Bielefelder City Walks
Show us the city as you would take your friends through it! The idea behind the project »Bielefelder City Walks« is that old and new Bielefelders assume the role of a tour guide and realize city walks, in tandem or individually, to the foci they choose.
With the »Bielefelder City Walks« we improved last year a new format and educational project for Bielefeld citizens and refugees. We would like to continue the project with the commitment of many volunteers in 2017 following the motto »Show me your Bielefeld!«.
A special feature is that we not only invite individuals to offer a city stroll, but also two-person teams. Especially in dialogue and exchange, you will get to know new places and corners of Bielefeld, exchange your experiences and memories. Tell each other your (life) stories.
Cynthia Krell, an expert in art education, guides and supports the volunteers during the process of preparation and in organization.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016, 3 PM
Bielefelder City Walk #1 with Raphaela Kula
strandprojekt goes to town/from east to west
District: East of Bielefeld
Meeting point: corner Auf dem Langen Kampe/Ziegelstrasse
Destination: Auf dem Langen Kampe/Niederer Esch
Duration: approx. 1 hour
The artist Raphaela Kula has been collecting stories and related objects within her strandproject (beach project) for about 2 years, which represent a personal view of her own life in the east of Bielefeld. The walk begins at the historical refugee monument of 1953 and thus refers to the existence and the changing, to the experience of walking, coming and staying.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016, 3 PM
Bielefelder City Walk #2 with Cynthia Krell
Urban Sketching - August-Bebel-Straße hoch und runter
District: Bielefeld Mitte
Meeting point: August-Bebel-Straße/Detmolder Straße
Destination: August-Bebel-Straße/Herforder Straße
Duration: approx 1,5 to 2 hours
Special remarks: Please bring your own drawing paper, a pad and pens.
A joint exploration of the August-Bebel-Strasse from the beginning to the end. What catching your attention? How does the street image change? What is historical or current significant? Who lives here? The audience determines where and what will be drawn. Finally, an album consisting of subjective looks and your sketches will be created, which adds to a whole. An experiment with few words, instead with paper and pencil.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016, 11 AM
Bielefelder City Walk #3 with Karin Lühmann
Der Obersee und der schöne alte Stadtteil Schildesche
Meeting point: Bus stop »Schildesche« for buses and urban railway (no. 1)
Destination: Bus stop »Obersee« (On request escort to the starting point, from there is a very good transport connections to the city center.)
Duration: approx. 1,5 to 2 hours
Special remarks: The route is mostly flat. There are, however, also cobblestone pavement, therefore hiking shoes are suggested.
The district of Schildesche has a long and special history. The walk will include the city center with the historical Stiftskirche and old half-timbered houses. From here, the idyllic Obersee with footpaths and playgrounds, backposts, horses, storks and viaduct is within walking distance and will be also the end point of the walk, offered by Karin Lühmann.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2016, 3 PM
Bielefelder City Walk #4 with Raphaela Kula
strandprojekt goes to town / from east to west
District: East of Bielefeld
Meeting point: corner Auf dem Langen Kampe / Ziegelstrasse
Destination: Auf dem Langen Kampe / Niederer Esch
Duration: approx. 1 hour
The artist Raphaela Kula has been collecting stories and related objects within her »strand project« (beach project) for about 2 years, which represent a personal view of her own life in the east of Bielefeld. The walk begins at the historical refugee monument of 1953 and thus refers to the existence and the changing, to the experience of walking, coming and staying.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016, 11 AM
Bielefelder City Walk #5 with Stephanie Peczynsky and Abdikarim Salah Elmi
Cultural Encounter - showing/discovering
District: Bielefeld Mitte
Meeting point: Oxfam Shop, Obernstraße 39/Altstadt
Duration: ca. 1,5 bis 2 Stunden
Special remarks: The walk can be done in German and Arabic. Part of the walk is the visit of a mosque.
