«Urban Nature» is a performative installation by the Rimini Protokoll theatre company that will transform your view of life in cities.
Just like you were in a film, Urban Nature offers you the chance to walk onto film sets, pass through a series of fictional places and put yourself in the shoes of one of the seven characters in the work: a professor of economic and environmental history; an entrepreneur in new economies linked to technology and cities; a young woman who used to live on the streets; a girl from the Raval district; a worker in the underground economy; a prison guard and a financial adviser.
The unexpected is part of the genetic make-up of Rimini Protokoll. Taking part in a Rimini Protokoll plays means diving into unconventional experiences, daring to become part of a unique cultural experiment.
«Urban Nature» opens up the debate about public or private management of natural resources such as water, the right to decent housing, the boom in new economies and forms of work, the viewpoints of younger generations and the huge levels of inequality between inhabitants of the same city.
Rimini Protokoll is a theatre company that’s been in operation for over 20 years on all five continents, with a plethora of international awards to its name, made up of Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel. For Urban Nature it continues its successful long-term collaboration with scenographer Dominic Huber. It blends languages and disciplines in its projects, tackling controversial social topics and current affairs.
«Urban Nature» is a production of Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona–CCCB and Rimini Apparat. a commitment to experimentation that takes video, exhibition and theatre formats to their limits.
Concept / Text / Direction: Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel
Concept / Scenography: Dominic Huber