Kulturfestival

11. – 23. Feb 2015

DRESDEN: OPEN TO THE WORLD / Culture Festival in Containers

Locations:

  • Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

    Container #1 Kunsthaus Dresden – Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst

    Container #2 Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen gemeinnützige GmbH

  • Postplatz

    Container #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus

    Container #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus / Projektraum Hole of Fame

  • Schlossplatz

    Container #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater

    Container #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen Sachsen

Welcome to a city open to the world! Dresden’s cultural and scientific institutions invite you to a spontaneous culture festival in the old quarter of Dresden from February 12 through 23. In the frame of #WOD – Initiative weltoffenes Dresden, an initiative for Dresden as a place open to the world, we light a beacon for a city in which people of various cultures and religions live together and enrich the town with an active and inspiring dialogue.

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  • Wed, 11. Feb 2015

    • #1 Kunsthaus, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

    • #2 Schlösserland Sachsen, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

    • #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus, Place: Postplatz

    • #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum CGC / Hole of Fame, Place: Postplatz

    • #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater, Place: Schlossplatz

      12am – 3pm
      Performance
      urban stories
      Who is strange – I am the stranger, or are the others strange? Is the Unknown a gift or is it just exhausting? Do I keep the Unknown at a distance or do I make it my own ?
      You are kindly invited, to tell us your most peculiar anecdotes of being strange and feeling strange.The artists of the collective will type them for you and others seite 30: urban stories for type writers. (seite30)
    • #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen, Place: Schlossplatz

  • Thu, 12. Feb 2015

    • #1 Kunsthaus, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      Opening
      12am – 5pm
      [MIGRATION]
      Deniz Sözen: Home Stories / Public Diary Project: Kabuki Kebab Alternative title: 26. May 2008 Pitfield Str. (2008-2010), 11 min
    • #2 Schlösserland Sachsen, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      Opening
      12am – 5pm
      Exhibition
      Manaf Halbouni : Entwurzelt (Uprooted), Installation/Mixed Media, 2014
    • #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus, Place: Postplatz

      Opening
      2.30pm – 4pm
      German introductory course for asylum-seekers (Ongoing) (Goethe Institute Dresden)

      4.30pm – 6pm
      Science Smoothie
      Extracting DNA from bananas with kitchenware? Doing experiments in English with international scientists? It's easier than you might think - just give it a try! You'll see: Science is fun! And we are 60% banana (in some way) (Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik)

      6.30pm
      Film La Pirogue of Moussa Touré A fisherman from Senegal who knows about the dangers of the sea reluctantly becomes the captain of a refugee boat. An emotional portrait of the treacherous journey of trying to immigrate illegally to the hermetically sealed world of the European Union. (Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus)

    • #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum CGC / Hole of Fame, Place: Postplatz

      Mobile Office of the Faculty of Medicine TU-Dresden in collaboration with the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus in the exhibition Shame of the artist David Campesino
    • #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater, Place: Schlossplatz

      Opening
      1pm – 2pm
      Short Film
      1001 Erfindungen und die Bibliothek der Geheimnisse (Technische Sammlungen Dresden)

      2pm – 4pm
      Performance
      revolte1 Activity with the audience on movement, rage and theatre (Theater La Lune Dresden/ Veronika Steinböck)

      4pm – 5pm
      Short Film
      1001 Erfindungen und die Bibliothek der Geheimnisse (Technische Sammlungen Dresden)
    • #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen, Place: Schlossplatz

      Opening
      1pm – 5pm
      Filminstallation
      ...und es wurde Nacht – ( ... when the night fell) – filmadaptation of a choreography and stage production on the experience of feeling and being strange.
      (Landesbühnen Sachsen)

      Concerts / Film
      Why do you enjoy living in Dresden? The Semperoper posed this question to various artists and staff of its international ensemble. The answers were given in the respective mother tongue of the ensemble member and then subtitled in German. Under the motto Beloved Dresden… a film has been created from this project. Do write yourself a few lines dedicated to your Dresden!

