“couchsurfin’ the world” will be exhibited this month.
The exhibition showing parts of the book of the same title in large size will be opened on the 26th of April from 2 pm at “Verdüsungsgebäude” within “Internationale Gartenschau 2013” in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg.
Of course I will be present during the opening. I am looking foreward to meet you there!
The idea is convincing: Offer strangers the chance to stay on your couch and in return allowing you to crash for free on couches anywhere in world. The system is called “couchsurfing” and it currently counts for almost 6 million members worldwide. For his photography project Malte Jäger accompanied different couchsurfers on their journeys through the living rooms of strangers in five very different regions of the world (Africa, Central Asia, Brazil, India and the USA). People who are only looking for a free place to stay are on the wrong track among couchsurfers, the idea of couchsurfing is a cultural exchange and an opportunity to get to know new cultures and people. The sightseeing that is typical of mass tourism is revolutionised here and instead becomes “life-seeing”. The most important thing over all, is to have lots of fun whilst “surfing”. This is visualized in Malte Jägers images shown in the exhibition “couchsurfin’ the world” at Internationale Gartenschau 2013 in Hamburg.
The exhibition will be opened on the 26th of April 2013 from 2 pm in “Verdüsungsgebäude” at IGS 2013, entrance “west”. Duration will be from the 26th of April to 26th of May 2013. Opening hours are daily from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
The book “couchsurfin’ the world” with texts and images by Malte Jäger is published by Edition Braus Berlin. It contains 400 images on 208 pages for 24,95 Euro.
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or at the exhibition in this place:
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This is how it looks a day before the opening: