From 10 o’clock on, bookstalls of different publishing houses and some other information stands invite you to browse all day long!
In addition, the screen printing workshop is open at all times. There you can have the techniques of screen printing shown & explained to you and thus print some motifs even on the most different documents.
Workshops & Lectures
Mathematical Anarchism: How can the growth of hierarchies be stopped? (Lecture, Language: English)
This question conceals three questions that are to be answered in this workshop. To answer this question, you should already know what hierarchy is and what we mean when we speak of freedom – what exactly we want. Secondly, we will look at how hierarchy can emerge and grow, in order to finally fight for its downfall, for which I propose some methods of self-organization.
With this activity I want to inspire people to live without coercion. I have the feeling that the existing theories are not sufficient, because hierarchy is not expressed in the same way as it used to be, and because many counter-movements recognize the problems but do not know well what to do and therefore stick to old methods.
So a new perspective can help, and by chance my view is mathematical. For me, mathematics ≈ is radicality: it is about going to the essence, to the root of things, to uncover the underlying mechanisms. Through simplification, it is easier to let the imagination run free, to create a completely new world.
Concretely, this workshop will be interactive, with games to clarify certain mechanisms and a discussion on how we can apply these mechanisms in practice. And don’t worry: no mathematical background is required. Would you like to read more already? Then have a look at: https://mathematicalanarchism.wordpress.com/
Evo has a Master’s degree in mathematics, followed by an interdisciplinary doctorate at the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). He studies anarchist ideas in a mathematical and abstract way.
Anatole Dolgoff: Links der Linken – Sam Dolgoff and the radical US workers’ movement (Reading, Language: German)
Sam Dolgoff (1902-1990) was a painter and member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), also known as Wobblies, from the early 1920s until his death. Together with his wife, Esther Dolgoff, he was at the center of American anarchism, especially anarcho-syndicalism. Their son, Anatole Dolgoff (born 1937), not only traces Sam Dolgoff’s life in this book, but at the same time writes a passionate history of the radical labor movement in the USA of the 20th century.
In the second half of the 20th century, Anatole Dolgoff grew up in the midst of the Wobblies and the Jewish milieu of New York’s immigrant workers. His book tells of the power of neighborhood solidarity among the workers, but also of proletarian and cultural lines of division.
Just a short time before the U.S. elections on November 3, the book recalls the unknown history of the U.S. labor movement and shows that integrated unions with black and white workers existed from the 1920s onward. Trade union activists like the African American Ben Fletcher were formative for the IWW and are presented in detail in the book.
Book presentation by Lou Marin (Verlag Graswurzelrevolution)
Communication guerilla (DIY, language: German, duration: 3h)
To alienate, exaggerate or otherwise creatively change advertising messages or PR actions of corporations, lobby associations or parties – without the viewer perhaps noticing this at first glance – that is communication guerilla. It does not necessarily have to be expensive glossy actions. Because communication guerilla has the potential to create access to public discourse even with simple means and limited resources. How this can work is to be shown here in a workshop with many colorful and funny action pictures and reports. After the introduction (introduction, expectation round, short input on the political significance of the topic) you will get to know communication guerilla actions in small groups, on the basis of “action bags” (pictures, short film clips, press releases, action reports, newspaper articles).
Talkin’ about a revolution… (Input, Language: German)
Is there any point in speaking of “revolution” here and now? What can we understand by it concretely at the moment? How do we relate the “small actions”, our activities in various groups and in our respective communities, to the longing to “change everything”? To what extent can we orient ourselves in a social-revolutionary way today?
The input presents the anarchist concept of social revolution. Let us then share and discuss our thoughts.
Antifa and Communication Guerilla (Workshop, Language: German)
Communication guerilla is a collective term for political forms of action which, in addition to drawing attention to problems, also attempt to create awareness of the many small unwritten rules of everyday life that stabilize rule. In the portfolio of many antifascist groups, these forms of action have so far played a rather subordinate role and are only discussed when, for example, the “Identitarian Movement” is trying out in this field. This workshop tries to create an awareness of the history of the communication guerilla in the history of the antifa movement. Furthermore we try to sensitize for chances and risks of this toolbox.
Sexism in the (radicale) Left (Discussion round DIY, language: German)
Who is this sexism in the left scene? Why is it so hard to expose and how do we get rid of it? We would like to give room for these questions in a discussion. It is more about the exchange with each other than to provide theory input. We explicitly want to give FLINT* people the opportunity to share their experiences, but Cis men are also welcome, because sexism is everybody’s business. The event is neither a critical masculinity round nor a safe space among FLINT* people: be brave anyway and come along!
Jinwar: an ecological women’s village in Rojava (lecture, language: German)
You can expect a presentation and an exhibition about the ecological women’s village Jinwar. This village is located in Rojava and was built by women. The women live there together with their children.
Don’t be afraid of the microphone – demo presentation (DIY, language: German)
Demomoderation – do we need it? What are the tasks of a moderation and what not? What should be communicated and what should not be said through the microphone? What is to be considered with regard to repression? After we have dealt with such questions, there will be a practical part where people can try and practice speaking into a microphone in such a way that everything is easy to understand and get used to the amplified sound of their own voice.
Safety Culture (Lecture/Workshop, Language: German)
How can and will we protect ourselves from repression and surveillance? Why is security usually not an individual but a collective decision? In this lecture/workshop we will look at the concept of Security Culture, which considers security for activists from digital, social, physical, psychological and spatial aspects. The lecture is part of the series Demo 3×3 by the Freiburg Investigation Committee (more information: https://www.kts-freiburg.org/?article2997).
Corona and Democracy (reading, language: German)
Right-wing and irrational opponents* of the corona measures have been in the media for months. But there is criticism from the left. Among them is the book “Corona and Democracy. A left criticism“. One of the editors is the Berlin-based journalist Peter Nowak, who will present and discuss the book at the event. He will also discuss the social alliances and protests that took place under Corona conditions, which, however, often had to struggle with police obstructions and media disinterest.
A historical perspective on Antifa in Germany (lecture, language: German)
The so-called “antifa” has been around not only since the end of the last century. The history of the antifascist movement is much longer than some people might think. The Antifascist Youth Freiburg offers an overview of the history of the antifascist movement in Germany in their lecture from the series “No Practice without Theory”.
The speakers are young and motivated! Come along!
Antifascist Youth Freiburg
From 20 o’clock: Dinner