Solidarity is a union or fellowship arising from common responsibilities and/or interests, as between members of a group, classes, etc.: But as political activists – what solidarity mean to us? Especially now, in times of movement of people who cross border and (helping) ideology shows up, we would like to come to an understanding! What is the difference between solidarity and help or charity! Who is solidary and when solidarity is necessary? And is it important to get something back for showing solidarity?
The so-called Refugees are arriving to Berlin in numbers that the state seems unable to cope with. The public is split in its opinion. Being aware of the crisis situation, what can artists bring to the discussion? Where can they engage? How could they make a difference?
One of the things we can do, is to try to give a voice back to us, the people, to give ourselves a chance to understand what we are all living, and most of all to give ourselves a chance to experience it together.
We decided to give voices to humans and humanity, to make the people appear and the empty slogans disappear. We think the festival format is best to allow as much dialogue as possible to emerge. Within the rich program of exhibitions, performances, live music, talks, films and more throughout Neukölln, there will be plenty of chances for everyone to create together.