“Junge Kollaborationen” (“Young Collaborations”) is a project for an open form of cultural collaboration and communication between the Ruhrtriennale, young people from the Ruhr region, artists, schools and other institutions.
The Ruhr region has a rich history of immigration going back over 150 years, it has one of the highest poverty rates in the country and the largest number of refugees in Germany. The Ruhrtriennale invites everybody to be part of one of the most exciting arts festivals in Europe.
“Junge Kollaborationen” asks how young people can participate successfully. One rule is that all those working on the project are equal in communicating, planning and carrying out projects. Each of the participants – whether they work for the Ruhrtriennale or are an artist or young person – brings their own story, their knowledge, their expertise with them, without a value being calculated for this or a place assigned in a hierarchy. Our aim is to make the relationships between people visible: from negotiating content to presenting the processes and their results in productions and publications.
The projects, workshops and performances of “Junge Kollaborationen” are an invitation to the audience also to become participants.