Stuttgart intim: Four weddings and a funeral

Sam­ples: Tue, July 12 2011, 8:30 and 11:30 /// 
Tours: Mon, March 26 2012, 8:30 and 11:30 /// 
Stutt­gart-Mit­te ///

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”.

(Pho­tos: qujOchÖ)