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Hernalser Hauptstraße
Hernals | October 2008—March 2010

An open-ended exploration of the city

A city or street are more than the blueprints drawn by an architect, more than what the urban planners decide on, and what sociologists research. In a series of projects that took place during the program ›Living streets‹ (Lebendige Straßen), trafo.K, in collaboration with artists and various initiatives, took a closer look at small ways in which parts of the city have been claimed for specific uses and persons.

Living Streets Day
Exploring the city based on an audio guide put together by Marty Huber and David Salomonowitz.

MP3 players were distributed to the participants, an audio guide to accompany them on their walk along Hernalser Hauptstraße. The participants were encouraged to take pictures of their impressions, things they find interesting or confusing.

Street and Language
Which voices and sounds make up the public space? What is heard? What is passed by without notice? A soundscape is inscribed into the street.

A sound installation based on interviews conducted on Hernalser Hauptstraße suggests that the listener hear the space differently.

In collaboration with Ingrid Draxl, Martin Reiterer und Andrea Krakora (trans/scripte), trafo.K set out to research the topic ›Street and Language.‹

The audio installation can be heard in front of the project space on Hernalser Hauptstraße 49.

Project leader: Renate Höllwart, Charlotte Martinz-Turek
Project team: David Salomonowitz, Wolfgang Oblasser