“Theatre buildings, culture for everybody” online panel discussions with the spokesperson of the ‘Architectures of Order’ LOEWE cluster, Carsten Ruhl, and guests

The theatre in Düsseldorf, which was designed by Bernhard Pfau and opened in 1970
© Sebastian Hoppe
The theatre in Düsseldorf, which was designed by Bernhard Pfau and opened in 1970

Which theatre for which town? That is the title of two online panel discussion sessions to debate the questions triggered by the current situation; it is taking place at 6:15 p.m. on 16 December 2020 and 17 February 2021. Frankfurt’s theatre is currently facing a course-setting decision, which will extensively affect its course well into the 21st century: what should the buildings, where urban subsidised theatre will take place in future, look like? Where should opera, drama, children’s and young people’s theatre take place and where should the experimental performing arts be rehearsed, performed and seen? Four of the five future urban theatre buildings are currently being planned – at various stages. In the light of this, architectural history and theatre studies experts at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main want to discuss these issues during two panel discussion sessions. Lectures by scientists, discussion contributions from artists and brief statements by politicians are designed to help place the urgently needed discussions about the future theatre in Frankfurt on a broader footing.

Carsten Ruhl (the spokesperson for the Architectures of Order LOEWE cluster and an architectural historian at the Goethe University in Frankfurt) will discuss the subject of “Theatre buildings, culture for all” with the theatre studies expert, Ulrike Hass (Bochum/Berlin), and the architectural historian, Frank Schmitz (University of Hamburg) on 17 February 2021. You can find background information on this topic on the home page of the LOEWE cluster.

You can take part in the event by using the following link: https://uni-frankfurt.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0FL0uylvSDu4CKhyYNULDQ 

The discussions will be recorded.