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volXtheaterkarawane [publiXtheatre caravan]

In 2001, the volXtheaterkarawane was founded as a travelling project by members of the volXtheater XX Favoriten theater troupe and activists of the Platform for a World Without Racism; it existed as a project critiquing globalization until 2011. The goal was to raise awareness of the problematic immigration laws in Europe, the subliminal racism and sexism in the democratic countries, and the increasing state-run surveillance and control of citizens. With the support of different helpers and cooperation partners, from 2001 to 2006 the volXtheaterkarawane organized three large campaigns – NOBorder, NONation (2001), noborderZONE (2003), and noborderLAB (2004) – in the form of trips lasting several days to central locations of political events.

Le Groupe Amos

Le Groupe Amos from Kinshasa works with various materials, not necessarily artistic ones – workshops, radio programs, video documentaries, publications, theater – to oppose the omnipresent structural violence in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa, a large part of which originates with the military, as Thierry Nlandu, professor of literature, dramatist, and member of the group emphasizes: “In Kinshasa, the forces of law and order are themselves one of the main agents of violence. The city’s military police are plagued by corruption, entangled with organized crime, and accustomed to using violent and illegal methods.” In their work, Le Groupe Amos dedicate a special focus to women, who are often affected the most by this violence.