Shaping and Changing – Information Event on Anti Discrimination Struggles in Art and Culture

December 17, 2019, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
TATWERK | PERFORMATIVE FORSCHUNG, Hasenheide 9, 10967 Berlin
How structures be created in the art and culture sector in which people can really work safely while being protected against discrimination? What foundations do the Allgemeine Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (the German Anti-Discrimination Act) or the work of anti-discrimination offices provide? What prevention and sensitization measures are urgently necessary? What points of contact and advisement offices or networks exist in the event of racist incidents or sexual violence? What strategies exist for fighting against structural discrimination? What specific approaches or methods such as anti-racism clauses or self-obligations are being planned or have already been implemented in working practice by artists, independent groups, companies, producing institutions, theaters and other institutions?
Representatives of trust centers, advisement centers, initiatives, networks, artistic practice and legal experts offer initial insight into their work and expertise. After this, we look forward to an intensive exchange regarding what already exists as well as what is still missing. A continuation of the event and the establishment of an ongoing collection of information are planned.

Everyone working in the field of culture is invited to take part. We look forward to the exchange!
In order to attend, please send an email to info(at) by December 16, 2019.
TATWERK is accessible for people with mobility impairments and users of wheelchairs via an elevator. Unfortunately the toilets are not accessible for wheelchairs. We would be very happy to hear from you if you have further questions regarding this matter or would like to let us know about a special need. Please send an email directly to:

Schedule of Events

4:00 pm: Welcome
4:10 pm: Presentation Anti-Discrimination – An Overview of Options Provided by Labor Law.
With Maryam Haschemi Yekani (attorney)
4:30 pm: Short Status Report
With Themis Vertrauensstelle, Festival Theaterformen (Caroline Froelich), DIVERSITY ARTS CULTURE – Berlin Project Office for Diversity Development, HAU Hebbel am Ufer / Alliance of International Producing Institutions, Initiative for Solidarity in Theater, the Türkischer Bund in Berlin-Brandenburg Anti-Discrimination Network, Platz Da!, Berlinklusion
Moderated by Janis El-Bira (Deutschland Funk Kultur;

6:00 pm: Break and Continuation of the Exchange Over the Course of Individual Conversations

6:30 pm: Closing Presentation The Societal Effects of the German Anti-Discrimination Act (AGG)
With Volker Beck (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen)
From 7:00 pm on: Casual Exchange              


Julian Kamphausen
Phone: +49 30 / 33 84 54 51 

Franziska Janke

Phone: +49 30 / 33 84 54 51