Let’s get some fresh air in here, please! That’s something we’ve often heard, said or thought these past few weeks as we’ve been fanning ourselves. The open-air summer festival Airing Out in the Schlüter Courtyard at the Humboldt Forum is just what we needed. For four long weekends – from Thursday to Sunday – there will be a fresh breeze of culture in the form of music, words, art and performances, all outdoors and for free. Artists, activists and performers will present diverse concerts and DJ sets: soulful rhythms, Afro Disco, pop and traditional Anatolian music, French-Moroccan psychedelic rock and Congolese sounds with reggae and jazzy vibes. International and interdisciplinary, the program includes discussions, films and live performances by local, international, transcultural and cross-genre artists who explore questions and forms of civil and artistic protest.
Pop-up installations and the Schöneberg Youth Museum will be a part of the program, and there will be numerous activities for children and young people such as the open-air picture book cinema and theater for children on Saturdays. A highlight is bound to be the German premiere of the play “City Horses” as part of the Tanz im August festival. One thing is for sure: Berlin is getting hotter and hotter and a refreshing breath of air and culture is what we have been longing for.
Text: Alison Musch / Photos: Xander Heinl & Sebastian Kempff
Schlüter Courtyard at Humboldt Forum, Schlossplatz, 10178 Berlin–Mitte; map
Airing Out open air in the Schlüter Courtyard
Until 20.08.2022 Thu, Fri & Sat