The installation “The disappearing wall” will be inaugurated at the Hay Festival Segovia on 18.9. at 12 noon. The Mayoress of Segovia Clara Luquero will remove the first wooden block and read out the phrase engraved on it. She will be followed by Wolfgang Dold, Ambassador of Germany to Spain. Whether it’s a quote from Hannah Arendt, a lyric from a Beatles tune or a statement by the Hungarian Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertész, in local competitions, the Goethe-Institut asked people in ten European countries for their favourite quote from European high and pop culture. The quotes submitted reflect the linguistic and intellectual diversity of Europe and are now being engraved in the original language and in a translated version on 6,000 wooden blocks. They will be made visible as an installation called “Disappearing Walls”. From August 2020, these installations will be set up in central public locations in participating countries.

Organiser: Federal Foreign Office (with missions abroad)

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Event location

Plaza Mayor, 40001 Segovia


Deutsche Botschaft Madrid