The World on Stage
The Weltsalon (World Saloon) is Tollwood’s multimedia tent concerning social and ecological topics. This year the Weltsalon is entitled “Wertstoffhof” (Recycling Centre) and is the place where our values are questioned, preserved and revalued. There is more to containers and stacks of wood and metal: social values must be sorted, questioned, defended, reprocessed and saved from being thrown away. Whether economic systems, social structures or artificial intelligence, nothing is good or bad by itself. What is central is the values by which we measure our dealings with them. We have long rested on our privileges. It is high time we stood up for our values.
In panel discussions, lectures and interactive installation rooms, the Weltsalon will address the question of values and our responsibility for (over)life on this planet. Among others Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch, Margarete Bause, Franz Alt and many more will be present. Benefit concerts, a poetry slam, children’s events and cabaret evenings: Saving the world is exhausting, but can also be fun!