JUNE 10 // 5 pm
__BERLIN SOUP @ Holzmarkt
Democratic experiment in micro-funding
From 9 – 10 June 2017 the continuation of the event series Detroit-Berlin-Connection will take place under the name THE POTENTIAL. As in the past few years, the three-day symposium is dedicated to the creative exchange between Detroit and Berlin.
The series is connected with the conference in Detroit (MOCAD 2014, 2015) as well as with the 2015 visitors to the Detroit delegation in Berlin.
Under the aspect “Learning from Detroit / Learning from Berlin”, the task is to promote subcultural exchange for urban development. The magical ingredients for a successful debate have thus been found.
This year comprises of the Panels program, the presentation of a Hip Hop project (Be-Troit), various live performances, a Detroit Techno club night, workshops for prospective music producers and a public neighborhood meeting (Berlin Soup / Detroit Soup). Tresor/Globus will serve as the main venues.
The title “The Potential” evolved from diverse conversations between Mike Banks (UR, Detroit) and Dimitri Hegemann (Tresor, Berlin), in which the topic was perspectives and ideas concerning city development. In comparing both cities many parallels were recognized, as well as formats that could be transported overnight from one city to the other.
Added future cultural dialogue with other cities will strengthen these creative potentials, not only in terms of music but also will take social, ecological and political aspects into consideration.
The next station is the unofficial May 2017 The Potential conference in central Detroit, where Detroit- Berlin Connection delegates meet with politicians, artists and industrial representatives to find unconventional solutions for central tasks.
On Friday, 09 June starting at 6pm, an open panel of representatives from the music label Underground Resistance will meet with politicians and artists from Detroit and Berlin in Tresor Berlin, to discuss the questions of how art and culture can influence political change.
Directly following this, the association for street social work Gangway g.e.V., directed by Olad Aden, will introduce the Hip Hop project Be-Troit. Former incarcerated youths met American and German female artists and together produced an album that will be presented.
On Friday 09 and Saturday 10 June at midnight, a Tresor Klubnacht will present the Techno span through Detroit Djs and Berlin artists will complete the program.
On Friday 09 and Saturday 10 June, Detroit artist Mike Huckaby presents Music Production Workshops as know-how transfer for young upcoming music producers.
At 6pm on Saturday 10 June at Holzmarkt, the second edition of the neighborhood project Berlin Soup will take place.
The idea for this comes from Detroit. Persons can submit their projects for city
development and procure micro-funding from which the total revenue is generated from participant donations. The goal is to support community-based development through creativity and collaboration. More info: http://www.facebook.com/soupberlin.
More information about all the program points will soon be published on www.tresorberlin.com
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