October 16 – 18, 2015

The encounter with refugees is one of the central challenges for our society. Artists Björn Bicker and Malte Jelden and the employees of the Münchner Kammerspiele seek to open the municipal theatre for issues of migration, arrival, and asylum on all levels of the business in a process of counselling, development, and creation. How can refugees be involved into the working processes and creative decisions at the theatre? Which forms of commitment are possible for employees in order to connect the theatre more closely to the current reality of an immigration society?
The theatre will host a three-day kick-off conference. The guests are artists, scholars, activists, and everyone who wants to engage with the themes of the MUNICH WELCOME THEATRE. Those who came to Germany as refugees and those who want to face the challenges of worldwide migration turn the Münchner Kammerspiele into a place for the future. They present creative work, ideas, polemics, drafts, and social and political interventions and raise questions about how we can shape Germany’s role as a country of immigration. What are the alternatives to the brutal European border policies? How can refugees and non-refugees act together? Which inner and outer borders do we need to change or abolish in order to create an open and culturally diverse society?
A definite kick-off for the transformation of the Münchner Kammerspiele into the MUNICH WELCOME THEATRE.

Welcome to the OPEN BORDER CONGRESS on all stages of the Münchner Kammerspiele!
Herzlich Wilkommen!
كب الهأ
Lache Avilen!

Refugees: free entry

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Friday 16th October

Saturday 17th October

Sunday 18th October

Open Border Kongress 2015: CULTURAL RELIEF

Discussion with: Taigué Ahmed (Ndam Se Nam, N’Djamena), Pınar Demiral (Her Yerde Sanat/Überall ist Kunst, Mardin), Wolfgang Hauck (Die Stelzer), Maren Niemeyer (Forum on Culture and Humanitarian Relief, Goethe-Institut). Moderation: Christian Lüffe (Goethe-Institut) / Sunday, 17.10. 16:00h / PROBEBÜHNE 3