Welcome to WOD – The Open City of Dresden! Celebrating diversity and encounters between people with different social, religious and cultural backgrounds, the arts and science institutions in Dresden invite again to meet and enjoy art at the city’s centre.
Yellow containers will be placed for ten days on Neumarkt, Altmarkt, Postplatz, and Theaterplatz – public squares which have often witnessed destruction and other acts of aggression in the past. On the occasion of remembrance of the destruction of the city of Dresden in 1945 and in keeping with the motto “Remembering & Forgetting”,
#WOD aims to reflect on the interconnections of past, present and future, on the forms of remembrance and on the relationship of freedom, identity and diversity by inviting us to experience Dresden’s central squares as places of dialogue.
From February 10th to February 19th, we invite the citizens and visitors of Dresden to experience artistic projects, to meet and become part of this initiative for the freedom of art and people, for respect and openness.
humanistic values and for an atmosphere of tolerance.
In the fall of 2014 “#WOD – Initiative for an open city of Dresden” has been founded by cultural institutions of Dresden. Its goal was and is to stand together for freedom, democracy and solidarity in an open society. In times of increasing tendencies to undermine our democracy,