      Our musical programme will be announced daily (Semperoper Dresden)
  • Fri, 13. Feb 2015

    • #1 Kunsthaus, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      [EXTRUDED MEMORY]
      Tim Sharp: The Trapdoor (A 2005), 26 min
    • #2 Schlösserland Sachsen, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      Exhibition
      Manaf Halbouni : Entwurzelt (Uprooted), Installation/Mixed Media, 2014
    • #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus, Place: Postplatz

      2.30pm – 4pm
      German introductory course for asylum-seekers (Goethe Institute Dresden)


      6.30pm
      Film Come together. Dresden und der 13. Februar von Barbara Lubich, the filmmaker is present
      The commemoration of the devastation of Dresden on the 13th of February has changed a lot over time. The film looks at the history of the commemoration since 1945 through the eyes of the protagonists and reflects the current developments. (Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus)
    • #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum CGC / Hole of Fame, Place: Postplatz

      10am – 1pm
      Mobile Office of the Faculty of Medicine TU-Dresden in collaboration with the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus in the exhibition Shame of the artist David Campesino
    • #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater, Place: Schlossplatz

      2pm – 4pm
      revolte 2
      We are a movement. Even if we are still standing. But the movement is here. And if it has not reached the bodies yet, it is in our heads. Or somewhere deep down inside. Theater La Lune presents offshoots from ist current stage production at the Revolte in Arbeit. (Revolution in the making)
      (Theater La Lune Dresden/ Veronika Steinböck)

      6pm
      Concert
      Ali Pyraby is a wellknown musician from Iran. Because of his conversion to the christian belief he had to flee the country together with his wife and daughter. The family now lives in Leipzig. He plays the Santur – an instrument which can be compared to the Cymbal in Hungary or dulcimer (Hackbrett ) in Germany. Ali Pyraby is being accompanied by a persian musician from Dresden, a singer and a percussionist.
    • #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen, Place: Schlossplatz

      2pm and 3 pm

      14 und 15 Uhr
      Concert
      Bariton Pavol Kubán is singing some songs and arias, accompanied by the pianistDaniela Pellegrino .
      1pm – 5pm
      Filminstallation
      ...und es wurde Nacht – ( ... when the night fell) – filmadaptation of a choreography and stage production on the experience of feeling and being strange.
      (Landesbühnen Sachsen)

      Concerts / Film
      Why do you enjoy living in Dresden? The Semperoper posed this question to various artists and staff of its international ensemble. The answers were given in the respective mother tongue of the ensemble member and then subtitled in German. Under the motto Beloved Dresden… a film has been created from this project. Do write yourself a few lines dedicated to your Dresden!

      Our musical programme will be announced daily (Semperoper Dresden)
  • Sat, 14. Feb 2015

    • #1 Kunsthaus, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      [DIASPORA]
      Ruth Novaczek: Radio (5 Shortfilms, 2004 - 2011) – Episode (2004), 4:08 min | Sense (2005), 3:31 min | Phoneo, (2008), 4:11 min | Alibi (2010), 5:53 min | Radio (2011), 4:56 min
    • #2 Schlösserland Sachsen, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      Exhibition
      Manaf Halbouni : Entwurzelt (Uprooted), Installation/Mixed Media, 2014
    • #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus, Place: Postplatz

      1pm - 2.30 pm
      Science Smoothie Extracting DNA from bananas with kitchenware? Doing experiments in English with international scientists? It's easier than you might think - just give it a try! You'll see: Science is fun! And we are 60% banana (in some way) (Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik)

      3pm – 5pm
      Miet an AusländerGet a slot with a top scientists and chat with them. You'll learn more about their cultural background, about their lives, about their dreams and their work routine. Anything can happen - surprise! (Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik)

      6.30pm
      Film Evaporating Borders of Iva Radivojevic
      Hostility towards foreigners is an ever-growing issue on Cyprus. The director Iva Radivojevic, born in ex-Yugoslavia had sought refuge in Cyprus during the Balkan Wars and shares her memories, impressions, and thoughts about her own experience and the present situation. (Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus)
    • #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum CGC / Hole of Fame, Place: Postplatz

      Mobile Office of the Faculty of Medicine TU-Dresden in collaboration with the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus in the exhibition Shame of the artist David Campesino
    • #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater, Place: Schlossplatz

      4pm – 6pm
      ein/ausgeschlossen
      People on the run, people who had to leave everything behind. The application for asylum is a waiting loop. Admittance or deportation? The project Ein:Ausgeschlossen has interviewed refugees in Dresden fort he stories of their lifes and perspectives. Theater La Lune reads from the Interviews
      (Theater La Lune Dresden)

      Hazem, a refugee who had to leave his young familiy in order to escape from the civil war in Syria, in which mens only choice is to die for one or the other murderous war waging parties, survives currently in Dresden. On display in the container are photographs he took in Dresden, while waiting to return to a normal life.

