Amsterdam - Cairo
As an attempt to trace some of the violent memories our cities had gone through in the struggle for better living conditions, we constructed a walk through Amsterdam while exchanging your view with a person in Cairo.
In This walk participants get to experience the changing image of both cities in relation to different socio-political events. Through a choreographed roadmap, a participant walks through the city centre in Amsterdam with headphones and a tablet. Meanwhile, they see and hear the parallel experience of a person walking in Downtown Cairo. The walk is double-layered with selected moments of history appearing as overlapped traces to the real-time experience. We focus on the 2011 Egyptian revolution in downtown Cairo and the recent evictions of squatters and student protests in Amsterdam’s city centre.
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