Are you uncomfortable disrupting normal behaviour? Acts of dissidence and radical citizenship

25.10.2013 / from 7:40 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.
Allianz Kulturforum. Pariser Platz 6. 10117 Berlin, Germany.
Panel Discussione
Organized by European Alternatives and coordinated by Niccolo Milanese and Emanuele Guidi

Transeuropa Festival 2013. IMAGINE | DEMAND | ENACT



Closing TRANSEUROPA Festival 2013 throughout Europe, this forum is a call to enact a different Europe from the bottom up through a radicalised form of citizenship. From art interventions to the elaboration of a citizens’ manifesto and deciding common actions for the coming months, we create a space to Imagine, Demand and Enact an alternative Europe.

Transeuropa Festival is organized by European Alternatives, this year Tania Bruguera was selected for the next 2 years to be part of the Advisory Board for Europe Alternatives, they will work on the Citizen Manifesto to be presented on december 6th to the Parliament of the European Union. European Alternatives is a transnational organisation promoting democracy, equality and culture beyond the nation state. European Alternatives believes the nation state is no longer the appropriate political form in which to define democratic decision-making and active citizenship, equality between people, the respect and extension of rights. European Alternatives promotes its objectives by means of public events, research, activities promoting active citizenship, youth projects, campaigns and publications. It is active throughout Europe and in the rest of the world, and carries on its activities, locally, regionally, and transnationally at various levels.

Transeuropa Festival is a unique transnational festival of culture, arts and politics, taking place in 13 cities all over Europe. It is not 13 different festivals happening at the same time, but one festival taking place throughout the continent.

Transeuropa Festival is the result of aparticipative process taking place throughout the year across Europe, involving more than 200 activists and volunteers, spread over 13 cities in 12 European countries, mobilised in order to achieve a truly Transnational festival. Each city of the Festival has a local group of activists, who meet up during the year, organizing activities, taking forward campaigns and discussing the contents and activities of the Festival. All the local groups work collaboratively during the year, thanks to monthly meetings and a constant online communication, building shared visions and proposals on the urgencies and priorities challenging Europe.

. Margarita Tsomou, writer and publisher

. Tania Bruguera, 
 artist, Immigrant Movement International

. Ole Frahm, artist, LIGNA 

Torsten Michaelson, artist, LIGNA 

. Erdem Gündüz, choreographer

. The Standing Man, Taksim Square

. Robert Misik, journalist


. Daphne Büllesbach