What actually is the Schwankhalle? For whom is it there? Who feels at home here and who does not (yet)? In December 2022, the first »Open Schwankhalle« took place. Along with representatives of different initiatives, cooperation partners and local actors, we discussed these and further questions? Almost a year later, we would like to continue this discussion and again invite you to the »Open Schwankhalle« to look back together, expand our thoughts, develop ideas, and dream of utopias.
We ask: What has happened in the meantime? Which suggestions were we able to realize, and where is there still room for improvement? The focus is on artistic formats and forms of encounter, accesses and barriers, small and large successes, but also on existing gaps in the ongoing »Schwankhalle« process.
In open and unbiased, group-oriented discussions, we exchange ideas, learn and unlearn, organize a utopian musical request program, and take along new ideas and tasks. The exchange is moderated by the artistic directors of the Schwankhalle, Anna K. Becker and Katrin Hylla.