‘Europool‘ is a platform and a public space for communication. The daytime event aims to encourage exchange across disciplines and experiences, while exploring how openness, care, and solidarity can have its own influence on the broader socio-political landscape. The summer series at TROPEZ inside the Sommerbad Humboldthain recreation center springs from a belief in grassroots political organisation and direct action during three months of cutting edge thinking, listening and dancing. ‘Europool’ invites artists who often incorporate political and queer messages in their work at the intersection of music, performance, and activism to participate in and reflect on the relationship between the pressures facing the music industry and wider political issues. They are united by a belief in creative expression as being indicative of the contemporary milieu, and a will to change social realities. While this drive is deeply connected to local Berlin artists, it is also a concern that is not geographically centred: many of the people that make up this creative scene come from networks formed online. In a sense, national identities here are replaced by a shared mentality. The ‘Europool’ program moves to expand and empower its artistic community to take part in a greater discussion of social justice because a challenge to the dominant power structures can only come from its alternatives.
Recognize something you hadn’t recognized before.