Welcome City Group (2015-2017)

To research possibilities, conditions and ways of arriving in a new city, Paula Hildebrandt founded the Welcome City Group. Newcomers and inhabitants, citizens and non-citizens met and assembled for different occasions and activities at different places within the urban space in Hamburg. The Welcome City Group provided a label and at the same time the frame for an improbable assembly of different people to explore their rights and responsibilities, the current conditions of arriving and joining a group or becoming a citizen. The group has appeared, inter alia, as a hen night in St. Pauli, as shopping kings and queens on Jungfernstieg, on the outdoor fitness trail around the Alster and during the official Night Of Knowledge. Paula Hildebrandt, Welcome City Group, 2016, Hamburg