Opening: 6 May 2017, 11 am – 21 pm

Public program: 6 May-18 June 2017

Audio equipment loan and project Info-Point: Station Park, Bolzano,
open Thursday to Sunday from 4pm to 8pm.

Duration of audio-guide: approximately 20 minutes.


YOU ARE BUT YOU ARE NOT is an audio-guide on the theme of borders and hospitality. The guide is trilingual (German, Italian and English), in three chapters, and is conceived as a permanent audio track for the city of Bolzano.

YOU ARE BUT YOU ARE NOT is a project by the geographer Kolar Aparna and the artist Beatrice Catanzaro and is curated and produced by Lungomare in the context of their long-term residency 2016-2017. The script of the audio-guide was written by Elena Pugliese.

YOU ARE BUT YOU ARE NOT interconnects research on migration with cultural production, moves between reality and fiction, and is the result of participative research and work practices with the civil society, activists, reserachers, representatives of NGOs and refugees from the area around Bolzano. The audio-guide follows a given route in the public space of the city of Bolzano. It starts at Bolzano train station and moves along the “margins” of the city, passing through the area of the train station to the Rosegger Park, opposite the police central station (questura). The listener is guided by a narrating voice, which interlaces facts with metaphors, and reflects on the shifting of boundaries and the emergence of biographies, as well as on the conditions of hosting and becoming refugee in Europe. The voice of the narrator overlaps with the sounds of the city and changes perception of urban space and its passers-by.
The piece aims to offer a reflective journey filtered by emotions produced by asylum procedures. Its creators aim to offer a journey in which the listerner is constantly also responsible to the production of the audio-guide in its performance, rather than forced into a fixed condition.


6 May 2017 – from 11 am to 21 pm

Bahnhofspark Bozen / Parco della Stazione Bolzano

Audio equipment loan and project Info-Point

Bahnhofspark Bozen / Parco della Stazione Bolzano


11 am
Greeting and introduction
with Kolar Aparna (geographer)
Beatrice Catanzaro (artist)
Lungomare (curators of the project)
Greetings: Philipp Achammer (Landesrat für Deutsche Bildung und Kultur und für Integration), Sandro Repetto (Assessore alle Politiche Sociali, alla Cultura ed al Patrimonio), Christian Tommasini (Primo Vicepresidente della Provincia – Scuola, formazione professionale e cultura italiana, edilizia e cooperative, opere pubbliche)

12 pm, 14 pm, 18 pm
Dialogic guides
with Kolar Aparna (geographer)
Beatrice Catanzaro (artist)
Efrem Mehbrahtu Gebreab (geographer)
Elena Pugliese (author, biographer)

16 pm
Round table
with Antenne Migranti – monitoring along the route of the Brennero
Kolar Aparna (geographer)
Beatrice Catanzaro (artist)
Claudia Pretto (jurist)
Chiara Rabini (responsible for refugees and asylum seekers for the city of Bolzano-Bozen)
Alessandro Verona (Intersos)
moderation: Stephan Wallisch (journalist)
-> In case of rain the round table will be held in the park of the hotel Laurin.

19 pm
(Farhad Sidiqi – vocals, Riccardo Ferrara – guitar, Girisha Fernando – bass, synths)
Afghanistan / Germany
-> In case of rain the concert will be held in the park of the hotel Laurin.

Food and drinks
Cucina Cultura

Programme and intervention

In addition to guided tours for educational institutions, there will be a free guided tour open to the public every Thursday at 6.30 pm. The audio guide will finish at the project’s installation, designed by Messner Architects office in the Station Park and will be followed by a discussion with an expert and a moderator on specific topics relating to the YOU ARE BUT YOU ARE NOT project. In addition, guided tours can be arranged for groups at any time. The installation will become a meeting place and venue for the duration of the programme, with talks, workshops and concerts.


06.05.2017 – 18.06.2017

Every Thursday at 6.30 pm thematic events

Bakary Darboe (artisan)
Lungomare (curators of the project)
-> In case of rain the event will be held in the park of the hotel Laurin.

Chiara Bongiorno (advocate)
Thomas Brancaglion (legal adviser)
-> In case of rain the event will be held at Biblioteca Culture del Mondo.

Adel Jabbar (sociologist)
-> In case of rain the event will be held in the park of the hotel Laurin.

Marco Angelucci (press association Bozen)
Matteo Moretti (professor, unibz)
-> In case of rain the event will be held at Biblioteca Culture del Mondo.

Matteo De Checchi (Collettivo Mamadou)
Walter Lorenz (professor, unibz)
Lea Mair, Caroline von Hohenbühl (Bahngleis 1)
Serenella Margotti, Annamaria Molin (Scioglilingua)
-> In case of rain the event will be held in the park of the hotel Laurin.

Kolar Aparna (geographer)
Beatrice Catanzaro (artist)
Sunday Dona (artisan)
Oumar Kande (mediator)
-> In case of rain the event will be held at Biblioteca Culture del Mondo.

Practical information

The Info-Point in the Station Park will be open from Thursday to Sunday between 4 pm and 8 pm. During these hours, audio players can be borrowed free of charge.
From 18 June, the audio-guide will be published and available publicly on a digital platform on the Internet. However, the audio devices will continue to be available for loan at various points in the city (tourist office, etc.). Additional information material on the project will also be available to visitors.



Kolar Aparna

is a geographer who lives and works in Nijmegen (NL). She works as a researcher at the Nijmegen Center for Border Research at Radboud University. In her current research she questions the limitations of the prevailing discourse about admission and hospitality, as well as current approaches to asylum, migration and borders.

 Beatrice Catanzaro

is an artist who lives and works in Milan (I). She is currently a PhD candidate at Oxford Brookes University. In her work, Catanzaro is concerned with participatory projects related to a social and political dynamic. Of particular importance is the project “Bait al Karama” (House of Dignity) in Nablus, a city in the Palestinian territory, where the artist lived for several years and created this first women’s centre.

Information and registration for guided tours

Information about the project:

Contact: Stephanie von Gelmini / +39 333 5209930


Curated and produced by
(Angelika Burtscher, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Lisa Mazza)

A project by
Kolar Aparna (geographer)
Beatrice Catanzaro (artist)

Efrem Mehbrahtu Gebreab (geographer)
Claudia Pretto (jurist)
Elena Pugliese (author, biographer)
Francesco Strocchi (historian of the Roman Historiography)

In collaboration with
Benno Baumgarten (Museum of Nature South Tyrol)
Giancarlo Boggio (Binario 1)
Barbara Bogoni
Chiara Bongiorno (lawyer)
Thomas Brancaglion (legal adviser)
Luigi Cardascia (Associazione River Equipe, Bozen-Bolzano)
Iain Chambers (Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”)
Michele Fucich (mediator)
Oumar Kande (artisan)
Eliana Muraro (Binario 1)
Anastasia Routou (Associazione Volontarius, Bozen-Bolzano)
Dona Sunday (artisan)
Leonhard Voltmer (Caritas, Bozen-Bolzano)

Text by: Elena Pugliese
Voice (Italian): Andrea Castelli
Voice (English, German): Johann Nikolussi
Editing: Stefano Bernardi
Translations: Maxi Obexer (German), Simon Turner (English)

Production assistant
Stephanie von Gelmini
Adrian Luncke

Chiara Bongiorno, Sunday Dona, Michele Fucich, Oumar Kande, Caroline Khuen Belasi, Farid Kaplan

Participants public program
Marco Angelucci (Press association Bozen)
Chiara Bongiorno (advocate)
Thomas Brancaglion (legal adviser)
Bakary Darboe (artisan)
Darifar (Farhad Sidiqi, Riccardo Ferrara, Girisha Fernando)
Matteo De Checchi (Collettivo Mamadou)
Sunday Dona (artisan)
Caroline von Hohenbühl (Binario 1)
Adel Jabbar (sociologist)
Oumar Kande (mediator)
Walter Lorenz (professor, unibz)
Lea Mair (Binario 1)
Serenella Margotti (Scioglilingua)
Annamaria Molin (Scioglilingua)
Matteo Moretti (professor, unibz)
Claudia Pretto (jurist)
Chiara Rabini (responsible for refugees and asylum seekers for the city of Bolzano)
Alessandro Verona (Intersos)
Stephan Wallisch (journalist)
Antenne Migranti – monitoring along the Brennero route

Texts by: Kolar Aparna, Angelika Burtscher, Beatrice Catanzaro, Roberto Gigliotti, Daniele Lupo, Lisa Mazza, Elena Pugliese
Translations:  Eva Dewes (German), Ada Arduini (Italian), Simon Turner (English)
Foto / Photo tessera hospitalis: Stephanie von Gelmini

Graphic design / Web design
Manuel Ehrenfeld, Ema Cima (

Installation in the Public Space
Messner Architects

Simone Gelmini
Sara Zolla

Thank you
Marco Baroni, Matthias Baur, Paolo Boccagni, Simone Bracalente, Sabrina Bussani, Federica Dalla Pria, Huda Degu, Manuel Donadi, Huib Ernste, Filmon Estifanos, Mamadou Gaye, Georg Hofer, Brita Köhler, Franz Kompatscher, Tommaso Leporati, Giulia Levi, Roberta Medda-Windischer, Lea Mair, Johanna Mitterhofer, Massimiliano Monnecchi, Olivier (for leaving the book on Medea by the window), Chiara Onestini, Chiara Paoli, Claudia Polizzi and Stefano Riba, Anastasia Routou, Shelley Sacks, Joris Schapendonk and Henk Van Houtum from Nijmegen, Beatrice Tedeschi, Karl Tragust, Monika Weissensteiner, Verena Wisthaler.

With the support

Autonome Provinz Bozen-Südtirol / Provincia Autonoma Bolzano-Alto Adige

Robert Bosch Stiftung / Fondazione Robert Bosch

Gemeinde Bozen / Comune di Bolzano

Autonome Region Trentino-Südtirol / Regione Autonoma Trentino-Alto Adige

Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse / Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio

Parkhotel Laurin


With the patronage of UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees