2022 Exceptional_ States

What hap­pens today will chan­ge our tomor­row. Fragility deter­mi­nes our ever­y­day life, resi­li­ence is in high demand, lon­gings build a uto­pia of future co-exis­tence. What is nor­mal for some, is an excep­ti­on for others. And whe­re the­re is a sta­te of excep­ti­on, the­re is also a cri­sis. Who bene­fits from unsafe con­di­ti­ons, who pro­vi­des care work, what oppor­tu­ni­ties for par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on exist? What chan­ces pre­sent them­sel­ves in sta­tes of excep­ti­on, and how can we make use of them?

Our topic of the year 2022 looks into cur­rent cri­ses and chan­ces. After two years of pan­de­mic and in the light of num­e­rous glo­bal poli­ti­cal con­flicts and an ongo­ing cli­ma­te cri­sis, we want to open a space whe­re pre­sent-day dis­so­nan­ces can reso­na­te. We belie­ve that exch­an­ge, abo­ve all, can help to over­co­me cri­ses. Therefore com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on, and media­ti­on are at the cen­ter of our 2022 pro­jects. You are warm­ly invi­ted to visit and par­ti­ci­pa­te in dif­fe­rent for­mats like exhi­bi­ti­ons, scree­nings, talks, dis­cus­sions, and workshops.