Types of Events

You will participate in choosing the focal point of the event taking place in your region. We seek to cooperate with those who are ready to deal with the central themes, challenges, and problems of our time. Essentially, we offer four types of events which can be organized together, individually or in combination over the course of two days:

Journey into the themed world

What’s your point?

Schooltime 

Meeting people in your region

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Journey into the themed world

Our journey into the themed world is a visual journey into a landscape of thematic fields in which we finally arrive at the focal point of the event. The thought experiment of being responsible for creating a world-exhibition takes place in our themed world. Once we have arrived at the focal point, the work begins. For we need to deal with the question of how the chosen topic can be further differentiated and what should be considered particularly important. Most notably, one is required to state one’s position giving an example for a successful culture of debate.

Duration: ca. 2 hours.
Number of participants: max. 150 persons.
(Optional: this event can be extended by taking breaks between the sessions.)

What’s your point?

This type of event allows for two possibilities. It can either be a lecture event in which a single person deals with the chosen focal point, or a moderated panel event in which three to five participants discuss the focal point. In both cases, there is an audience present that participates by posing questions and stating its position. What’s your point? invites you to be forthright as well as provocative, sustained by mutual respect even in the hardest contestation, and aims to create a space for people who wish to shape the conversation and become actively engaged.

Duration: ca. 90 minutes.
Number of participants: depends on the event location.

Schooltime

It is of particular importance that the younger generation participates in dealing with the challenges of our time. Schooltime encourages pupils to ask the question of what it means to be responsible for the curation of an exhibition. They find themselves in the role of exhibition organizers who reflect both on the content and the communication of knowledge and truth in public spaces. In this role they practice being responsible actors in society. This type of event is structured according to the template of the Journey into the themed word.

Duration: 90 minutes.
Number of participants: by arrangement with the school. (Schooltime can take place as a project day or a project week. As regards the latter, pupils participate in the construction of an exhibition.)

Meeting people in your region

Are you interested in showing us places in your region and telling stories which we may be responsive to? Are there organizations from civil society or movements that wish to talk with us about a specific topic? Are there people from politics, industry, or culture who want to discuss regional topics and problems? We are grateful for every opportunity to learn from those with different perspectives so that we can get to know your region better. Meeting people in your region is an event with no audience: we seek to have a conversation with only a few people where we can listen and ask questions. We are not looking for an adventure. However, we are open to the unusual and what seems wild, at least to some degree.

Duration: max. 4 hours (inkl. travel time in your region).
Number of participants: five to ten persons.