Class Exchange (2015)

Class Exchange is a research project in which children from two primary school classes in two very different neighbourhoods of the city (one rich and one poor) swap places for a day and experience the everyday lives of the children of the other class in their school and their social environment (youth centres, playgrounds, families). In preparation for the exchange, each class produces a travel guide for the other class, including a site map as well as recommendations and tips for the respective school and neighbourhood. In this Improbable Assembly, primary school students, who would otherwise never meet within their city, can encounter each other in the context of theatre. Esther Pilkington/Sibylle Peters/FUNDUS THEATER/Theatre of Research, Class Exchange, 2015, Hamburg