Reading the City / Describing the City. A virtual exhibition

Veröffentlicht am 13 Apr 2023

Reading the City / Describing the City. This is the title of the interdisciplinary excursion seminar at the University of Tübingen, which dealt with the city of Novi Sad in the winter semester 2022/23. The seminar was led by Prof. Dr. Reinhard Johler and PD Dr. Daniela Simon.

Fifteen students travelled to Novi Sad, which has been considered a city of diversity since its foundation as a free royal city in 1748. Its first name "Neoplanta" was translated into its own language by the people who came from all over Europe: Novi Sad or Нови Сад, Neusatz, Újvidék and Nový Sad. The field research focused on the question of the influence of the Capital of Culture title on individual aspects of city life. We examined current representations of the city, searched for traces of its history and asked its inhabitants about their ideas for the future. Located in the heart of the European cultural area, but not part of the European Union, this aspect seemed important to our interpretations of the city's art, politics and culture. We visited the museums, the university, public places and institutions. We listened to music, talked to students, local residents and tourism experts. We visited bars and restaurants, met artists and admired the mighty Danube. The virtual exhibition is the result of these observations and conversations in this young and dynamic city.


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