      6pm
      Conzert
      Ali Pyraby is a wellknown musician from Iran. Because of his conversion to the christian belief he had to flee the country together with his wife and daughter. The family now lives in Leipzig. He plays the Santur – an instrument which can be compared to the Cymbal in Hungary or dulcimer (Hackbrett ) in Germany. Ali Pyraby is being accompanied by a persian musician from Dresden, a singer and a percussionist.
    • #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen, Place: Schlossplatz

      1pm – 5pm
      Filminstallation
      ...und es wurde Nacht – ( ... when the night fell) – filmadaptation of a choreography and stage production on the experience of feeling and being strange.
      (Landesbühnen Sachsen)

      Concerts / Film
      Why do you enjoy living in Dresden? The Semperoper posed this question to various artists and staff of its international ensemble. The answers were given in the respective mother tongue of the ensemble member and then subtitled in German. Under the motto Beloved Dresden… a film has been created from this project. Do write yourself a few lines dedicated to your Dresden!

      Our musical programme will be announced daily (Semperoper Dresden)
  • Sun, 15. Feb 2015

    • #1 Kunsthaus, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      [DIASPORA]
      Meredith Monk: Ellis Island (1982), 23 min
    • #2 Schlösserland Sachsen, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      Exhibition
      Manaf Halbouni : Entwurzelt (Uprooted), Installation/Mixed Media, 2014
    • #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus, Place: Postplatz

      1pm
      Coffee&Cake meeting – exhibition Asylum is a human right (Pro Asyl)

      3pm – 5pm
      Jazz Jam (Hole of Fame)

      5pm
      Film Residenzpflicht of Denise Garcia Bergt
      The "Residenzpflicht" (residential obligation) establishes invisible borders and leads the refugees into isolation. This restriction is connected to the isolation policies enforced at Europe's outer borders and entangled the regulation of mobility with the colonial heritage and everyday racism. (Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus)

      7pm
      Film Waltz with Basir of Ari Folman Ari is the director and the protagonist of this film about the trauma of the the 1982 Lebanon War, his personal involvement and this of Israel. At the same time the film is a portrait of Beirut’s youth culture and the daily life in the 80’s there.(Amnesty Hochschulgruppe)

      8.30pm
      Bereicherung durch Migration Bookpresentation Der eigene Ton 2 - Gespräche mit Dichtern (Axel Helbig)
    • #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum CGC / Hole of Fame, Place: Postplatz

      Mobile Office of the Faculty of Medicine TU-Dresden in collaboration with the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus in the exhibition Shame of the artist David Campesino

      3pm – 5pm
      Jazz Jam (Hole of Fame zu Gast in Container #3)
    • #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater, Place: Schlossplatz

      1pm – 2pm
      Short Film
      1001 Erfindungen und die Bibliothek der Geheimnisse (Technische Sammlungen Dresden)

      2pm
      Concert
      Ali Pyraby is a wellknown musician from Iran. Because of his conversion to the christian belief he had to flee the country together with his wife and daughter. The family now lives in Leipzig. He plays the Santur – an instrument which can be compared to the Cymbal in Hungary or dulcimer (Hackbrett ) in Germany. Ali Pyraby is being accompanied by a persian musician from Dresden, a singer and a percussionist.

      4pm – 5pm
      Short Film
      1001 Erfindungen und die Bibliothek der Geheimnisse (Technische Sammlungen Dresden)
    • #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen, Place: Schlossplatz

      1pm – 5pm
      Filminstallation
      ...und es wurde Nacht – ( ... when the night fell) – filmadaptation of a choreography and stage production on the experience of feeling and being strange.
      (Landesbühnen Sachsen)

      Concerts / Film
      Why do you enjoy living in Dresden? The Semperoper posed this question to various artists and staff of its international ensemble. The answers were given in the respective mother tongue of the ensemble member and then subtitled in German. Under the motto Beloved Dresden… a film has been created from this project. Do write yourself a few lines dedicated to your Dresden!

      Our musical programme will be announced daily (Semperoper Dresden)
  • Mon, 16. Feb 2015

    • #1 Kunsthaus, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      [EUROPA]
      Holger Wüst: Venedig Refugee / Non Citizen Protest Camp - Gegen Grenzen, Nationen und ‚Die ganze Ökonomische Scheiße‘ Ein Bild als Film (D 2014)
    • #2 Schlösserland Sachsen, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      Exhibition
      Manaf Halbouni : Entwurzelt (Uprooted), Installation/Mixed Media, 2014
    • #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus, Place: Postplatz

