Happy to be part of this exciting panel discussion at the CTM-Festival in Berlin:
Diversity at Clubs & Events
Discussion with Albrecht Wassersleben (XXY Dresden, DE), András Nun (UH Fest, HU), Franz Thiem (Institut für Zukunft, DE), Gosia Płysa (Unsound Festival, PL), Lauren Goshinski (VIA Festival, US) and LCavaliero (SchwuZ, DE).
Moderated by Doris Akrap.
This workshop/discussion unites several organisers and promoters from Germany and beyond who have have actively undertaken measures to reach out to different marginalised communities and to provide and protect safe spaces and who faced challenges in promoting, encouraging and defending diversity at their events.
While in Berlin we find ourselves in a relatively open, safe and tolerant environment, in many other places organisers and promoters face challenges from a number of perspectives, be they government restrictions, strategic policing, intolerant behaviour by people at odds with non-normative content and audiences, or even powerful disagreements within one’s own community. Starting with an examination of challenges past and present, the group will work towards devising practical guidelines with concrete examples from their own practices, including insight into potential pitfalls and difficulties as well as into unlikely allies and creative solutions.
We warmly welcome all interested promoters, organisers and members of the general public to actively join in the discussion!