The Soft Power Palace festival stands for the need to strengthen European cultural exchange and methods of togetherness – between art, social practice, and activism.
A talk with Akademie Schloss Solitude director Elke aus dem Moore
What allows us to love and be loved in neoliberal societies, in which love feels paradoxically more private and at the same time more political than ever?
»To make a map is to give order to the world.« Saadia Mirza links visualizations of landscapes derived by data with the old human obsession to measure the world.
What is a contemporary definition of a dramaturg when it comes to topics like intermediality and digitization? An interview with Jeffrey Döring by Carmen Kovacs.
A conversation with the two performers Till Wyler von Ballmoos and Cássio Diniz Santiago about diverse measurement and belief systems, and on the perception of time and different realities.
Artist Alienór Dauchez in conversation with Théo-Mario Coppola, curator/director of the Collezione Taurisano in Naples, on her project »Vast Enough for Search to Be in Vain«.
Author Vinicius Jatobá and Denise Helene Sumi met with Milos Sofrenovic to address questions around his latest performance »40’ 33’’: All Power to the Imagination.«
How do you design a seat for the body of the future? Adam Gibbons interviews Tyler Coburn about his project »Ergonomic Futures«.
Cuba-based journalist Boris González Arenas on the case of Ariel Ruiz Urquiola, who went on a hunger strike to protest the lack of medicine for his sister.
Taigué Ahmed, a dancer and choreographer who grew up in Chad, uses dance as a medium to communicate his experiences and also shares this practice in workshops with refugees.
Performer Marko Milić and blogger/activist/performer Jelena Savic in a performative talk on activism, feminism, engaged art, and trauma.
G Douglas Barrett’s musical art touches upon subjects of psychotherapy, debt, finance, transgender identity, and property. Read an interview with the artist by Melody Nixon
Georges Senga Assani’s work is about the issues of identity, heritage, and history. His new photography series deals with inheritance conflicts around homes in Brazil and DR Congo.
A talk with Greek artist Kostis Velonis about the stressful management of perfectionism, the complex German-Greek relation, the upcoming Documenta, and a repressed modernity.
A conversation between the Berlin filmmaker Philip Widmann and the Indian filmmaker and curator Shai Heredia on Widmanns film »Fictitious Force.«
The interdisciplinary initiative die Anstoß from Karlsruhe enriches urban live by public interventions. Read what they told us about their future visions and common practices.
Ein Gespräch mit Friedrich Schirmer, Mitbegründer des Marie Zimmermann-Stipendium und Intendant der Landesbühne Esslingen und dem Chefdramaturgen Marcus Grube.
How do you develop a space of conceptual freedom within a company with a 130-year old tradition? An interview about Platform 12
Why write? Pakistani author Bilal Tanweer and Vienna based writer Alice Miller negotiate this question in the nowadays unfortunately rarely used format of a letter correspondence.
Poetry meets photography: An encounter that lets new stories emerge. By Alice Miller & Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga
With the novella cycle »Greenland,« the Russian poet Angelina Polonskaja published her first book of prose. A talk with the author and her translator Erich Ahrndt.
What altenative ways are there to understand and make architecture? Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga revisits PROGRAM, a project space she co-ran in Berlin until 2012.
Playwright Anna Gschnitzer and media artist Fides Schopp talk about collective, democratic, and biographic approaches towards writing.
Film maker P. Widmann & critic P. Cartelli in a talk on the film »Szenario,« which develops around a briefcase with personal documents of an affair in 1970s West Germany.