Henry Arnhold Dresden Summer School 2021

Culture. Power. Democracy. Cultural institutions as places of democratization



MONDAY, September 13, 2021 – Onboarding

5:00 pm: Digital welcome
Greetings and opening of the Henry Arnhold Dresden Summer School 2021

Prof. Dr. Hans Vorländer, Director of the Summer School
Jonas Wietelmann, Coordinator of the Summer School

5:30 pm: Presentation of the institutions

6:00 pm: Presentation of the participants

TUESDAY, September 14, 2021 – Options for Education on Democracy: The exhibition "FAKE. The Whole Truth" at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum (DHMD)

5:00 pm: Online discussion
Peter Birkenhauer, Research Associate TU Dresden
Sibylle Lichtensteiger, Director, and Sonja Enz, Head of Project Research and Conception, Stapferhaus Lenzburg, Swizerland 
Anja Sommer, Head of Project DHMD “Museums as places of education on democracy“

Moderator: Dr. Susanne Illmer, Head of Science/Events DHMD

THURSDAY, 16.09.2021 – September 16, 2021 - Arguing constructively - New forms of dispute

5:00 pm: Online workshop
Mandy Fischer, Head of Newsdesk, Freie Presse Chemnitz, Head of project Chemnitz diskutiert, Project partner Deutschland spricht
Avgi Stilidis, Head of Museum Education, Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr

TUESDAY, September 21, 2021 - Libraries and political culture

4:00 pm: Online workshop
Dr. Thomas Bürger, former General Director of the Saxon State Library – Dresden State and University Library (SLUB)
Susanne Brandt, Büchereizentrale Schleswig-Holstein

Moderator: Cornelius Pollmer, Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung


WEDNESDAY, September 22, 2021 - Arrival

THURSDAY, 23.09.2021 – September 23, 2021 - The Co-Creative Museum: How do we want to work together?

12:30 pm: Discussion
Cornelia Reichel, Migration and Diversity Management, DHMD
Citizens' Advisory Council, DHMD
Citizens' Advisory Council, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD)
Dr. Florence Thurmes, Head of Program, SKD
Olga Sperling, Deputy Managing Director, Ausländerrat Dresden e.V.

Moderator: Miriam Tscholl, Producer

Johannstädter Kulturtreff

2:00 pm: Coffee break
Café Halva

3:30 pm: Children’s biennale
Japanisches Palais

6:00 pm: Panel Discussion - Old home country. New home country? The past and future of Jewish life in our city
Greetings: Dirk Hilbert, Lord Mayor of the State Capital of Dresden

Panelists will include:
Prof. Dr. Simone Lässig, Director of the German Historical Institute Washington
Prof. Thomas Kübler, Director of Stadtarchiv Dresden
Michael Hurshell, Chairman Jewish Community of Dresden
Jasmin Kogan, Student at Bertolt-Brecht-Gymnasium Dresden

Moderator: Cornelius Pollmer

Stadtmuseum Dresden

9:00 pm: Dinner

FRIDAY, September 24, 2021 - Design and Democracy

10:00 am: Steamboat cruise to Pillnitz

12:00 pm: Arrival in Pillnitz

12:00 pm: Lunch
Pillnitzer Elbblick

1:30 pm: Design Campus – Part I
Thomas Geisler, Director Kunstgewerbe Museum, SKD
Amelie Klein, Curator Design Campus
Vera Sacchetti, Curator Design Campus

Kunstgewerbemuseum Schloss Pillnitz

3:00 pm: Coffee break

3:30 pm: Designs Campus – Part II

6:00 pm: VERSTÄRKER Art-Film-Festival

9:00 pm: Dinner

SATURDAY, September 25, 2021 – Off Spaces

10:00 am: Art Walk – (Off-)Spaces
Kunstquartier Goldener Reiter

12:00 pm: Lunch
 L'art De Vie

4:00 pm: Ceremony – Building Bridges


7:00 pm: Dinner
Restaurant Böhme

SUNDAY, ptember 26, 2021 - Election day

Breakfast and departure

MONDAY, September 27, 2021

5:00 pm: Online summary