Atelier “Tools for Transformation”

The EDN Atelier will take place on July 7-8, 2022 in Dresden. Atelier is opened to EDN members and others. Registration deadline is June 15, 2022.The EDN Atelier in Dresden, co-organised and hosted by HELLERAU. The EDN Atelier will take place on 7 & 8 July 2022 in Dresden, in the context of the “Cool Down” Festival of the Alliance of International Production Houses, dedicated to the environmental and sustainability questions and artistic practices in connection to climate change.

Together with artists and colleagues from theatres, public administrations and funding institutions, we will deal with these questions: how can abstract topics such as climate change, environmental destruction or extractivism be treated artistically? Do these topics also change artistic approaches, methods, the relation to the audience or the handling of time? In a second part, we would like to raise the question of how different cultural institutions, e.g. production houses, festivals, and foundations, can address these issues – which transformation processes are already taking place, how are these initiated and what models and strategies are there? And do these strategies differ in the individual regions and countries?

In the Atelier, we will address these questions using practical examples, in which artists as well as representatives of cultural institutions will present their own practices and questions and discuss these together with the participants. 

We can already confirm the following guest speakers: Franziska Pierwoss (artist, DE), Sebastian Brünger (German Federal Culture Foundation), Kieron Jinna (choreographer, ZA), Romuald Krężel, René Alejandro Huari Mateus (artists, PL/CO/DE), Ulrike Cadot-Knorr (City of Dresden).

Additionally, there will be the opportunity for participants to see some productions in the context of the festival “Claiming Common Spaces IV: Cool Down”, as well as to get in touch with artists and organisers in Dresden and HELLERAU.

Atelier is opened to EDN members and others.

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