Festival Campus

International Festival campus 2022 | © Emma Externbrink

The Festival Campus has been a regular part of the Ruhrtriennale since 2012. In Barbara Frey’s third year as artistic director, international students from Norway, Czech, Poland, Finland, Switzerland, Austria and Germany are working in a range of disciplines in the arts and cultural theory will once again come together. The Campus programme is conceived by Philipp Schulte and Carla Gesthuisen in close collaboration with the partner universities and explores the Ruhrtriennale’s festival programme in a multi-faceted series of seminars and workshops. 

On three different weekends, workshop groups are given the opportunity to gain insights into the working methods of festival artists and take part in lively discussions. Here there is an exchange between the artists, the Ruhrtriennale team and the group itself. Their shared experiences and critical reflections form the basis for vivid and socially relevant artistic and cultural work, in which the participants and »artists of tomorrow« take ideas back to their universities and into their future projects. Alongside the Festival Campus, the Ruhrtriennale is a place for exchange, constructive criticism and discussion.