Samples: Tue, July 12th 2011, 8:30 and 11:30
Tours: Mon, March 26th 2012, 8:30 and 11:30
City tours for tourists usually concentrate on places and narratives of perceived historical significance and importance. So what happens if we divert our gaze towards the stories and events that write the every-day life of Stuttgart? Do we learn more about a foreign city when we concentrate on the apparently mundane amongst the spectacular?
With STUTTGART INTIM qujOchÖ invites visitors of Stuttgart to a tour of private and public events. Each tour is unique, a mix of the unexpected and the carefully planned, a route that criss-crosses the inner city, following the events of the day and the moment. You might listen in on a private concert by a student practicing for her_his exam, stumble across a child’s birthday party with Ronald McDonald, stroll into a public consultation in the town hall, experience the birth of a baby, sit in on a civil court case, join a wedding celebration, watch as an ambulance delivers a new patient, or take a ticket at the Armenian Consulate.
qujOchÖ has designed two tours‚ “From the cradle to the grave” and the “Bureaucratic gauntlet”.