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European Allliance of Academies: The Freedom of Art in Times of War and Crisis

Conference

Since its foundation in 2020, the European Alliance of Academies has been working for artistic freedom in Europe. In view of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, at the fourth joint conference, Alliance members will speak about the effects of the war on artistic freedom. How are the working conditions of artists changing? What can artists contribute to peace? What opportunities does the digital space offer? New strategies for European unification and cooperation will be discussed in lectures and debates.

Funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the Gesellschaft der Freunde der Akademie der Künste and the Federal Agency for Civic Education 

Programme

Thursday, 15 Dec 
7 – 8.30 pm 

Plenary Foyer
Sound Environment by Floros Floridis and AoA Impro Group

Welcome
Jeanine Meerapfel, President Akademie der Künste
Thomas Krüger, President Federal Agency of Civic Education

Keynote
Cécile Wajsbrot, Writer and Member Akademie der Künste

Panel Discussion
Artistic Freedom – between repression and resistance
with Hanna Bilobrova, Filmmaker, Co-director Mariupolis 2
Leszek Koczanowicz, Professor, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warszawa

Friday, 16 Dec
7 – 9.30 pm 

Plenary Foyer
Sound Environment by Floros Floridis and AoA Impro Group

Welcome
Jeanine Meerapfel, President Akademie der Künste
Claudia Roth, State Minister for Culture and Media 

Poem via Zoom
A.L. Kennedy, Writer and Member Akademie der Künste

Music
Floros Floridis and AoA Impro Group

Keynote
Perhaps somebody might listen
Sergei Loznitsa, Film Director and Member Akademie der Künste

Panel Discussion
The Freedom of Art in Times of War and Crisis
Moderation: Matthias Krupa
with Wolfgang Kaleck, Director European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR),Iris ter Schiphorst, composer, interpreter, writer and Member Akademie der Künste, Andres Veiel, Filmmaker and Member Akademie der Künste

Music
Floros Floridis and AoA Impro Group

Closing
Robert Menasse, Writer and Member Akademie der Künste

15 — 16 Dec

Pariser Platz

Plenary Hall

Public Conference, Discussion, Music

Tuesday, 15 Dec, 7 pm
With Jeanine Meerapfel, Thomas Krüger, Hanna Bilobrova, Leszek Koczanowicz, Cécile Wajsbrot

Friday, 16 Dec, 7 pm
With Claudia Roth, A.L. Kennedy, Sergei Loznitsa, Wolfgang Kaleck, Iris ter Schiphorst, Andres Veiel, Robert Menasse

In German and English

Free admission

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