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Detlef Diederichsen (DE)

Detlef Diederichsen (DE)

  • Position: Head of Music and Performing Arts - Haus der Kulturen der Welt
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

Before becoming Head of Music and Performing Arts at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in 2006 Detlef Diederichsen (b. 1960) worked as a journalist, musician and music producer. He still has his band, Die Zimmermänner, and is writing for leading german magazines such as Die Tageszeitung (taz), Spex, German Rolling Stone and others.

The Haus der Kulturen der Welt is a place for international contemporary arts and a forum for current developments and discourse. Located in the capital city of Berlin, it presents artistic productions from around the world, with a special focus on non-European cultures and societies. Visual arts, music, literature, performing arts, film, academic discussions and digital media are all linked in an interdisciplinary programme that is unique in Europe. In a time when local and national issues are inextricably tied to international developments, the Haus enables the voices of the world to be heard in their great diversity and gives them a productive place in the inner-societal dialogue. In cooperation with artists and experts, it offers visitors opportunities to grapple with the conflicts, challenges and questions of our time: How do our respective living conditions impinge upon each other? What kind of a future do we want to live in? How can we shape our world more intelligently, but also more poetically?