06.05. – 28.05.2022

PLACE INTERNATIONALE is a space for artistic, urban and activist practices that link the memory of past uprisings and the imagination of upcoming ones. Stadtlabor accompanies the FFT’s move to KAP1 at Düsseldorf’s main train station and frames the 2021/22 season.



Conversation + Workshop Talks & Workshops Social/Urban Movements

Artist groups Emanzenexpress and Working Class Daughters take a deep dive into the archives of feminist practice as they talk about money, class divisions, and redistribution. Taking over from the Prololesben (Pleb Lesbians), founded in Bochum and Berlin at the end of the 1980s and at the beginning of the 1990s, they swear on the self-organised small group in which exchange, analysis, and empowerment happen. Apart from the treasures they retrieved from the archives and the interviews made over the course of the “Working Class Daughters” work cycle, there will be actions, interventions, talks with various guests as well as public and non-public moments of discussion, listening, and dispute. There will be invitations to evening gatherings, and workshop invitation on May 14th.

partners in crime


Working Class Daughters is a cycle of work on the interconnections of class, gender and migration that we (Kristina Dreit/ theater maker, Karolina Dreit/ sociologist and Anna Trzpis-McLean/ scenographer) have been working on together since 2018. Based on (their own) post-Soviet migration experiences and a long friendship and sisterhood, they are particularly interested in biographical stories, as well as historical and current references to labor and labor struggles. A significant part of their joint work is made up of interviews, which they conduct themselves and constantly expand.

Tanja Abou is an educational counter worker, intentionally failed student, social worker, queer poverty class academic, social justice trainer, and children’s book author. She lives and works in Berlin, when she has time and desire she writes and draws about it.


PLACE INTERNATIONALE is supported by the Federal Cultural Foundation from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.