      2.30pm – 4pm
      German introductory course for asylum-seekers (Goethe Institute Dresden)

      after the concerts on Postplatz:
      Film
      Insel 36 of Aslı Özarslan
      For over a year asylum seekers lived in an illegal protest camp on Orianenplatz in the middle of Berlin-Kreuzberg as a statement against the isolation of refugees. "Insel 36" documents their fight for freedom, the everyday life in the camp, and portrays the issue of illegality from their perspective. (Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus)
    • #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum CGC / Hole of Fame, Place: Postplatz

      10am – 1pm
      Mobile Office of the Faculty of Medicine TU-Dresden in collaboration with the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus in the exhibition Shame of the artist David Campesino

      4pm – 8pm
      Mobile Office of the project space Hole of Fame e.V.
    • #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater, Place: Schlossplatz

      5pm – 6pm and 7pm - 8pm
      die schutzbefohlenen
      We live. We live. And that is the main thing, that we live. And there is not much which can be done, after we left our holy home. Noone looks down on us with mercy, but looking down on us, yes, that is what they do.“ A performative reading from the text Die Schutzbefohlenen by Elfriede Jelinek by Wolfgang Michalek and Veronika Steinböck. (Theater La Lune Dresden)
    • #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen, Place: Schlossplatz

      1pm – 5pm
      Filminstallation
      ...und es wurde Nacht – ( ... when the night fell) – filmadaptation of a choreography and stage production on the experience of feeling and being strange.
      (Landesbühnen Sachsen)

      Concerts / Film
      Why do you enjoy living in Dresden? The Semperoper posed this question to various artists and staff of its international ensemble. The answers were given in the respective mother tongue of the ensemble member and then subtitled in German. Under the motto Beloved Dresden… a film has been created from this project. Do write yourself a few lines dedicated to your Dresden!

      Our musical programme will be announced daily (Semperoper Dresden)
  • Tue, 17. Feb 2015

    • #1 Kunsthaus, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am - 5pm
      [EUROPA]
      Lisl Ponger: Phantom Fremdes Wien (A 1991-2004), 27 min
    • #2 Schlösserland Sachsen, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am - 5pm
      Exhibition
      Manaf Halbouni : Entwurzelt (Uprooted), Installation/Mixed Media, 2014
    • #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus, Place: Postplatz

      2.30pm - 4pm
      German introductory course for asylum-seekers (Goethe Institute Dresden)

      6.30pm
      Film Der Standpunkt des Löwen of Didier Awadi What's the future of Africa? On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the independence of many African countries, the Senegalese director Didier Awadi asks for the future of his continent, the underlying reasons for the waves of migrants to Europe, the promised wealth. (Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus)

      8pm
      Reading
      Dresden based authors: Jens Wonneberger, Manuela Bibrach, Steffen Roye, Uwe Claus
    • #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum CGC / Hole of Fame, Place: Postplatz

      10am – 1pm
      Mobile Office of the Faculty of Medicine TU-Dresden in collaboration with the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus in the exhibition Shame of the artist David Campesino

      2pm – 3pm Lecture of Stefan Pieck; Scientific coordinator of Dresdens Zentrums für Innovationskompetenz für Medizinische Strahlenforschung in der Onkologie – OncoRay
    • #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater, Place: Schlossplatz

      2pm - 6pm
      Drei Vorträge über die Mathematik der islamischen Hochkultur
      Calculation almost on the entire globe is performed by using arabic numbers, and the germans in some cases have even taken over reading them from right to left. Also in other fields of mathematics the ideas of scientists and artists from the islamic academic world have left impressive traces. Scientists from the Technical University of Dresden tell us more about the multifarious connections between mathematics and islam.
      (Technische Sammlungen)
    • #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen, Place: Schlossplatz

      1pm
      Concert
      Tichina Vaughn sings Gospel Songs, accompanied by Thomas Cadenbach on the piano

      1pm – 5pm
      Filminstallation
      ...und es wurde Nacht – ( ... when the night fell) – filmadaptation of a choreography and stage production on the experience of feeling and being strange.
      (Landesbühnen Sachsen)

      Concerts / Film
      Why do you enjoy living in Dresden? The Semperoper posed this question to various artists and staff of its international ensemble. The answers were given in the respective mother tongue of the ensemble member and then subtitled in German. Under the motto Beloved Dresden… a film has been created from this project. Do write yourself a few lines dedicated to your Dresden!

