The REVOLUTIONALE, a Festival for Change, was initiated by the Foundation of the Peaceful Revolution. Among other things, it is directed against inaction in matters of climate change and against the nationalism that is spreading all over the world. It focuses on the strengthening, support and networking of people who stand up for an open, (violence-)free pluralistic society – in Germany and in other countries. The open exchange about possible common fields of action aims at concrete joint steps and actions.
International Round Table
At the International Round Table in the Gewandhaus on 7 and 8 October – between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. – representatives of NGOs (non-governmental civil rights organisations) from 25 countries will discuss ten central topics. Representatives of Youth Parliaments and youth movements from Europe are explicitly included. The participants will exchange and develop constructive proposals for action for the work in the coming years. A public press conference will take place in the Gewandhaus at 5 p.m. each day. On 9 October at 2 p.m. the results of the discussions will be presented to the public in the REVOLUTIONALE Office in the former Karstadt building.
Art + Interaction
Parallel to the Round Tables, interactive art events and performances will take place the whole day from 5 to 9 October in the shop windows of the former Karstadt building in Petersstraße, Preußergässchen, Neumarkt and in the REVOLUTIONALE Office next to the former main entrance. Here, among other things, topics of the Round Tables will be deepened and expanded.
The REVOLUTIONALE Office is located directly next to the shop windows on Petersstraße. From 16 September, representatives of the REVOLUTIONALE team will be available here daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
During the REVOLUTIONALE, our office will serve to expand the activities in the shop windows. For example, you can listen to and watch the full-length radio plays and videos presented in the shop windows or talk to the artists and other interested persons.
In the evening in Frei_Raum
The topics of the International Round Table will be further discussed from 7 p.m. every evening on Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz and in the Frei_Raum(Free_Space)-Pavillon installed there. This will in turn have an influence on the discussion processes at the Round Table. In addition, the intended networking of the active participants in Leipzig and beyond can take place here. DJs will put on good music and there will also be something to drink.
Foundation of the Peaceful Revolution
We would like to thank the following institutions for supporting our work:
Within the framework of REVOLUTIONALE 2019, two projects will take place that were organized with the support of various sponsors. For the project “International Round Tables” as well as for the project “Festival for Change” we would like to thank the following sponsors for their donations and cooperation.
REVOLUTIONALE 2019 – International Round Tables was supported by:
Free State of Saxony
With the kind support of: