Experiments with art and forms of protests

The Art of Protest (Beginners) invites you to experiment with theatrical means and forms of protest. Together with ASJA & Jonathan Schmidt-Colinet and invited guests from activism and theater, you will venture into public protest, and design, rehearse and discuss creative contributions for public expression.

On six Saturdays from September 2022 to February 2023, we will explore theatrical means (costume, voice, props etc.), learn about the practices of invited protest experts and about historical examples of different forms of protest. We will then proceed to develop protest contributions and try them out in the public space until the next meeting: for example with a poster at a climate strike, a choir against police violence, a costume for affordable housing or a dance for bodily autonomy…

Initiated by: ASJA (she/her) and Jonathan Schmidt-Colinet (he/him)

Invited experts: El (fStreik Frankfurt), GRUP, Aktivistin von IGL21, ECHOKAMMER, André Armin Hegner (artivist at „Deutsche Wohnen und Co enteignen“)

For Whom?

People of all ages are welcome, if they are looking for an approach to co-creation in public spaces and want to position themselves against nationalist, sexist or racist positions.


From August via the form. Confirmation via Email. Registration deadline will be when space capacity is reached. The Art of Protest (Beginners) is recommended for participation throughout the whole festival period.


One day (10:30–18:00), with regular breaks. Spontaneous breaks are possible at any time.


Spoken German. Live translation into English and slow understanding are possible.


Gross and fine motor movements, vocal and textual work, and doing crafts. Not all activities have to be done by everyone. Changes of location, from the festival center to the public space. For participation with vision loss, please let us know when you register. Participation with so-called learning disabilities is possible. Human and animal companions as well as children are welcome. Accessibility of the festival center: See here.


Mask is obligatory. By mutual agreement, the sessions or part of the sessions can be without mask and with a test.

Content Note

Depending on the concerns of the participants, the common engagement with protest can lead to mentions of different ways of (structural) violence.

Initiated by: ASJA und Jonathan Schmidt-Colinet

Initiated by the festivalteam

Coproduced by IMPLANTIEREN 2022/23 and  funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste through means by Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien within the frame of NEUSTART KULTUR, as well as Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main.