      Our musical programme will be announced daily (Semperoper Dresden)
  • Wed, 18. Feb 2015

    • #1 Kunsthaus, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      [EUROPA]
      Thomas Kilpper: A Lighthouse For Lampedusa (D 2013), 12 min
    • #2 Schlösserland Sachsen, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      Exhibition
      Manaf Halbouni : Entwurzelt (Uprooted), Installation/Mixed Media, 2014
    • #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus, Place: Postplatz

      2.30pm - 4pm
      German introductory course for asylum-seekers(Goethe Institute Dresden)

      6.30 Uhr
      Film
      African Metropolis- 6 Shortfilms of young african filmmakers
      Six african urban tales told by six shortmovies from six different african Metropolises.
      (Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus)
    • #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum CGC / Hole of Fame, Place: Postplatz

      10am – 1pm
      Mobile Office of the Faculty of Medicine TU-Dresden in collaboration with the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus in the exhibition Shame of the artist David Campesino

      2pm - 8pm
      Words, Words, Words – Whispering and Shouting a reading between the containers #3 und 4# (Hole of Fame)

      6pm – 8pm
      From 6pm on the readings of Hole of Fame will be accompanied on the piano by pianist Wolfgang Scheffler, known for his participation in the band Lift.
    • #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater, Place: Schlossplatz

      4pm – 7pm
      Performance
      heimisch
      Taking a look at menkind’s history, migration is normal whereas sedentary life is the exeption. The actress Julia Amme explores together with her guests the german term „Heimat“. One of the questions adressed in this performance titled Heimisch is: What does it take to feel at home in a space of only a few square meters? What would I take along, if I had to go to exile? Where do we belong and with whom or which place to we feel the strongest ties?
      (Theater La Lune Dresden)
    • #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen, Place: Schlossplatz

      2pm and 3pm
      Concert
      Aaron Pegram (Gesang) and Ellen Rissinger(piano)

      1pm – 5pm
      Filminstallation
      ...und es wurde Nacht – ( ... when the night fell) – filmadaptation of a choreography and stage production on the experience of feeling and being strange.
      (Landesbühnen Sachsen)

      Concerts / Film
      Why do you enjoy living in Dresden? The Semperoper posed this question to various artists and staff of its international ensemble. The answers were given in the respective mother tongue of the ensemble member and then subtitled in German. Under the motto Beloved Dresden… a film has been created from this project. Do write yourself a few lines dedicated to your Dresden!

      Our musical programme will be announced daily (Semperoper Dresden)
  • Thu, 19. Feb 2015

    • #1 Kunsthaus, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      [MIGRATION]
      Michaela Melián: Speicher (Video with Audiotrack, 53 min, 2008)
    • #2 Schlösserland Sachsen, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      Exhibition
      Manaf Halbouni : Entwurzelt (Uprooted), Installation/Mixed Media, 2014
    • #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus, Place: Postplatz

      2.30pm – 4pm
      German introductory course for asylum-seekers(Goethe Institute Dresden)

      4pm - 6pm
      Discussion with the Initiative KOP
      (Campaign for victims of racial motivated violence by the police)

      6.30pm
      Film
      ID without colorsby Riccardo Valsecchi
      In multi-cultural Berlin racial profiling – racist motivated police behaviour – is part of every day life.
      (Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus)

      7.30pm
      Concert
      Maschu Maschu (Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus)

    • #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum CGC / Hole of Fame, Place: Postplatz

      10am – 1pm
      Mobile Office of the Faculty of Medicine TU-Dresden in collaboration with the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus in the exhibition Shame of the artist David Campesino

      3.50pm – 4.30pm
      Lecture
      Prof. Veit Roessner, Director of the Klinik und Poliklinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und –psychtherapie am Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus speaks about Gesellschaftliche Veränderungen und damit verbundene Probleme bei der Erziehung von Kindern und Jugendlichen. (german lecture)
    • #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater, Place: Schlossplatz

      1pm – 2pm and 4pm - 5pm
      Short Film
      1001 Erfindungen und die Bibliothek der Geheimnisse (Technische Sammlungen Dresden)


      5pm – 7pm
      Aus den Weiten der paneuropäischen Steppe (From the widths of the paneuropean steppe). The heart is a container. Life is the sea. Love drives the little boat - that I am kept afloat. Poetry and music with the band Seau Volant.
    • #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen, Place: Schlossplatz

      2pm and 3pm
      Concert
      Tilmann Rönnebeck and Hans Sotin are singing two arias from Mozarts Zauberflöte and the Basilio-Aria from Rossinis Il barbiere di Siviglia

      1pm – 5pm
      Filminstallation
      ...und es wurde Nacht – ( ... when the night fell) – filmadaptation of a choreography and stage production on the experience of feeling and being strange.
      (Landesbühnen Sachsen)

      Concerts / Film
      Why do you enjoy living in Dresden? The Semperoper posed this question to various artists and staff of its international ensemble. The answers were given in the respective mother tongue of the ensemble member and then subtitled in German. Under the motto Beloved Dresden… a film has been created from this project. Do write yourself a few lines dedicated to your Dresden!

