Utopien vermeiden21. October14:00–21:00Foyer
The Festival Symposium takes place on October 21, in the foyer of the Technikhalle at Holzplatz 1. The event will be opened by the international panel discussion Embodiments – Revisiting Ideas on Politics of Gender on feminist film work from the 1960s to the present, held in English and chaired by Stefanie Schulte Strathaus. After a pause, a lecture by Hannah Sieben and Dieter Daniels will kick off the open-discussion section of the evening with further talks to follow by Stephen Kovats, Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer and Philipp Oswalt.
A banquet will provide the chance to continue discussion with the accompaniment of mental and physical refreshment in the style of the ancient Greek symposium: A moment of exchange in which the curators, artists, invited guests and the public can develop further the ideas stimulated by the exhibition path, the film and performance programmes. The open format of the symposium also serves to discuss the question of the meaning of utopias today.