Structural Stream: Panel | Keynote Speech | Dialogue – RADICALISM

Industry Get-Together
25. Oktober 2021 | 11:00 -

Structural Stream: Panel | Keynote Speech | Dialogue – RADICALISM

The questions and demands regarding structural solutions and radical systematic changes are getting louder and louder. At the same time, a desire for rules and regulations persists, as well as the utopian belief in bureaucracy. But how do we, in fact, achieve a fluid, diverse and socially just society with established, fixed rules? We will stream our discourse programming from Acker Stadt Palast every day from October 25 to October 28 as a primary programming focus, using it to thoroughly examine this apparent paradox both in terms of cultural policy as well as conceptually. It will begin every day with a cultural policy panel discussion that will be followed by a keynote speech at lunchtime and close at the end of the afternoon with a dialogue focusing on specific daily topics.


Initially, radicalism and rules seem like opposing forces. Whoever follows the rules can’t be radical and vice versa. Is this really true? To begin our exploration, we have asked ourselves what areas we would like to be radical in and whether rethinking things absolutely has to mean making a break with the existing conditions.

11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Panel discussion with, amongst others, Antigone Akgün (performer / writer / dramaturg), Sebastian Brünger (Kulturstiftung des Bundes, the German Federal Cultural Foundation) and Gerhild Steinbuch (author), moderated by Mirjam Schaub (philosopher, journalist)

1:00 to 1:20 pm
Lunchtime keynote speech by Şeyda Kurt (journalist / writer / curator)

2:30 to 4:00 pm
Dialogue between Marietheres Jesse (CHICKS* performance collective) and Anja Kerschkewicz (Frauen und Fiktion)