This year’s appointment of Helon Habila is the first time an international curator in residence has been selected for the festival. This means that the ›international‹, as inscribed in the festival title, has already shifted to the curation and stands for polyphony, topicality, and thematic authenticity. The festival motto »Strange New World« was developed in close collaboration with the ilb team. How does the selection committee view the festival? What does an international curation make possible? Where are its limits?

Mit Hans Jürgen Balmes, Timo Berger, Lavinia Frey, Johannes Kister, Victoria Rodríguez Lacrouts [live zugeschaltet], Lola Shoneyin, Barbara Wahlster

The event will be held in English.

Admission is free.


We sell our tickets via the Berliner Festspiele website.