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Artist Talk: While We Walk, Utrecht Chapter at Utrecht University

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Artist after-talk and Q&A session with the students of Master Contemporary Theatre, Dance & Dramaturgy, Utrecht University.

Does the city belong to you? Or do you belong to the city? Does the historical centre of Utrecht gives you a sense of ownership, or do you feel more at home in other parts of the city?

Artist Nikita Maheshwary walked through New Delhi, Tilburg and Sofia with women of different religion, race, age and culture and asked them how the city shaped their everyday live and sense of belonging. Now, she is in Utrecht and opens up her project to everyone. So join her on one of her a one-on-one ‘walking conversations’ to discuss your sense of belonging. The collective knowledge and impressions of these walks will evolve into a growing installation of memories, anecdotes, objects, and sounds, that will be shown throughout the festival

This three-day performance installation work at What You See Festival is an urge to explore the sense of belonging & ownership citizens feel towards their city. The urgency manifests from the growing trend of monoculture and its implications on public space, society and a city's heritage institutions.