Discourse / Exhibition / Theatre
Fonds Darstellende Künste presents:

Markt für nützliches Wissen und Nicht-Wissen. Lizenz Nr. 11 (Market for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge)

The End of Repetition

100 experts from the fields of activism, art and theory share their knowledge in individual conversations and present their ideas and practices for and against repetition.

A room with many numbered tables where two people talk at a time.

Markt für nützliches Wissen und Nicht-Wissen Nr. 20 – Mobile Akademie Berlin, Hamburg 2016

© Eucrea e.V

  • In German, partly in English and others

Past Dates

Participation on a 1:1 conversation costs € 1 and can be booked at the event.

Fonds Darstellende Künste presents:
Bundesweites Artist Labor der Labore (B.A.L.L.)

The pandemic is not over yet, war is here again, and the climate is changing inexorably. Absolute faith in progress, expansion, and extraction on the one hand, and incessant, unvarying repetition on the other, are not contradictions. They co-create one other and give rise to the normality from within which we circle the abyss. First comes tragedy, then farce, then the series. Is it possible to interrupt the eternal return, to act, to remember, to live together with a true difference?

Climate activists demand exnovation instead of innovation: to take a real pause in the breathless onrush of political, cultural, economic pursuits, to make space, to give things up. Postcolonial, emancipatory, and queer theory and action sharply interrupt white and patriarchal repetitive loops. Habits of speech are under scrutiny and contemporary politics of memory seek ways out of entanglement in historical memorial rituals.

In the arts, on the other hand, repetition is often a critical practice. Loops, citations, parody, and drag do away with individual authorship and question ideas about originality; gender and antiracist discourses shake up traditional representations.

Arranged side-by-side in an arena and running according to a strict administrative rhythm, 100 experts from the arts, activism, theory, and a wide variety of professions present their expertise in support of and against the repetitive. Which routines need to get kicked to the curb, given fresh meaning, or taken up anew? Or is everything already there and we’re just repeating the wrong things?

The Market for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge is a site of knowledge exchange, an archive and a reading room, a market and a consultation center all at the same time. Book an expert for a one-on-one conversation on-site the night of the event—just 1 Euro for 30 minutes! Or listen in over a pair of headphones!

Fonds Darstellende Künste Licensee
Hannah Hurtzig Licenser

Curated by Florian Malzacher
Cory Tamler Dramaturg, research
Alexander Karschnia, Necati Öziri, Promona Sengupta Advisors
Peer Stark Head of production
Falco Ewald Technical director


