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12 November, Global Munich at ausarten Festival


Stay strong meets Global Munich – the arts, politics & mental health

Sunday, 12 November 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Fat Cat, Kellerstraße 8a, 81667 Munich

Featuring artistic performances by DUGU TIGUI & TALKING PEOPLE


Art is multifaceted, both in its forms of expression and in what it conveys. Art showcases, processes and triggers emotions, while also discussing societal and political issues. On a panel at the ausARTen Festival 2023, the intersections of artistic activity, political activism and mental health will be addressed. The panel guests will explore these connections from different perspectives and compare practical experiences and theory.


Moderator: Ipek Akti



Queen Lizzy: a musician, model, activist and co-organiser of the major Black Lives Matter protest in 2020.


Shukria Sufi is an Afghan psychologist currently working with Caritas and Refugio Munich. She studied psychology at Kabul University in Afghanistan. She is a trauma specialist and has trained more than 100 doctors, nurses, police officers, religious leaders and staff from various INGOs and NGOs in trauma sensitivity.


Yumn Ammar is a media producer, podcaster and moderator with a migration background. She is particularly active in the fields of anti-racism and inclusion.


Sophie Eisenried is a researcher at the Käte Hamburger Research Centre global dis:connect of the LMU. She focuses on art theory, artistic practices, interventions related to class and gender, institutional critique and, in particular, the connection between social and political movements and art.



A conversation about memory and theatre practice with Kevin Ostoyich

Sunday, 12 November 2023, 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Fat Cat, Kellerstraße 8a, 81667 München


The ausARTen Festival 2023 workshop with Kevin Ostoyich, associated fellow at global dis:connect, offers a unique opportunity to engage with a renowned scholar and theatre practitioner. Ostoyich specialises in the connection between memory and theatre, particularly in relation to the Holocaust. He is known for transforming historical sources and memories into a compelling and moving theatrical experiences.


Workshop content:

Memory and history: Ostoyich explains his approach to memory and historical theatre.

Practical exercises: participants can contribute their own experiences and ideas to encourage creative thinking and dialogue.

Analysis of theatre plays: Ostoyich presents his own plays based on historical sources and discusses their role in conveying history.

Discussion and exchange: Q&A with Kevin Ostoyich.


Click here to download the complete festival programme.