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On Things

Thematic focus

Our relationships to the things are tricky: We have too many or not enough, we guard them like treasures and junk them thoughtlessly. All too often they seem to determine our lives even though it is us who made them.

In our thematic focus the leading roles are played by plastic bottles, cardbord boxes, turntables, couches and cooking spoons. Understand quantum physics by the help of everyday objects and watch a dance of awkward mutants in discarded clothes. Marvel at a philosophical acrobatic show and enjoy a concert within a landscape of garbage.

›On Things‹ is adressed to everybody. Age and language are not important.
 On the weekend afternoons, the Schwankhalle turns into a living room – with coffee, cake and the The Jukebox-Thing.


Programme JAN/FEB

FRI 18 JAN / 8 p.m. + SAT 19 JAN 2019 / 4 p.m.
Eva Meyer-Keller ›Some Significance‹

Physics-Show (9th grade school knowledge is helpful)

SAT 2 FEB + SO 3 FEB / 4 p.m.

Colette Sadler ›We are the monsters‹
Dance of the awkward mutants for people from the age of 5 with a chaperon

SAT 9 FEB / 8 p.m.+ SUN 10 FEB / 4 p.m.

Clément Layes ›Allege‹
Philosophical acrobatics for unconventional thinkers and children from the age of 6

in English Language (but also consistent without understanding the text)

SUN 24 FEB 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

DINGFEST – we celebrate the things we love and those we want to get rid of

11 a.m. + 4 p.m.
›KLANK spielt!‹ 
A KLANK-concert for kids


12 a.m. - 4 p.m. + 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fun with Bremens biggest marble run made of garbage

from 2 p.m.
›Mit den Händen sehen‹

A tactile experience of things with Wilhelm Wagenfeld Haus.


5 p.m.
Lecture by Frank Trentmann 
(in German language)

Author of ›Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First Century‹


APRIL – JUNE / 2019

With  Louis Vanhaverbeke (Gent), Julian Hetzel (Utrecht), Kate McIntosh (Brüssel), Mobile Albania (Gießen/Frankfurt) and Radio der Dinge www.radioderdinge.de