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Opening “Claiming Common Spaces VI”

The first evening of “Claiming Common Spaces VI” tells the story of efforts to support left-wing structures in East Germany and thus to oppose racism and nationalism, based on the “Wohlfahrtsausschüsse zur Abwehr des gegenrevolutionären Übels” – a union of committees in Hamburg, Cologne, and other major West German cities fighting counter-revolutionary forces – and their at times grotesque seeming tour through Rostock, Dresden, and Leipzig in 1993. Activists and practitioners from then and now will discuss what it takes for solidarity to flourish in a society that's increasingly shifting towards the right.

Afterwards, actress Thelma Buabeng and musician Celina Bostic will perform improvised political comedy: In their “Security” programme, they form a fictitious security team that appears in racist, discriminatory situations – a special unit against discrimination!

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“Claiming Common Spaces VI” is a project by the Alliance of International Production Houses: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, FFT Düsseldorf, HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt am Main), PACT Zollverein (Essen), tanzhaus NRW (Düsseldorf). The Alliance of International Production Houses is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

In cooperation with the Berlin University Alliance project “Transforming Solidarities. Practices and Infrastructures in Migration Society”.