In the dialogue between Stephanie Peczynsky and Abdikarim Salah Elmi, a conversation about places with personal significance developed, the unknown strolls without a goal, a preference for second hand shops, and the peculiarities of social places that facilitate the arriving in a new society. An intercultural encounter in walking that moves between showing and discovering - in which you can participate.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016, 3 PM
Bielefelder City Walk #6 with Susanne Albrecht
From the mountain to the city - Ein Erinnerungsweg
District: Bielefeld Mitte/Johannisberg
Meeting point: Info Point (pavillion) at the Johannisberg
Destination: former Dürkoppwerke
Duration: approx. 1 to 1,5 hours
Special remarks: Path of forced laborers from the Dürkopp Weg to the barrack camp Bethlehem on the Johannisberg
Today nothing is left of the old barracks on the Johannisberg. Between 1942 and 1945 there were up to 1,000 forced laborers. Together with Susanne Albrecht, the artist and sculptor of the sculpture UNTER ZWANG on the Johannisberg, we will run the work of the forced laborers from the barrack camp Bethlem on the Johannisberg to the former Dürkoppwerk. What will everyone remember at the end of the walk?
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016, 11 AM
Bielefelder City Walk #7 with Ina Wemhöner
Besondere Konzertorte in Bielefeld
District: Bielefeld Mitte and Gadderbaum
Meeting point: Rudolf-Oetker-Halle
Duration: approx. 1,5 hours
A walk to special concert venues in Bielefeld, between mainstream and subculture, between classical music and world music, between large concert hall and chimney atmosphere. Ina Wemhöner talks about special cultural experiences and leads us to various performance places that you may not have known before.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2016, 11 AM
Bielefelder City Walk #8 with Stefanie Schwedes
Außen Wildnis Innen
District: eastern Teutoburger WaldMeeting point: Bus stop »Tierpark«, Dornbergerstraße Destination: Tierpark OlderdissenDuration: approx. 1,5 to 2 hoursSpecial remarks: Weatherproof warm clothing, shoes suitable for forest and marshes
The Teutoburg Forest belongs to Bielefeld such as the Sparrenburg or the Kesselbrink. But when did you make your last walk in the forest? Together with the artist Stefanie Schwedes, we are going through some small forest areas. On the other side of the road, we will point out the inconspicuous and the casual. It is about experiencing the forest as a piece of city-nature sensual - and at the end of the walk we will talk about your own impressions and experience.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2016, 1 PM
Bielefelder City Walk #8 with Christine Ruis and Layal Kabbas
»Wenn ich einst tot bin, Liebster«
Meeting point: Parking area Friedhof Heepen, at Vogteistrasse
Destination: Friedhof Heepen
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Special remarks: The guided walk is for young adults over 16 years of age.
A walk around the cemetery in Heepen.
»\Das Leben stirbt, aber das Sein geht weiter\« - Meister Eckehart.
Texts about the death, transience, and finitude will be performed.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2016, 2 PM
Bielefelder CityWalk # 10 feat. Theaterwerkstatt Bethel
Mobile Volxtheaterwerkstatt »WAHNS!NN« in Brackwede
2 pm, meeting point and station 1: multi-purpose room, refugee accommodation Eisenbahnstr. 29a (tram no. 1, stop »Brackweder station«)
3.15 pm, station 2: lAb Artists Unlimited, Germanenstr. 22 (Town Hall Pavilion Brackwede)
4.15 pm, station 3: Meeting place Brackwede, Hauptstr. 50-52
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Special remarks: No theatrical experience is necessary to participate in this workshop. Interested parties have the opportunity to enter and leave the workshop at any time or at the respective stations.
In cooperation with three different venues in Brackwede, the Bielefelder Kunstverein and the Bethel Theaterwerkstatt cordially invite you to an inclusive mobile theater workshop along the moving and moving main street. Impressions and finds, which are collected at the respective stations as well as on the road, will inspire to exciting and insane performances. The mobile theatrical workshop is moderated by Katrin Meyer and Daniel Rimmert, who have been collaborating with the Volxtheater for a long time.