      Our musical programme will be announced daily (Semperoper Dresden)
  • Fri, 20. Feb 2015

    • #1 Kunsthaus, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      [DIASPORA]
      Penny Siopis: My Lovely day (ZA 1997), 21min
    • #2 Schlösserland Sachsen, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      Exhibition
      Manaf Halbouni : Entwurzelt (Uprooted), Installation/Mixed Media, 2014
    • #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus, Place: Postplatz

      2.30pm – 4pm
      German introductory course for asylum-seekers (Goethe Institute Dresden)

      6.30pm
      Film
      Can’t be silent of Julia Oelkers
      Heinz Ratz and The Refugees in their attempt to get off their prescribed places - by the simple but powerful gesture to raise their voices.
      (Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus)

      4pm
      Helmholtz-ZentrumDresden-Rossendorf: Lecture
      Sabine Kutschke Where do our raw materials come from?

      6pm
      Performance
      International scientists and their families invite to dance Swing and Salsa. Choreographies by Ishaa Chopra and John Shuinjo, afterwards: dance-along to Salsa, Swing and Tango rhythms.

      8pm
      Reading Dresden based authors: Lothar Koch, Hennig H. Wenzel, Undine Materni, Patrick Beck Dieter Krause
    • #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum CGC / Hole of Fame, Place: Postplatz

      10am – 1pm
      Mobile Office of the Faculty of Medicine TU-Dresden in collaboration with the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus in the exhibition Shame of the artist David Campesino

      3pm – 3.45pm Prof. Thomas Hummel, Head of the interdisciplinary centre for smelling and tasting (Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Riechen und Schmecken am Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus), speaks about Warum ist Riechen wichtig? Was passiert wenn es nicht funktioniert? Und wie können wir helfen? (lecture is held in german language)
    • #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater, Place: Schlossplatz

      3pm – 6pm
      Performance
      urban stories.
      Who is strange – I am the stranger, or are the others strange? Is the Unknown a gift or is it just exhausting? Do I keep the Unknown at a distance or do I make it my own ?
      You are kindly invited, to tell us your most peculiar anecdotes of being strange and feeling strange.The artists of the collective will type them for you and others seite 30: urban stories for type writers. (seite30)
    • #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen, Place: Schlossplatz

      1pm – 5pm
      Filminstallation
      ...und es wurde Nacht – ( ... when the night fell) – filmadaptation of a choreography and stage production on the experience of feeling and being strange.
      (Landesbühnen Sachsen)

      Concerts / Film
      Why do you enjoy living in Dresden? The Semperoper posed this question to various artists and staff of its international ensemble. The answers were given in the respective mother tongue of the ensemble member and then subtitled in German. Under the motto Beloved Dresden… a film has been created from this project. Do write yourself a few lines dedicated to your Dresden!

      Our musical programme will be announced daily (Semperoper Dresden)
  • Sat, 21. Feb 2015

    • #1 Kunsthaus, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      [EUROPA]
      Walter Wippersberg: Das Fest des Huhnes (A 1992), 55 min

    • #2 Schlösserland Sachsen, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      Exhibition
      Manaf Halbouni: Entwurzelt (Uprooted), Installation/Mixed Media, 2014
    • #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus, Place: Postplatz

      11am – 12.30pm
      German introductory course for asylum-seekers
      (Goethe Institute Dresden)

      1pm – 2.30pm
      ScienceSmoothie Extracting DNA from bananas with kitchenware? Doing experiments in English with international scientists? It's easier than you might think - just give it a try! You'll see: Science is fun! And we are 60% banana (in some way) (Max Planck Institut for Moleculare Cell Biology and Genetics)

      3pm - 5pm Miet an Ausländer Get a slot with a top scientists and chat with them. You'll learn more about their cultural background, about their lives, about their dreams and their work routine. Anything can happen - surprise!
      (Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik)

      5:30pm
      short film: MEIO by Pedro Henrique Risse (Brasil, 2014, 20 Min; the filmmaker is present)
      In the South Brasilian hinterland Lina can't talk to her grand children, because she speaks only the dialect of the German immigrants. In
      a school closeby the children of immigrants learn German and imagine the country of origin of their ancestors. And they wonder what they have in common.

