Programme Symposium ///

Adademy of Arts, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin
Free Entry

Part 1: Research, Science, and Politics
Thursday afternoon, Oct. 16 (public section)

The project Shrinking Cities is part of a more general trend to connect artistic production, research, and socio-political ambitions. How is knowledge production possible today – what role do art and culture play in it, and what role does research play? Why are political discourses increasingly seen in terms of culture and why are cultural projects increasingly put on a scientific basis? What must a successful and fruitful production and mediation of knowledge look like in the future, and how can societal reality be favorably influenced and molded? What are the limits?

3 - 3.30 p.m.  
Greeting and introduction
Nele Hertling, Academy of the Arts,                 
Hortensia Völckers, German Federal Cultural Foundation,
Johannes Meier, Bertelsmann Foundation

3.30 – 5.00 p.m. 
Panel 1
Short presentations and talks with:

Hortensia Völckers, German Federal Cultural Foundation,
Daniel Tyradellis, exhibition curator, 
Thomas Macho, cultural scientist
Tom Stromberg, producer for theatre
Moderator: Georg Schöllhammer, author    

5 - 5.30 p.m.

5.30 – 7.00  p.m.
Panel 2
Short presentations and talks with:  
Joachim Krausse, Design- and architecture scientist, 
Heinz Bude, Sociologist,
Jesko Fezer, architect and artist,
Philipp Oswalt, Project office Shrinking Cities
Moderator: Karin Rebbert

Afterwards: Vernissage on the occasion of the exhibition opening:
Shrinking Cities ff.


Part 2: "Shrinking continued"
Fiday afternoon, Oct. 17 (public section)
How will the theme of shrinking cities continue to develop in the coming decades? What new themes and tendencies will thereby emerge? Demographic aging, climate change, and the arrival of the “oil peak” make the topic increasingly relevant, with shifting issues.

2.00 - 2.30 p.m.
Greeting and introduction
Philipp Oswalt

Panel 1
Culture of shrinkage
2.30 - 3.00 p.m.
"Culture of shrinkage" by Jerry Herron
3.00 – 3.30 p.m.
"Discourses of growth and shrinkage in 1970 et. sqq." by Reinhard Steurer
3.30 – 4.20 p.m.
Short statements: Walter Oswalt, Sergej Sitar 
Moderator: Wolfgang Kil

4.20 – 4.45 p.m.

Panel 2
Shrinkage and demography / ageing countries:
4.45 – 5.15 p.m.
"Shrinkage and demographic change" by Rainer Münz
5.15 - 5.45 p.m. 
"Climate impact research" by Fritz Reusswig  
5.45 – 6.30 p.m.
Short statements: Ulf Matthiessen, Helmut Haberl 
Moderator: Robert Kaltenbrunner

6.30 – 6.50 p.m.
Panel 3
Polarization / globalization
6.50 – 7.20 p.m.
"Polarization / globalisation" by Klaus Müller
7.20 - 7.40 p.m.
"Suburbs: the next slums?" by Markus Hesse
7.40 – 8.30 p.m.  
Short statement: Klaus Ronneberger
Moderator: Walter Prigge
8.30 – 9.00 p.m.
Resume/summary of symposium

Friday 11.55 p.m.: Shrinking Cities Music at the Tape Club Berlin. With Homewreckers feat. KEMO live, DJ Haslam (Manchester) and DJ Tobias Koth (Bochum

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