FREIRAUM FESTIVAL 2020
The Freiraum Platform presents the Freiraum Festival 2020:
a collaborative, decentralised, democratised festival taking place simultaneously in the physical and the digital worlds.
Developed jointly by more than 40 organisations spread around Europe, the Freiraum Festival includes an Online Summit and more than 20 Local Events, dealing with two issues that have been accelerated by the recent pandemic crisis: the “State of Freedom in Europe today: the ongoing biopolitical crisis and emerging social movements", and the “State of the Arts: new formats and audiences”. During three days at the end of October (30/10-1/11), established thinkers and audiences around Europe gather to discuss these issues, online and offline, in specially conceived events which transform the local into a subjective centre. The online Summit combines a studio and teleconferencing platform (zoom). It includes talks, discussions, artistic interventions especially made for the online format, and live connection with the local events held by the Freiraum partners.
Freiraum is a space for Freedom; a space for one to feel safe, angry, critical, accepted, included, respected and empowered. A space where Freedom, Democracy, Community and other shared, collectively determined ideals become actionable verbs, through the practice of which citizenship and belonging happen. As a space of creative confrontation and political imagination, Freiraum wishes to be an agent for positive change, through inclusive collectivity, solidarity, exchange, and negotiation.