The doctoral thesis was developed and published at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar. In it, the audio walk is examined on a theoretical and practical basis. The first part of the thesis is dedicated to the audio walk as an artistic format. It analyzes which components work together and how, so that the performance - and its characteristically intense effect - can unfold. In the second part, the audio walk is considered as an experimental mobile method for artistic research. The focus is on how the artistic format can be used to address specific questions with a selected group of people. A series of audio walk experiments was developed with the intention to demonstrate this idea. The collaboration with a group of women who recently emigrated to Germany serves as a case study for the method developed by the artist.