Ports are no longer the “world in our cities” (Stefan Zweig), but a “world in our minds” (Florian Beckerhoff).
The project “World in minds” is an artistic approach to the ports of Hamburg, Antwerp in Belgium, Le Havre in France and Istanbul in Turkey. The history and present of the four ports, as well as the frequency of tankers entering and leaving, are the content basis of the project and complement each other in their interplay. What does a port mean to a city and how has the development of the ports proceeded. Ships used to sail directly into cities, the port was part of the city. Nowadays, access to the port is strictly controlled and accessible only to authorized people. The project brings together the past, present and future of the four ports and tanker traffic. Stories are created about the ports and their visitors, about other worlds, ideas and exchange.