Academy of Play
The Akademie der Spiele is modelled on a Baroque concept forming a basis for an outlook towards the future. None less than the philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz provides the inspiration for the week-long transformation of the Großer Garten into a free space for ideas and experimentation. His pioneering concept that pleasure and insight are irrevocably intertwined provides the foundations for these creative workshops. Young persons between the ages of 10 and 17 are given the rare opportunity to exchange ideas with international renowned artists and receive creative impulses through their experi-ences. Participants and workshop supervisors work together for a week before presenting the results of the workshop on Friday in the Pavillon der Sinne .
The artists leading the six workshops within the framework of the Akademie der Spiele 2015 utilising a wide variety of artistic media include ECKE BONK , PARASTOU FOROUHAR , FREITAGSKÜCHE , LARA KRUDE , POLITIK ZUM ANFASSEN E.V. and ZEITBLOM .
Curator and presenter: Leonore Leonardy
With support from the NORD/LB Kulturstiftung and the Region Hannover