Berlin JournalsOn the History and Present State of the City #7
Hello Again in TUNIX!
A Manual for Berlin Project Culture
Anina Falasca, Annette Maechtel, Heimo Lattner
From the 27th to 29th of January 1978, numerous exponents of the non-dogmatic left came together at the legendary Tunix Congress at the Technical University in West Berlin. Approximately 20,000 people took up the invitation to a “meeting for all those who think it stinks here, in our country” with the slogan: "We're out of here! To the beach of TUNIX!” In an atmosphere of discussion, action and festivity, lively debates took place on such subjects as, among others, alternative energy production, self-run youth centers, neo-Nazis in West Germany, feminism and ecology, the ‘newʼ French theory, survival in urban neighborhoods, left-wing bookstores and bars. The Treffen in Tunix was a breeding ground for new project formulations. It was all about pragmatic, achievable goals. The term project stood for networking, flexibility and self-determined activities. Criticism of established institutions, the desire for liberation from narrow political structures, and the construction of new spaces for action were equally important aspects of this emancipatory approach. The use of the term project has since shifted projects have themselves become a model of neoliberal forms of work and organization. Forty years after Tunix, this ambivalence, as well as the political concerns inherent in the praxis of projects, must be re-considered.
Produced on the occasion of Wiedersehen in TUNIX! Eine Revision der Berliner Projektekultur, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, 2018
160 pages, fully illustrated, with texts by, among others, Sabeth Buchmann, Birgit Eusterschulte, Christa Kamleithner, Felix Klopoteck/Ulrich Bröckling, Jana König, Stefan König, Sibylle Plogstedt, Sven Reichardt, Thomas Seibert, Michael Sontheimer, Julia Wigger and photographs by Stephanie Kloss
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