This year the 27th Diskurs Festival will take place in Gießen organized anually by Students of the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies.


From the 01.09.2011 until the 31.08.2012 the exkurs zwischenraum will reside in the former „Bettenhaus Röhr“ (founded in 1889) - themed as „building time, framing space, picturing failure, re-enacting innovation“.


This years festival will develop a programme in exchange with students, theorists, artists and its guests considering this as a performance.


Performance understood as dynamic processes engaging in social reality between theoretical reflection and practical tryouts.


zwischenraum will enable artistic working processes detached from conventional space and time issues.


It will be open for various formats – such as lectures, film-screenings, concerts, theatreperformances, readings and more...


Opening with a festival-programme from october 11 until october 16, we will set a starting point for more exciting things to come in the next year.

The former „Bettenhaus Röhr“ supplied Gießen and sorroundings

with sleeping props since 1889.


Their flagship is still hanging, but building projects of Gießen's urban planning forced the „Bettenhaus Röhr“ to close down last year.


Opposite of this establishment lies the former Liebig-Pharmacy,

which had to close as well:


Traces of urban-„planning“


Traces of discount-chains


Traces of big corporations


this year zwischenraum wants to


make those traces visible,

awaken concerns,

word criticism.


For this purpose, we need you,

write us, share with us.