Auszeichnung
künstlerischer Projekträume
und -initiativen
I wish that politicians would ­realize how important funding structures are and how much these can shape an art scene – shape a city.For many decades Berlin has developed a lively, diverse, and independent way of producing culture and counteracting government decisions, based on, local, generous, and enthusiastic, but also worried, social communities that exchanged resources and ideas ­within a larger political debate. The city became a “natural” shelter and ­fertile environment for dissidents, artists, political refugees, and immigrants with any background also due to the need to overcome a traumatic past full of human generated atrocities that are still present in people memories and behaviour.Eine Definition von „Kunst“ ist für uns nicht von Interesse.