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
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!
Refugees: free entry