What is this Schwankhalle really? For whom does it exist? Who feels at home here and who does not (yet)? Shortly after the start of the season with a new team of directors, we would like to practice the art of assembly. In table talks with local actors and initiatives, we will discuss the art that we want to make and present, the hurdles that need to be cleared, and the freedoms that must be defended. Among other things, we will talk about accesses and barriers, fun and politics, safe spaces and the numeous intersections of these topics.
In result-open, group-oriented and moderated discussions we want to exchange and get to know each other, learn together and unlearn together, formulate wishes, record ideas and name demands. The table discussions will take place in cooperation with Melmun Bajarchuu, who will also be the moderator.
Melmun Bajarchuu works at the intersection of art, theory, and politics as a thinker and discourse partner, taking on diverse roles in collaborative artistic processes, including critical companion, curator, and production manager. She is driven by the desire for diversity in artistic expression and the questioning of existing structures and associated power relations and exclusion mechanisms. She is particularly interested in the interweaving of theories and practices in the context of post-structuralist, post- and decolonial, as well as queerfeminist issues. She is involved in the Initiative for Solidarity in Theatre and with the produktionsbande for intersectional perspectives and fairer working conditions in the performing arts. Since 2020, she has been working as a peer-to-peer consultant in the field of anti-discrimination at the Performing Arts Program Berlin (PAP).
from 11:00 am: Arrival with coffee & tea
12:00–4:00 pm: Table Talks
Between 1:00 and 3:00 pm there will be vegan/vegetarian food in the foyer.