“The Walks” is an app with a collection of audio walks – presented on HAU4 − whose stories and soundscapes are global in scope. After Alpbach, Borgia/Catanzaro, Bucharest, Cleveland, Dresden, Hamburg, Milan and Saarbrücken now it’s Berlin’s turn to show the HAU co-production. Each walk is a short audio experience for a specific place in your city and an invitation to rediscover and interact with your environment.
“The Walks” connects people around the world in a local experience via the fundamental human action of walking.
Walking in public gained new meaning with the COVID-19 pandemic. An ancient, daily ritual became an integral part of the new normality. People meet, walk, stroll through neighborhoods, play in landscapes, and perceive their environment anew with every stride.
“The Walks” understands walking as a theatrical scenario – an audio-guided walk in parks, a staged walk in supermarkets or timed interactions on riverbanks. In every city, voices, sounds, and music turn familiar places into sites and landscapes into stages step by step through storytelling, dialogical situations, choreographic discoveries, or musical and rhythmic variations on walking. The title of every walk indicates where or how to do it: “Walk for a cemetery,” “Walk along the water,” or “Walk for a traffic island.”