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takADEMIE is the new, contextual, transdisciplinary event series at and by the tak Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg. Through a multitude of formats such as lectures, discussion, artistic laboratiories and presentations, we aim to reach interdisciplinary artists and a wide public. The inauguartory edition will focus on relations, behaviours and perspectives of humans towards anitmals and other species.

The artistic journey TOGETHERNESS will examine whether we can overcome, modify or curtail Anthropocentrism, and the resulting consequences for the societies we inhabit: Can political representation and social participation be extended to other species? Do humans have more of a right to life and habitats than animals? Is the way we treat animals in our food industries in any way justifiable? What form could an equal, eye-level encounter take? How would such encounters influence our behavior, our emotional and social lives? We will explore these and other questions concerning human perspectives on other species and their rights  philosophically, interculturally, artistically, scientifically and personally in theoretical and practical formats. The focus is on the possibility of a respectful and fruitful coexistence of all species without limitlessly exploiting the planet Earth.

Artistic Laboratory
10 artists will explore these questions in a future-facing manner the framework of an artistic laboratory lasting 10 days. The first block will begin on the July 1st, the second in September and culminate in a public presentation. 

Conference
A public conference will be held on July 2nd and 3rd. Experts and activists in political philosophy, Biology, Conservation, Cultural Studies, Arts, Ethics and Law will share a wide-ranging perspective on the subject and open it to dscussion to widen perspectives. It will be open to the public and available online. More information will follow soon- watch this space! 


takADEMIE # 1 TOGETHERNESS takes place in cooperation with Minding Animals Germany
with the dep. of Transmedia space at the Academy Media Arts Cologne;
with Prof. Dr. Ana Dimke and Prof. Dr. Jessica UllrichBerlin University of the Arts; College of Fine Arts, Institute for Art Didactics and Aesthetic Education;
and with the Center for Econics and Ecosystem Management at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development.

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.