magazine IMMERHIN / AFTER ALL and winner of the Dissident Goddesses Temple Price (2019). www.barbara-ungepflegt.com

Nelly Rodriguez
Andrea Glauser is a professor of Cultural Studies at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. Her main areas of research cover the sociology of culture, architectural and urban research, cultural and social theories, world society research, and qualitative methods. https://www.mdw.ac.at/ikm/glauser/