On Wednesday April 30th, we attended Chalmers Cortege event with a few of my friends at the University. Sure, we all knew Easter was pretty much over with all its memories in Sweden, spring getting done and summer drawing closer already, but all these didn’t stop us from enjoying more memorable events on this land. This was my first event that I attended in Sweden with such a large crowed, all of us were treated to the fullest with this greatest historic even that is always performed annually.
What is Chalmers Cortège?
The Chalmers Cortège is an annual parade held always on the 30th April by students of Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. It’s comprised of students’ performance that depicts significant events that happened in the past few months or years.The art event that includes physical models are carried by trucks passing through Gothenburg city sandwiched with bands in a ceremonial way. Thousands of spectators gather along designated streets and are treated with these models within the city.The event which has turned to be Chalmers tradition is traced to have started way back in 1909.
Preparation and design
Participating students first get involved in a brainstorming exercise to come up with the topics before it’s passed to the event committee for approval. Once its passed, students then get engaged in the actual production process and during the event day its moved around designated route within the city. Some are transported on trucks while others have been designed with wheels and engines making them able to move on the road.
Treat yourself with a few of the event photos, some of the depictions made world headlines and you can use it to test your memory about the world affairs.
And the smart band comes in!