City Tours with Boris Sieverts

City Tours with Boris Sieverts

Boris SievertsOn the move in Warsaw with the artist from Cologne

photos: Bartosz Ciszewski, Paula Furga

This artist from Cologne has since years been offering inhabitants of megalopolises (among others Cologne and Paris) alternative city tours, encouraging them to abandon the usual routes and to turn their attention to stretches covered routinely. A city tour made in the company of Sieverts reveals places to the observer that have hitherto remained hidden, dismissed as banal and not perceived as places of tourist interest. He addresses threshold areas, spheres which are “inchoate”, but also at the same time places, which develop quickly, and have not evolved perfectly or accidentally. Sieverts is interested in spaces not built upon, contrasting architectural objects abutting each other and the effect of city dwellers on their environs.

Copyright: Marta Gendera und Boris Sieverts
Photo Gallery: The other Warsaw

The artist observes from the outside - he explores and analyses the development, the energy of a city, the movement patterns of its inhabitants, he discovers references to other European metropolises and based on this, narrates his own subjective story on certain places. Sieverts refutes our conviction of knowing our city.

An artistic production of the Goethe-Institute, Warsaw.

City Tours in Warsaw
Two-day City Tour Saturday-Sunday,
15-16.05.2010
80 Złoty, includes: food and refreshments, bicycles, transport, escort vehicle, overnight stay in a tent.
Saturday-Sunday,
29-30.05.2010
cancelled
Saturday-Sunday,
12-13.06.2010
cancelled due to flood
Saturday-Sunday,
17-18.07.2010
80 Złoty, includes: food and refreshments, bicycles, transport, escort vehicle, overnight stay in a tent.
One-day City Tour Saturday, 10.07.2010 30 Złoty, includes: food and refreshments, bicycles, transport, escort vehicle
Sunday, 11.07.2010 30 Złoty, includes: food and refreshments, bicycles, transport, escort vehicle

Start: 10am in front of St. Alexander's Church, Plac Trzech Krzyży

End: One-day city tour at 9pm

Two-day city tour: around 9pm on the following day near the meeting point

How to register: contact-promised@warschau.goethe.org with information about email address, telephone number, mobile phone number, PESEL (identity card number). Please state if you would like to take the tour in English.

Number of participants: 18

Payment in advance by bank transfer

Necessities: Robust footwear (light hiking boots), warm clothes for the evening, light rainwear, sleeping bag, identity card.

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