In 2016, Feierwerk, a socio-cultural non-profit organisation in Munich (Germany), experimented an innovative party concept that is based on democratic and active participation and that fosters inclusion: Plug in Beats – Munich’s first Smart(phone) party.
By creating low-level access and means of participation in cultural venues, Feierwerk managed to create an event that encourages active participation of new citizens, and especially for those with language barriers and/or different cultural backgrounds.
Actively working with newcomers became an evidence for the organisation when new citizens arrived in very large numbers in Munich and when the city installed a refugee camp in front of one of Feierwerk’s live music venues.
THOMAS LECHNER | FEIERWERK
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Contents: Thomas Lechner, Feierwerk & Elisa Thoma, Live DMA
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