The Grand Tour of EUtopia
Relocating across memory to critique the contemporary European Union. The Grand Tour of EUtopia is a modern pilgrimage critiquing the role of the European Union in modern Europe. Exploring protective nationalism and promoting transnational empathy by evoking compassion through the exploration of climate, community, culture, development, and geography.
The final destination of the tour develops a dialog between the European Union and Thyborøn. A town rich in history and part of Denmark’s extensive habitat protection area.
Pilgrim’s bring the ingredients to confront their own past and future within the EU, becoming a part of a landscape that connects them to each other and the environment. The final stop of the tour is manifested in a series of archives collecting the diplomatic, intellectual, cultural, political, economic, and social history of the individuals of the EU. Pilgrims are encouraged to connect over food and drink, and release ‘gifts’ of their memories back to the Union.