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Festival & conference: Interventionen. Refugees in arts & education

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Info   Registration for the conference (deadline 10/05/2015), performance tickets and current program: www.interventionen-berlin.de

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More than 200,000 people have applied for asylum in Germany in 2014. The related issues continue to dominate politics and media: Fear of the "strange" comes across on one hand while compassion and solidarity with the refugees resonate on the other.

In the search of new forms of collaboration and living together for a society of immigration a variety of cultural education projects are being developed. They are dealing with the subjects of arriving and remaining as well as aiming to achieve structural changes.

INTERVENTIONS invite protagonists with and without fugitive backgrounds from all over Germany in order to work on sustainable perspectives for cultural and educational work. The goal is to do everything possible to weave the realities of refugees into one common fabric, part of our society's everyday life.

PROGRAM

OPENING & OPEN STAGE REVUE 11/06, 7 - 9 pm

Young adults are going to take over the stage at the festival opening. Those who have arrived in Germany recently perform with those who have been living here for quite some time. In addition to the contributions from Berlin, adolescents from all over the country are able to showcase their talents. Afterwards there will be an opening party with open mic.

Curated by:

Alfred Mehnert (Musician, Berlin), Ange da Costa (Singer, Angola/Kongo/Berlin)

CONFERENCE 12/06, 10 am - 6 pm

In five parallel running workshops, experts on cultural education ask adolescents, adults, newcomers, artists: How do projects, social structures or campaigns consider the competencies and needs of refugees and asylum seekers and who takes on which role? The conference is to be understood as a ""reality check"" in order to develop constructive perspectives for the future. The results are presented in a plenary session.

Curated by:

Nevroz Duman (Jugendliche ohne Grenzen/Pro Asyl, Hanau), Tschingis Sülejmanov (Jugendliche ohne Grenzen/BBZ, Berlin), Pauline Henze (Jugendliche ohne Grenzen, Berlin), Mohammed Jouni (Jugendliche ohne Grenzen, Berlin), Susanne Stemmler (Cultural scientist, Berlin)

Performance 12/06, 7:30 pm

In "coming of age oder was heißt erwachsen werden"" a group of young Berliners and fugitives tinker with their coming of age. In German with Arabic surtitles.

Theater an der Parkaue (Berlin)

FESTIVAL 13/06, 12 - 0 am

The festival presents a variety of different artistic project approaches. Each presentation provides opportunities for further discussion. The opening and closing of the festival will be highlighted by three musical interventions in which young people have worked together with Bernadette La Hengst, Peter Fox and Heinz Ratz

Curated by:
Anna Zosik (eck_ik büro für arbeit mit kunst)

FACTS
German will be the primary language. However, the team of language experts will help to communicate.
All events are free of charge, except tickets for Friday 12/06 7:30 pm: admission 3,50 Euro

Additional venues:
AWO Refugium Askanierring, Askanierring, 71 a, 13587 Berlin-Spandau
ORWOhaus, Frank-Zappa-Str. 19, 12681 Berlin-Marzahn

In collaboration with: AlarmTheater (Bielefeld) / AWO Landesverband Berlin e. V. / Berlin Mondiale / Bernadette La Hengst (Berlin) / boat people projekt (Göttingen) / Ev. Kirchenkreis Berlin-Stadtmitte / Gangway e. V. (Berlin) / GfZK (Leipzig) / GRIPS Theater (Berlin) / Hajusom (Hamburg) / Heinz Ratz (Kiel) / Jugendliche ohne Grenzen / Jugendtheaterbüro - Refugee Club Impulse (Berlin) / Lydia Ziemke/Suite42 (Berlin) / Peter Fox + BÄM! Drumline (Berlin) / Ratschlag Kulturelle Vielfalt / Theater an der Parkaue (Berlin) / Weltküche (Berlin) / zakk (Düsseldorf) / Zirkus Cabuwazi (Berlin) and many more.

Interventions 2015 is organized by Kulturprojekte Berlin and funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media by the order of the German Bundestag and the Senate Chancellery Cultural Affairs.

Media partners: taz, Alex TV, multicult.fm and Kubinaut.

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