Keynote: Amelie Deuflhard, Artistic Director of Kampnagel Hamburg
Amelie Deuflhard directed the Sophiensæle in Berlin between 2000 and 2007. In 2003 she became chairwoman of the association “Zwischen Palast Nutzung” e.V. (Temporary Palace Use) that aimed to enable an artistic program at the demolished Palast der Republik. In 2004/05 she was one of the artistic directors of “Volkspalast” (People’s Palace), a kind-of festival project at the demolished Palace of the Republic. Since 2007 Amelie Deuflhard is the artistic director of Kampnagel Hamburg, the biggest independent stage and production venue for international Performing Arts in Germany, where she realizes creative works at the interface between theatre, performance, music, visual arts and architecture. In March 2010 Amelie Deuflhard was awarded with the Caro-line-Neuber award of the city of Leipzig, and in November 2013 she received the insignia of the Chevaliers des Arts et Lettres from the French ministry of culture. The project “EcoFavela Lampedusa Nord”, that was initiated by Amelie Deuflhard and the artists group Baltic Raw in 2014, opened up a living and working space for refugees and received nationwide recognition. Today the project has been transformed to a space of exchange and artistic col-laboration and is called Migrantpolitan. In 2017, Amelie Deuflhard was one of the four curators of the festival Theater der Welt, one of the biggest theater festivals in Europe that will take place in Hamburg. She is the author of numerous publications and regularly teaches seminars at different institutions.