2011, Wed, Aug 17

ÜBER LEBENSKUNST Festival - Opening

101 Hours in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Urban Space of Berlin

Crisis as an opportunity! Man-made climate change has given us a new perspective on our local ways of life and our understanding of global politics. Can a new “art of living” secure our survival? How can we bring about a cultural change in our habits and behavioral patterns? For 101 hours (17 to 21 August 2011), visitors to the Haus der Kulturen der Welt test a new sustainable “art of living”: by cooking and eating differently, by working and producing, hanging around and sleeping, discussing and thinking, learning and using, dancing, listening to music and watching movies.

Opening with:

Installations: Folke Köbberling and Martin Kaltwasser, FAT KOEHL ARCHITECTS, Adrian Lohmüller, Learning Site / Rikke Luther, and the ÜBER LEBENSKUNST.Initiatives

Performances: Ivan Civic, Benjamin Verdonck, Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination

Catering: "Vorratskammer" (larder) by myvillages.org

Concert: Best of „HKW lokal“ with Glitterbug, Brand Brauer Frick Bhatti, Lord Mouse & The Kalypso Katz, Jimmy Trash & The Gunpowder Temple of Heaven

A project initiated by the German Federal Cultural Foundation

Kulturstiftung des Bundes

in cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Presented by

Radio Eins   Zitty