Symposium: Festivals as Free Spaces

Between Artistic, Political and Social Strategies
In English

Team des Performing Arts Festival & Guests

The symposium Festivals as Free Spaces introduces various festivals and discusses the influence and creative power as well as the societal role of the event format with invited international experts.

Schedule of Events

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Festivals between art market and civil society 
A speech by Inge Ceustermans (The Festival Academy)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Festivals as places for political action
A speech by Florian Malzacher (curator of contemporary performance art, author, dramaturg)

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
The festival a place of local transformation

A speech by Gilly Karjevsky (72 Hour Urban Action)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Table conversations: Festivals introduce themselves and their work for society

With, amongst others:
Tatiana Deshko (Golden Mask Festival, Russland)
Veronika Skliarova (Parade Fest, Ukraine)
Gritt Uldall-Jessen (Det Frie Felts Festival, Denmark)
Dagmara Gumkowska (KONTRAPUNKT, Poland, tbc)
Zvonimir Dobrovic (Perforations Festival, Croatia)
Kerem Halbrecht (Co-Director, 72 Hour Urban Action, Germany) 
Veselin Dimov (ACT Festival, Bulgaria)
Adriana Světlíková & Petr Pola (Malá Inventura, Tschechien)

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Festival Lunch
All visiting industry professionals, artists and guests are invited to deepen their conversations with the festival directors over the course of a shared lunch.

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Festivals between Artistic Freedom and Societal Responsibility

The discussion will reflect upon the results of the day, shed light upon the differences and similarities between the various festival strategies and question the role of festivals between artistic freedom and societal responsibility.

Inge Ceustermans (The Festival Academy)
Veronika Skliarova (Parade Fest)

Wilma Renfordt (Impulse Theater Festival)

Nadine Vollmer (Dramaturgin)

Playing times
Th 30.05 11:00
Event notes

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Haus der Statistik

Karl-Marx-Allee 1, 10178 Berlin