In view of the acute multidimensional challenge currently facing the entire world in the form of a virus, the other major challenge of the century has currently faded into the background of public attention: The climate crisis.
The attempt to find an answer to this highly complex problem can only be made by society as a whole, across social and national boundaries. Art and culture also have an important role to play here, creatively helping to shape the comprehensive transformation process and making it narratable and tangible by means of artistic debate. At the same time, it is a question of the operational ecological production conditions of art, specifically: its CO2 footprint.
In the meantime, more and more cultural institutions and artistic works are dealing with the complex problem of climate change and are making attempts to become more ecologically sustainable themselves – as also became clear at the last Doppelpass working meeting in Halle.
The Federal Cultural Foundation would like to take up this theme on April 12 with the digital Climate Workshop Theater – as a platform for networking and open-topic self-understanding, with discussions and workshops for concrete knowledge for action. From different perspectives of independent and institutional theater practice, the focus will be on questions about narratives, formats and production conditions of the performing arts in times of climate change: What can artistic mobility and (international) theater work look like in the future? What artistic concepts are there? What are the relevant operational ecological levers in theater? What does sustainability in a holistic sense mean for the cultural sector?
The Climate Workshop Theater addresses all actors of the German theater scene as well as an interested expert public. Registration is possible until April 8. The number of participants is limited.
Further information, program and registration at www.klimawerkstatt-theater.de