UN LAB BRÄSEN Abschlusspräsentation

Final presentation “UN LAB Bräsen” (Coswig, Saxony-Anhalt) in cooperation with Asian Performing Artists Lab (APAL) and Bräsen für Alle e.V. on 29 July 2023 in Bräsen

Prejudices against rural areas in Germany are widespread: a lack of infrastructure, poor access to the internet, little cultural programme and increasing right-wing conservatism make rural life seem restricted, isolated and not very diverse. These prejudices persist because the structural conditions and perspectives of local people are not taken into account.

This summer, the Germany-wide alliance United Networks gUG (UN) launched its artistic pilot programme “UN Lab”: a laboratory for creative exchange, experimentation and collaboration in structurally weaker regions (Wawern / Rhineland-Palatinate and Bräsen / Saxony-Anhalt) as well as for working with children and young people from families in Berlin who are socio-economically disadvantaged due to their refugee context.

As part of the artistic pilot programme, the UN Lab Bräsen (Coswig, Saxony-Anhalt) by United Networks gUG in cooperation with Asian Performing Artists Lab (APAL) and Bräsen für Alle e.V. aims to critically examine the narrative of the so-called “rural space” through non-Eurocentric perspectives and experiences of the participating artists and to build bridges between the residents and the local artists. 

Two artists, Patty Kim Hamilton and Po-Fu Wu, from the APAL network are each invited to conceptualise an artistic project in exchange with the residents of Bräsen during this two-week residency. At the end of the residency, the results of the project will be presented to a public audience in Bräsen in a final presentation.

As part of the closing event, our UNacademy format offers the opportunity to exchange ideas with invited decision-makers from politics, administration and social, educational and cultural institutions in order to discuss challenges and cultural policy concerns from a marginalised perspective and to develop solutions together with the participants.

Program schedule (29.07.2023, free admission & all are welcome)

11:00-12:30 Arrival and lunch

13:00-15:00 UNacademy: Artistic engagement in rural areas – alliances for a diverse future

Discussions with artists, cooperation partners, cultural policy makers and administrators

Moderation: Team from UN and APAL

15:00-16:00 Break (coffee and cake)

16:00-17:00 Presentation by artists Patty Kim Hamilton and Po-fu Wu 

17:00-21:00 BBQ and drinks

The event is finished.


Jul 29 2023


11:30 AM - 6:30 PM


The Farm
Bräsen 38 06868