Window display Interkultur Ruhr
›Worauf wir uns beziehen können.‹ / ›What our points of reference are.‹
Opening: 27 August, 5 pm
Operating as a mobile organization, since 2016 Interkultur Ruhr has been working on and researching forms of a diverse community – together with actors from various fields, from migrant self-help organizations, and independent initiatives through to cultural institutions and local politicians. Now that the first six years of the program have been completed, a publication has been released in which the authors and editors sketch a picture of the post-migrant and post-colonial cultural world of the Ruhr region. The book is a journey into a future that has long since already been here. It is fundamentally pluralistic and gives a voice to the society of the many.
We need to know what our points of reference are in order to be able to think about other presences and futures, or about a cultural history and culture of memory that takes its cue from diverse social realities. In essays, conversations, commentaries, memories, and proposed futures by artists, activists, and scholars, and a photographic essay by Fatih Kurçeren created especially for the book, the contributors place the so-called intercultural margins of society right at the center of things. Some of the authors will guest at the event in order to read from their work and discuss these with the audience.
In a joint initiative, an exhibition was conceived to accompany the publication, which can be seen and heard in the windows of WerkStadt from 28 August to 27 September 2022. Many of the participating authors have read excerpts of their texts, which can be accessed online. Visitors are advised to bring headphones and a smartphone.
Exhibition opening: Sat. 27 August, from 5 pm in the WerkStadt
Before the opening, a reading on the publication will take place on 27 August at PACT (from 2 pm).
With: Association for Black Art_ists / Marny Garcia Mommertz, Princela Biyaa & Ijeoma Uzoukwu, Rebetik.on, Lütfiye Güzel
Free admission, registration at: firstname.lastname@example.org