      6.30 Uhr
      Film Sound of Torture of Keren Shayo
      Over one hundred of Eritrean asylum seekers and refugees were captured on their way to Israel by Bedouin smugglers demanding exorbitant ransoms for their release. A Swedish-Eritrean journalist tries to help the victims.
      (Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus)

      8pm
      Reading Dresden based authors: Marcel Beyer, Kerstin Becker, Jayne-Ann Igel, Asmus Trautsch, Patrick Wilden
    • #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum CGC / Hole of Fame, Place: Postplatz

      Mobile Office of the Faculty of Medicine TU-Dresden in collaboration with the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus in the exhibition Shame of the artist David Campesino
    • #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater, Place: Schlossplatz

      12am – 15pm
      Performance
      urban stories.
      Who is strange – I am the stranger, or are the others strange? Is the Unknown a gift or is it just exhausting? Do I keep the Unknown at a distance or do I make it my own ?
      You are kindly invited, to tell us your most peculiar anecdotes of being szrange and feeling strange.The artists of the collective will type them for you and others seite 30: urban stories for type writers. (seite30)

      4pm – 5pm
      Songs between Flamenco, Jazz and Blues: Johannes Rasch (Flamencoguitar), Johannes Till (Jazzguitar), Maria Mellado (vocals) playing
      Flamenco y Jazz
    • #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen, Place: Schlossplatz

      1pm – 5pm
      Filminstallation
      ...und es wurde Nacht – ( ... when the night fell) – filmadaptation of a choreography and stage production on the experience of feeling and being strange.
      (Landesbühnen Sachsen)

      Concerts / Film
      Why do you enjoy living in Dresden? The Semperoper posed this question to various artists and staff of its international ensemble. The answers were given in the respective mother tongue of the ensemble member and then subtitled in German. Under the motto Beloved Dresden… a film has been created from this project. Do write yourself a few lines dedicated to your Dresden!

      Our musical programme will be announced daily (Semperoper Dresden)
  • Sun, 22. Feb 2015

    • #1 Kunsthaus, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      [EUROPA]
      Paul Poet: Ausländer Raus! Schlingensiefs Container (A 2001) 90 min
    • #2 Schlösserland Sachsen, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      Exhibition
      Manaf Halbouni: Entwurzelt (Uprooted), Installation/Mixed Media, 2014
    • #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus, Place: Postplatz

      1pm
      Coffee&Cake meeting – exhibition Asylum is a human right (Pro Asyl)

      3pm
      lecture by Geobiotechnologist Matthias Suhr Grüne Technologien in der internationalen Ressourcenforschung (in German; Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)

      3:30 pm
      lecture by Prof. Joachim Wosnitza Die Jagd nach dem Feldrekord - Europas höchste Magnetfelder (in German, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf)

      5pm
      Film White Charity of Carolin Philipp and Timo Kiesel
      Billboards of charity organisations have become ubiquitous in urban spaces. They call for solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world – but what picture is being transported?
      (Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus)

      7pm
      Film Land in Sicht of Antje Kruska and Judith Keil
      Billboards of charity organisations have become ubiquitous in urban spaces. They call for solidarity with the poor and suffering people of the world – but what picture is being transported?
      (Amnesty Hochschulgruppe)
    • #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum CGC / Hole of Fame, Place: Postplatz

      Mobile Office of the Faculty of Medicine TU-Dresden in collaboration with the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus in the exhibition Shame of the artist David Campesino
    • #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater, Place: Schlossplatz

      1pm – 2pm and 4pm – 5pm
      Short Film
      1001 Erfindungen und die Bibliothek der Geheimnisse (Technische Sammlungen Dresden)

      7 pm
      For Weit von hier, hier vor meiner Tür (Far away from here, just in front of my door) Paul HOORN und Freunde present offshoots from a programme of songs, which recently premiered at the Societaetstheater. You will encounter and listen to Paul Hoorn, well known as the singer and conceptual brain of the musical ensemble Das Blaue Einhorn which has been touring nationwide for the past 23 years together with Karolina Petrova and Matthias Manz.
    • #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen, Place: Schlossplatz

      2pm and 3pm
      Concert
      Nadja Mchantaf, accompanied by Johannes Wulff-Woesten (piano). She is singing Robert Schumann Die Widmung and O mio babbino caro by Puccini and Messeschlager Gisela

      1pm – 5pm
      Filminstallation
      ...und es wurde Nacht – ( ... when the night fell) – filmadaptation of a choreography and stage production on the experience of feeling and being strange.
      (Landesbühnen Sachsen)

      Concerts / Film
      Why do you enjoy living in Dresden? The Semperoper posed this question to various artists and staff of its international ensemble. The answers were given in the respective mother tongue of the ensemble member and then subtitled in German. Under the motto Beloved Dresden… a film has been created from this project. Do write yourself a few lines dedicated to your Dresden!

