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Daydreaming the Archive

The guests are taken through an affective cartography of the city, woven between a lost and a regained sense of orientation: from someone’s narrative of childhood memories of war in Bosnia in a Frankfurt doll clinic to the conjuring of someone else’s Buenos Aires through opera singing in the streets of Bornheim, from redoing, at Frankfurt’s main cemetery, the steps walked many times in different latitudes to soundscapes that speak of lost, failed or awaited photographs from family and city archives.


Daydreaming the Archive is an (im)possible collaboration of a group of artists and post_migrants, who fail to meet as one group because of the pandemic and working conditions. Walking through the city they inquire into daydreaming as place-making in an urban space, how dislocated memories yield other ways of inhabiting the city, and how post_migrants become travelers in their own city.

It's possible to start at either Bornheim U Höhenstraße (only at 15:00) or at Hauptfriedhof (at 15:00 and 16:00).

Duration: Approx. 2h30

It's pay as you wish but reservation is required as places are limited: 

Project initiator: Diana De Fex
Co-Choreographers and facilitators: Olga Popova, Felipe dos Santos, Barbara Galego, Diana De Fex
Participants co-creators: Khabeer Singh, Debo Seabra, Dajana Kubat, Sol Crespo, Walter Castillo, and Bergie (pronounced ber-hy)
Dramaturgy research phase: Alice Nogueira
Dramaturgy production phase: Maria Tsitroudi
Mediator: Robert Klement

Film team: Khabeer Singh, Arnab, Luis Tutalcha, Tracey Parsons, Agni.
Production Management Consulting: Carmen Salinas
Website Design: Evelyn Rodriguez
Poster Image: Laura Bernhardt
Website Image: Olga Popova
Logo Design: Fabián Andrés Franco Márquez

In cooperation with studioNAXOS, with the support of NPN-STEPPING OUT NEUSTART KULTUR, Frankfurt Kulturamt, Frankfurt's Amt für multikulturelle Angelegenheiten (AMKA), Hessische Theaterakademie (HTA), Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft (GHG) and ID_Tanzhaus Frankfurt Rhein-Main.


  • Radio play / Audio work
  • Premiere
©Olga Popova