Windows is a piece of participatory outdoor theatre, where local residents and visitors answer a series of questions on topics ranging from local to existential issues.

Residents are given coloured lights to display their answers in their windows. Visitors can participate as the street is lit to enable them to answer questions by moving between colours. Throughout the evening series of theatre and dance performances are performed related to the topics of the questions.

An inspiration for the project came from San Sebastian / Donostia where we learned that people protested against a new law by hanging garbage bags from their balconies. As people often feel their views are not being heard, the windows of their homes can be used as a highly visible way for them to express their opinions. The collective visibility making the answers impossible to ignore.

The artists come from around Europe and will work with the local communities to generate a new series of questions with local relevance in each city.

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