Fatuma Musa Afrah Activist for women’s and human rights and founder of United Actions Women & Girls e.V.
Mohammad Al Attar Playwright and theatre maker
Neta Alexander Film and media theorist
Fikri Anıl Altıntaş Author, #HeForShe Ambassador / UN Women Deutschland
Ulf Aminde Artist / weißensee kunsthochschule berlin
Robin Arthur Theatre maker / Forced Entertainment
Biplab Basu Activist / Kampagne für Opfer rassistischer Polizeigewalt (KOP) and ReachOut, Berlin
Burkhard Blienert Commissioner of the Federal Government for Drug and Addiction Policy
Boris Buden Philosopher and author
Jörg Buttgereit Film director and author
Hamze Bytyci Theatre maker, activist and founder of RomaTrial e.V.
Miguel Canal New media artist and mycology researcher
Stefanie Carp Dramaturg and festival director
Vasyl Cherepanyn Cultural scientist and curator / Visual Culture Research Center, Kyiv
Andrei Chitu Former social media street worker
Radha D’Souza Legal scholar and attorney
Timo Daum Critic of capitalism and nonfiction author
Dennis Deep Sex worker
Pablo Ruiz de Olano Philosopher of science / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG)
Viviana Druga Artist and tarot reader / Tarot de Berlin
Isa Edelhoff Consultant for Theatre and Dance / Commissioner of the Federal Government for Culture and the Media
Patrick Eiden-Offe Literary and cultural studies scholar
Holger Eisele Solid state physicist / Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg
Ruby Eshun Researcher
Caitlin Fisher Former professional football player, activist and artist
Christian Fritzenwanker Beauty expert
Ivo Garbe Union secretary, Department of Health, Social Affairs, Education & Science Berlin-Brandenburg / ver.di
Núria Muñoz Garganté Historian of science / Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG)
Alexis Goertz Founder of Edible Alchemy
Dominique Haensell Editor-in-chief / Missy Magazin
Alexandra Heimes Literary and cultural studies scholar / Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (ZfL)
Nele Hertling Director of the performing arts section / Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz Artistic director / Akademie der Künste der Welt
Torsten Holzapfel Actor / Theater Thikwa
Heinrich Horwitz Director, choreographer and performer
Stefan Kaegi Theatre maker / Rimini Protokoll
Joy Kristin Kalu Theatre scholar and curator
Alexander Karschnia Theatre maker and author / andcompany&Co.
Natasha A. Kelly Sociologist and communication studies scholar
Susanne Kennedy Theatre director
Mina Khani Author and feminist
Anastasiia Kosodii Playwright and director
Prem Krishnamurthy Designer, writer and teacher
Thomas Kuczynski Economic historian and Marx editor
Şeyda Kurt Journalist*in
Joanna Kusiak Sociologist / Initiative Deutsche Wohnen enteignen
Jürgen Kuttner Radio moderator and theatre director
Britta Lange Cultural studies scholar / Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Julio Linares Economic anthropologist / Circles UBI and Basic Income Earth Network
Hannah Marc Illustrator
Oliver Marchart Political scientist / University of Vienna
Luise Meier Philosopher, performer and activist
Małgorzata Mirga-Tas Artist and Romnija activist
Daniel Moldoveanu Artist and essayist
Christian Morin Concert agent / headquarter entertainment
Alia Mossallam Cultural historian and author / Forum Transregionale Studien e.V.
Rabih Mroué Theatre maker and artist
Bodo Mrozek Philosopher / Berlin Center for Cold War Studies, Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History
Tobi Müller Journalist
Maria Muhle Art historian / Akademie der Bildenden Künste München
Christ Mukenge & Lydia Schellhammer Artists
Ogutu Muraya Artist and storyteller
Lucía Muriel Trauma therapist and director of Klima Dekolonial und solidarisch / glokal e.V.
Anna Muzyka Journalist and PR-manager
Camila Nobrega Journalist and activist / Beyond the Green
Ahmet Öğüt Artist
Franca Parianen Neuroscientist and author
Matthias Pees Director Berliner Festspiele
Michael Philipp Historian and curator / Museum Barberini, Potsdam
Berno Odo Polzer Curator and cultural studies scholar
Krishan Rajapakshe Artist / *foundationClass*collective
Cord Riechelmann Journalist, biologist and philosopher
Kevin Rittberger Author and theatre maker
Yvette Robertson Developmental cultural competence educator
Mohammad Salemy Artist, critic, founder of The New Centre for Research & Practice
Tomás Saraceno Artist
Madlyn Sauer Author and artist
Louna Sbou CEO and artistic director Oyoun
Fabian Scheidler Author for stage, print, opera and television
Miriam Schickler Sound artist and cultural studies scholar
Wolfgang Schneider Cultural studies scholar, Chairman of the Board / Fonds Darstellende Künste
Promona Sengupta/Captain Pro Artist, spaceship captain, activist and curator
Marc Siegel Film studies scholar / Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Marcus Steinweg Philosopher
Nora Sternfeld Curator and arts educator / University of Fine Arts Hamburg
Kathy-Ann Tan Curator, writer and founder of Mental Health Arts Space, Berlin
Marita Tatari Philosopher
Dejan Terzić Drummer
Zoran Terzić Playwright, jazz pianist and cultural theorist
Oxana Timofeeva Philosopher
Margarita Tsomou Cultural studies scholar and curator
Kat Válastur Choreographer
Aimée van Baalen Activist / The Last Generation
Anja Voigt Operational strike leader of the Berlin Hospital Movement / Vivantes
Joanna Warsza Curator
Mai Wegener Psychoanalyst
Stefanie Wenner Artist and theatre scholar
Daniel Wetzel Theatre maker / Rimini Protokoll
Petra Willer Memory trainer and educational therapist


Alexander Karschnia Theatre maker and author / andcompany&Co.
Necati Öziri Writer and dramaturg
Promona Sengupta/Captain Pro Artist, spaceship captain, activist and curator

A Mobile Akademie Berlin project, produced by the Fonds Darstellende Künste in the framework of the “Bundesweites Artist Labor der Labore” and in cooperation with the Berliner Festspiele. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.

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on the basis of a resolution of the German Parliament