Urban Exploration Workshop in Budapest

On May 25 and 26, together with walk · listen · create and Placcc, we’re hosting an urban exploration workshop in Budapest. The workshop will focus on the part of the suburb of Erzsébetváros called ‘Csikágó’, Chicago.

With the proliferation of smartphones, we use fewer and more uniform tools to find our way around – whether we are trying to find our way in familiar or new surroundings. We’ve handed the initiative to apps, so they now tell us what to see, what to do and where to go. But with a world of information in our pockets, the diversity of options is actually shrinking.

In this workshop, we encourage people to discover Erzsébetváros, a neighbourhood that has recently taken on a special significance for the Placcc Festival, where Placcc runs the ‘Sandwich Bar Community Space’ with artists and creative groups.

As part of the workshop, historian Dóra Kolocz will introduce the history of the area on a walking tour, and we will introduce the ideas of the Situationists, as well as the theory of the manipulation of public spaces and the tyranny of the corporate map.

Participants are not only invited to walk and listen differently in the city – they are also invited to co-create. The workshop will rely on Dérive app to explore the city on their own terms.

Part of the workshop will be in Hungarian, but our contribution will be in English.

You can read up on the event, and register, here.

Babak Fakhamzadeh

Babak has been fighting the corporate map for decades.

In 2021, he became the first person to win the World Summit Awards for the third time.


What is Dérive app

Dérive app gets you lost in your city and lets you share that experience with others. Build your own task cards and invite others to play with you.

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Angela Reinders is based in Aachen, in Germany, and recently used Dérive app as part of a liturgical service. She’s providing a writeup of her experience. Getting hints and tasks to stop and move without even moving, does this make any sense? Sounds like kind of a play, and yes, it is one: Following famous