A City full of Solidarity: What does that mean?

A conversation as part of the 'What is the City?' digital academy

Zoom conversation

As part of our open-access conversation series, this time we’re asking: what does solidarity mean during the coronavirus pandemic? What happens to people who even in less stressful times had already fallen through the net of the social security system and out of sight of the general public? For example, what do contact restrictions mean for people who do not have a place to live, who do not speak any German or live in the city without any legal documents? And: what specific steps need to be taken in order to improve the situation?

The conversation is open to anyone who wants to take part: Those taking part in the conversation include Lisa Riedner from the CIVIL COURAGE INITIATIVE, Savas Tetik from the Workers’ Welfare Association’s MIGRATION AND WORK INFOCENTRE, Gerhard Mayer from the Office for Living and Migration, and Heinz Stapf-Finé, Professor of Social Policy at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences, Berlin.

Moderation: Tuncay Acar and Nuschin Rawanmehr

In conversation with (among others): Gerhard Mayer, Lisa Riedner, Savas Tetik, Heinz Stapf-Finé and Rangel Stoyanov

What is ‘What is the City?’

Our digital academy is an open-access conversation series on the most important questions concerning the future of the city (and far-reaching decisions are being made about these right now). We bring national and local trendsetters together, and exchange thoughts on their stimulating suggestions in small discussion groups open to everyone. Here viewers, the persons affected, experts and others who are interested in the topic can exchange ideas directly and simply, in small, safe environments. These are moderated by the Münchner Kammerspiele’s playwrights.

More than anything, this involves an exchange of experiences and, as a result, the ability to learn from one another in these difficult times. We want to initiate and maintain conversations with one another; nothing is more important than this for an open society that has lost its public spaces.