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Re:Writing the Future is a digital festival focusing on artistic freedom, spaces of resilience and international solidarity over the course of several days. Exiled artists from around the world, the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) and cultural institutions in Berlin come together to network and explore the role of the arts in turbulent times. How are urban cultures shaped and revitalized by the experiences of newcomers? How can cultural institutions confront the double challenges of growing illiberalism and the ongoing shutdown? And which role do cities play in times of nationalist thinking and the standstill of cultural life? It’s time to come together to forge new alliances for a different path towards the future.
Debates, presentations, lectures, concerts and readings will be streamed live from multiple locations in Berlin. A series of digital workshops will connect artists, cultural practitioners and city officials from around the world. The participation is free and open to the public.

Re:Writing the Future is a festival by those of us who have been forced to leave home because they make art. By those of us who have been working to keep cities open to new voices. And by those of us who offer creative and open spaces to develop new voices.

With contributions by Herta Müller, Svetlana Alexievich, Can Dündar, Milo Rau, Rasha Nahas, Esra Karakaya, Ghayath Almadhoun, Mohamed Ashraf, Ali Hassan, Wolfgang Kaleck, Max Czollek, Hakan Savaş Mican et.al.

The festival Re:Writing the Future is carried out by Allianz Kulturstiftung, in cooperation with the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, in partnership with International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) and is funded by the Senate for Culture and Europe of the Land of Berlin.

A curatorial team consisting of the poet and essayist Max Czollek, Silvia Fehrmann (DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Programme), Esra Küçük (Allianz Kulturstiftung) and Johannes Kirsten (Maxim Gorki Theater) is responsible for the conceptual development and the overarching idea of the festival. Project manager: Nino Klingler, Allianz Kulturstiftung.

Re:Writing the Future is realized in cooperation with a steadily growing number of actors and institutions in the field of arts and culture, e.g. Academy in Exile, Arts of the Working Class, Boom Boom Tales, Deutsches Historisches Museum, ECCHR, Forensic Architecture, Freemuse, Hertie School, Haus für Poesie, the International Institute for Political Murder, the Martin Roth-Initiative, Sasha Waltz & Guests, WIR MACHEN DAS.

Broadcast via livestream from various locations in Berlin
Program and livestream: rewritingthefuture.org

Picture: Ganzeer, illustration for "The Tanta Museum of White History" by Ahmed Naji in the magazine Arts of the Working Class, issue no. 15 "Decolomania"
(C) DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program


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