      Our musical programme will be announced daily (Semperoper Dresden)
  • Mon, 23. Feb 2015

    • #1 Kunsthaus, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      [EXTRUDED MEMORY]
      Shirin Sabahi: Swede Home (S/IR 1966/1973/1975/2009), 14:15 min

    • #2 Schlösserland Sachsen, Place: Brühlscher Garten an der Brühlschen Terrasse

      12am – 5pm
      Exhibition
      Manaf Halbouni: Entwurzelt (Uprooted), Installation/Mixed Media, 2014
    • #3 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik / Initiative für Asyl und gegen Rassismus, Place: Postplatz

      4pm – 6pm
      Performance
      Impromélange
      You are invited to participate as a spectator or actor in our newly developed format Impromélange.

      On Dresden für alle stage:
      6 pm
      SCIENCE SLAM
      (Max Planck Institut for Moleculare Cell Biology and Genetics)
    • #4 Medizinische Fakultät und Universitätsklinikum CGC / Hole of Fame, Place: Postplatz

      10am – 1pm
      Mobile Office of the Faculty of Medicine TU-Dresden in collaboration with the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus in the exhibition Shame of the artist David Campesino

      5pm - 8pm
      Finissage with David Campesino
    • #5 Technische Sammlungen Dresden / Societaetstheater, Place: Schlossplatz

      5pm
      For Weit von hier, hier vor meiner Tür (Far away from here, just in front of my door) Paul HOORN und Freunde present offshoots from a programme of songs, which recently premiered at the Societaetstheater. You will encounter and listen to Paul Hoorn, well known as the singer and conceptual brain of the musical ensemble Das Blaue Einhorn which has been touring nationwide together with Karolina Petrova and Matthias Manz.
    • #6 Semperoper Dresden / Landesbühnen, Place: Schlossplatz

      1pm – 5pm
      Filminstallation
      ...und es wurde Nacht – ( ... when the night fell) – filmadaptation of a choreography and stage production on the experience of feeling and being strange.
      (Landesbühnen Sachsen)

      Concerts / Film
      Why do you enjoy living in Dresden? The Semperoper posed this question to various artists and staff of its international ensemble. The answers were given in the respective mother tongue of the ensemble member and then subtitled in German. Under the motto Beloved Dresden… a film has been created from this project. Do write yourself a few lines dedicated to your Dresden!

      Our musical programme will be announced daily (Semperoper Dresden)

Welcome to a city open to the world! Dresden’s cultural and scientific institutions invite you to a spontaneous culture festival in the old quarter of Dresden from February 12 through 23. In the frame of #WOD – Initiative weltoffenes Dresden, an initiative for Dresden as a place open to the world, we light a beacon for a city in which people of various cultures and religions live together and enrich the town with an active and inspiring dialogue. For a period of twelve days, six yellow containers will be set up at prominent locations – the Schlossplatz, the Postplatz and the terrace at the Brühlschen Garten. These types of containers are often used to accommodate refugees, when there are no other possibilities. Here, they become sites of improvisation for art, culture and science in our city’s public space. Actors from the field of art and science grant themselves and other initiatives and residents asylum for themes and provide a home for ideas. Dear flâneurs, residents, visitors and passersby – please use the opportunity to enter into a dialogue and an exchange with Dresden’s researchers, artists, and new and old residents!

Weltoffenes Dresden / Culture Festival in Containers: Goethe-Institute Dresden, Projektraum Hole of Fame, Kunsthaus Dresden – Municipal Gallery for Contemporary Art, The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Landesbühnen Sachsen, Schlösserland Sachsen, Semperoper Dresden, Societaetstheater, Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Faculty of Medicine TU Dresden in collaboration with the University Hospital Carl-Gustav Carus

The Initiative weltoffenes Dresden (#WOD) is an open alliance of cultural institutions under the patronage of the State Minister for Science and the Arts, Eva-Maria Stange, and the Governing Mayor of the state capital of Dresden, Helma Orosz, that in the coming months will offer a wide variety of events at the participating venues and thus stand up for an open society, for tolerance and solidarity, and against fear mongering and populism.