Sonntag 10.08.2014

OPEN SPACE: Africa in Darmstadt

With African guest artists of Akademie Schloss Solitude.

Saturday, August 10 | all day
Osthang campus: hall
debate, lecture, concert
» a guest event of Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart

The manifold theater and dance landscape of the African continent plays an important role for the social discourses which are currently taking place in African cities and metropolises. More than ever they need to be internationally connected to engage in a lasting and equal exchange with artists and cultural actors from other scenes. For this purpose the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, supported by the program TURN of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, invited six african artists from the performing arts field. Besides residencies in Stuttgart, at the Festival ‘Theater der Welt’ in Mannheim and at Ruhrtriennale in Essen the ‘Afrika in Solitude’ artists will visit the Darmstadt Osthang Project.

From 2 to 12 August five of them will take part in workshops and seminars of «Thinking Together», visit concerts of the International Summer Course for New Music and design a one-day program at the Osthang Campus on 10 August: Marwen Mohamed Abouda, Desiré Davids, Hector Thami Manekehla, Papy Maurice Mbwiti-a-bwanga und Dorine Mokha.

Guest at Osthang campus

» The 47th International Summer Course for New Music

Since its foundation in 1946, the International Summer Course for New Music is one of the most important ‘hot spots‘ of the latest musical developments worldwide. Every two years the music of our time is for two weeks in the focus almost around the clock. The Summer Course, an artist campus with over 400 composers, musicians, performers and scientists from all over the world will this year – besides many other venues in the city – be present on the Osthang from 2 August on with workshops, installations and small concerts.

For the full program and further information, please visit »


With OPEN SPACE a project of the Darmstadt Summer Course will be transferred to the Osthang: The OPEN SPACE is a tool for self-motorized exchange and self-organized knowledge transfer which had lots of response during the Darmstadt Summer Course 2010 and 2012. It was initiated in cooperation with Berno Odo Polzer who is one of the Osthang Project curators this year. In 2014, OPEN SPACE will have an additional venue in the temporary buildings of the Osthang Project, but is not only designed for participants of the Summer Course: Regardless of whether you are a Summer Course musician, Darmstadt citizen, visitor of the city or partner of the Summer of Architecture: If you want to organize your own public meeting, discussion or talk, give a lecture, present a work or thought, play musical recordings, screen a film, or propose other public events, the OPEN SPACE rooms offer the framework to do so at pre-defined times. OPEN SPACE is set up as an autonomous public zone, a platform for self-organized exchange complementary to the curated program of the Osthang Project and the International Summer Course.

A calendar on place will inform about the planned OPEN SPACE activities – also, please sign up for a certain time frame at the Osthang schedule.

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Base Infos

With OPEN SPACE a project of the Darmstadt Summer Course will be transferred to the Osthang. Today: African guest artists of Akademie Schloss Solitude.


Osthang campus


Time: 10:00


Architektursommer Rhein-Main
Darmstädter Architektursommer
Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD)

Förderer und Sponsoren

Kulturfonds FrankfurtRheinMain
Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Merck’sche Gesellschaft für Kunst und Wissenschaft e. V.
Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt
Jubilaeumsstiftung der Sparkasse
Nassauische Heimstätte
Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure
HEAG Holding AG
HEAG Kulturfreunde
EAD Darmstadt
Baubuche Pollmeier
Entega HSE
HMD Elektrik
DAXL Veranstaltungstechnik
Dachdeckerei Weiler
Held Baustoffe


DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum
TU Darmstadt
Hessen Design
Die Kulturwirtschaft
Vermessung Gonschorek
Ingenieurbüro Henniger
P Magazin
Höhl Bau