Breaking Records in Duisburg

by | 10. July 2018

Duisburg, Germany | On Saturday, 23 June, Duisburg’s center was transformed into an environmental market – a perfect opportunity for a few dome talks on Europe and the environment. And the dome-team had ambitious plans: Construction from 7.30 a.m., dismantling from 6.00 p.m. on and three rounds of talks in between, the maximum so far. Join us in our record-breaking program!

6.30 Cologne – Departure for three team members with the dome-van – yes, 6.30 am.

6.37 Cologne – Departure of two more builders from Ehrenfeld station by train

7.40 Duisburg – Arrival of the van with a slight delay in Königstraße – as it turns out there are two of them in Duisburg.

7.45 Duisburg – The rest of the team joins. The construction can start!

7.45 – 10.15 Duisburg – Construction. Despite the tiredness it runs like clockwork

“Sowas im öffentlichen Raum möchte ich  eigentlich viel öfter sehen, damit solche Themen auch wirklich mal gesellschaftsübergreifend diskutiert werden. […] Wenn es noch eine Diskussionsrunde gibt komme ich gleich nochmal wieder!“ Participant under the Dome in Duisburg

European Public Sphere

Video from the Dome Talk in Duisburg on 23 June 2018
11.00 – 11.30 Duisburg – Start of the first dome talk with participants from Duisburg to Dhaka and smooth transitions between German and English.

11.30 – 13.15 Duisburg – End of the talk and lunch break for the team. So much fresh air makes you hungry.

13.30 – 15.00 Duisburg – Second dome talk of the day

15.00 – 16.00 Duisburg – Short break. Time to find a place to watch the Belgium-Tunisia game, refuel with caffeine and explore the environmental market.

16.00 – 17.30 Duisburg – Final Talk of the day. A successful last round!

18.00 – 19.10 Duisburg – Dismantling time and departure of the dome-van towards home.

19.32 Duisburg – Departure of the train to Cologne with a 10-minute delay for the last two team members

20.40 Cologne – A long day comes to an end for the last builders.


Thank you, Duisburg, for all the new impressions and visions.

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