Wherever people come together, power is at play. Spaces without power do not exist: Even the concept of a »non-curated space« is just a particular form of curation backed by a powerful idea that's managed to prevail.
The stronger a theatre's profile is, the more precise its decisions must be. Power's potential to define unfolds itself through decisions. But how are these decisions made in theatres?
The ideals of independent work aren't compatible with autocratic structures, and yet, these structures still appear in many of the institutions in the independent scene. What should the ideal independent institution look like? How would it be led? Make decisions? In what structures? How are responsibilities shared and tasks organised? How does such an organisation assert itself within its environment, with regard to politics and the public? Who's involved and who isn't?
This session by Matthias Schulze-Kraft, member of the board of the German Association of Independent Performing Arts and artistic director of the LICHTHOF Theater Hamburg, searches for possible answers to these and similar questions, investigates models and possibilities, begins the journey toward a structure that fulfils our ideas of (artistic) freedom, autonomy, participation, diversity, justice and equality.
In German only. Registration for this event is closed, please ask about vacant places at the info desk.