Two hours with a stranger: can these questions open up a city?
A monthly meetup at one of Vienna’s traditional coffeehouses encourages strangers to push past small talk and aims to forge connections in the city – and a new culture of conversation
Karim Emile Bitar
« The “conversation meal” concept was pioneered by the British historian and philosopher Theodore Zeldin at Oxford University, who sought to connect strangers “starved of conversation which is not just superficial chat, or gossip ... or shop talk. »