Information in English

Hi and welcome to the Blogpage of the LADiY*FEST Freiburg!

We are working on translating some of our texts and information, but sadly we lack the capacities to translate everything. Workshops are held in german, but we hope to have enough people at the fest which will be happy to do whispered translations, so that as few people as possible are left behind.

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  • Who or what are we?
  • General Information
  • Evening programme
  • Workshops and talks

Who or what are we? A short self-definition :)

Loud and cheerful – Society tells us from a young age, that we should be cautious and well-behaved, to become real „ladies“. We want to redefine this category – as loud, cheerfull and and naugthy lad(i)ys*

Aktivism – Our Lad(i)y*fest is not a lonley insland, on which we practice feminism, but after this weekend we want to continue spreading our utopias on the streets of Freiburg and beyond

D.I.Y. – Do it yourself – much too often we notice a clear rift in our cultur-industry between the consumer and (idealiesd) artists. At the Lad(i)y*fest we all contribute by being dancers, creative minds, technicians to show an alternative to the patriarchical commercial landscape.

Intersectional – mechanisms of oppressions exist on many levels, wich are connected at many points. Sexism is one form of many. Our feminism tries to also take into account other forms of discrimmination, for instance due to a persons origin, „disability“ or desire. We are not really free, until all are free!

Y ou – You are also part of the Lad(i)y*fest Freiburg! We will try to smudge the borders between „organizers“ and participants. You are welcome to join all our processes and we want to find agreements in consensus.

F eminism / Wltiq* – The Lad(i)y*fest is a space for women, lesbians, trans*-, inter- and queer people. Our fest is not against cis-men, because they themselves are only a part of a system of supression. But for our empowerment it is important, that we create a space in which we can connect with each other without having to fight against predominant roles.

Experiments * Empowerment * emancipation – The Lad(i)y*fest should offer a framework in which we can try out and learn things, which are usually dominated by cis-men – also in alternative scenes.
Through conversations, actions, exchange, … we want to fuel up on energy and courage for our fight against this whole sexist, racist, trans- and homophobe shit, with which we are confronted day by day.

Self-organized * self-determined * Safe space* Solidarity – Because we are organizing everything by ourselves, we have the possibility to design and arrange this Lad(i)y*fest according to our wishes. We want to create a space, in which we can party without being afraid of sexual harassment, where we can wear what we want and move the way we want, without getting insulted or attaced for not lving up to heterosexual or binary gender-roles.
We are conneted by our fight against this sexist world, but we are also workers*, migrants*, students*, anti-fachists*, unemployed, animal rights activists* and many more. The Lad(i)y*fest should be a place in which we can connect movements and our different stories so that we can show solidarity beyond the feminist movement.

Theatre/ dance / music / performance / workshops / zines * tea – Our feminism isn’t only activist-work, it also encompasses having fun, yeah! We want to celebrate our emancipation creatively and diversly.

Some general information

Where is the LADiY*FEST Freiburg?
The LADiY*FEST Freiburg takes place in many spaces.
Our main meeting and information point is at Jugendbegegnungsstätte Haslach e.V. Carl-Kistner-Str. 59. Freiburg.
All other spaces will be shared as soon as our whole programme has been organized.

Who can join?
Most of our spaces are open to women, trans*- and inter-persons and queer people only – but not for cis-men.
The evening programme is not open for cis-men.
The workshops and some talks are not open for cis-men.
Some events are open to all genders, they will take place in the SUSI-Café and marked specifically in the programme.
Some events are only open to people who suffer from specific discrimminations. This will be marked on the programme. We hope you respect our policy and refrain from visiting exclusive safe-spaces (if you are not welcome) out of solidarity.
We will publish texts on our room-concept soon.

Even though the LADiY*FEST Freiburg is getting financial support -> see Support & Links , we really are in need of some extra bucks. Our expenses and earnings will be listed transparently during the festival. However, we don’t want anyone to feel like they aren’t welcome just because they can’t afford it. So please do come, even if you can donate only a little or nothing at all!
We propose a participant’s fee of 20-50 € for the whole workshop program.
Admission for the concert & dance night on October 14th at Slow Club will be 6-10 €.
There will be different suggested donations for food and drinks and everything else.

Where can I stay?
So that you won’t have to spend much more, there will be people offering a place to stay, as well as bikes that you can borrow. This is still in the planning stage, so it would be a great help if you could let us know here what you’re going to need.


The evening programme is not open for cis-men.
We also want to let you know in advance that there are problems with the rooms that are available in Freiburg. Therefore, there will be limited spaces for the cultural programme, and you might not be able to get in. However, we will let you know on site on friday how you can reserve a spot for Saturday.

Location: Jugendbegegnungsstätte Haslach e.V., Carl-Kistner-Straße 59

Politics & Poetry by Sunna Huygen
and Kurdish dance

Location: Slow Club
, Haslacherstraße 25
Admission: 6-10 €

grrrlmusic the whole evening with:                                                                                   Notorische Ruhestörung
Lily Havoc
and Djanes

Location: Wagenplatz Schattenparker, Am Eselwinkel 7
Theater performance „punch me“
and open stage for wonderful stuff from everybody
ending with Ruth

The workshops and some talks are not open for cis-men.
Some events are open to all genders. They will be marked specifically in the programme.
Some events are only open to people who suffer from specific discrimminations. This will also be marked on the programme.
We hope you respect our policy and refrain from visiting exclusive safe-spaces (if you are not welcome) out of solidarity.

You can register for the different workshops (some of which have limited space) on site.     Only for the DJane Workshop on Friday from 2-5 pm is it possible to register beforehand. Just write it on the registration.

Confirmed workshops and talks:
Feminist prison’s criticism
Women’s movement in Rojava
Ramp construction
Knife grinding
Screen printing


+++ Other confirmed workshops with descriptions +++

Some are still being translated…

Feminist Comedy: Stand-up as a Platform for Women’s Empowerment
All genders welcome
This talk is held in english

Satire is the weapon of the oppressed, and women are arming themselves. This talk examines the nature and power of comedy to subvert systems of oppression by focusing on the rise of women stand-up comedians in the United States. Their comic expression is a uniquely powerful tool to expose absurdity, establish identity, challenge misogyny and shift public discourse. This examination will also cover research on the way that performing stand-up is in itself an empowering activity for women, one menstruation joke at a time.


DJ Beginners Workshop
Maximum participants: 10
Duration: 3 h

In this workshop we want to do Djing and Beat-matching together . There will be opportunities to either dj with the computer(Traktor DJ program), or to try with CD Players. You don’t have to have experience! Please bring USB flash drive with your favorite tracks (Mp3, Wav, Aiff) along!


„to listen inside out“ – dance & movement workshop
Max. participants: 20
Duration: 3 h
In this workshop we are going to concentrate on „listening“:
*What moves me?*
*What do I move?*
*Which structure do I find myself in (inside and outside) ?*
*Where does movement begin and where does it end?*

On the base of dance and movement techniques from Contemporary Dance we are going to explore, partly with inner visualisations of the physical body, the force of images and working with partners, as well as the depth and neverending spectrum of movement possibilities.


Viva la vulva – embroidery as a form of activism
Max. participants: 10
Duration: 2 h
You feel like penises are overrepresented in public spaces? You want to put female genitatlia in the spotlight for once? You are creative and want to do some meditative manual labor? Then this workshop is exactly the right thing for you! You can embroider your own vulva. She will look great as a sticker on a jean jacket or hanging over your bed. Take a needle and let’s go!

Needed: embroidery frame, yarn, needles (If you have them at home, bring them along. If not, I will provide them for 5-7€)