International summit on domestic affairs

Closing of the Haushaltsmesse 2015 with the international summit on domestic affairs, “The world. One Household”
7 to 9 August 2015 in the complex of Masters’ Houses; language: English; free admission.

International summits are forums of a new global reality. The Haushaltsmesse will close with such a summit, staged in the grounds of the Masters’ Houses: Activists and academics, artists and scientists, designers and producers are invited to a public debate about the globalised politics and practices of domestic affairs. They will discuss the territorial regimes of domestic affairs and their political repercussions, seek answers to the urgent question of how to feed the growing global population and debate new models for work beyond the work-based society, which are already inherent to domestic affairs and their complex practices.

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Programme   OF   THE   summit

  • Friday, 7 August

5 p.m.
Opening of the international summit on domestic affairs at the Director’s House in the grounds of the Masters’ Houses. With Thomas Krüger, President of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), Regina Bittner and Elke Krasny, curators of the Haushaltsmesse.

6 p.m.
Keynote speech “Die Welt als einen Haushalt denken” (The world as one household) Katherine Gibson (AU)

7 p.m.
Bauhaus building
Exhibition opening, Bauhaus Lab 2015 “Cracks in the Curtain Wall”

8 p.m.
Masters’ Houses
Drinks and snacks

  • Saturday, 8 August

9:30 – 11 a.m.

Masters’ Houses

Panel 1 “Der Ort des Haushaltes” (The place of the household) with Pier Vittorio Aureli (USA) and Victor Buchli (UK), moderated by Lilet Breddels (NL)

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Reading courses

1) Ecological theories of a “planetary household”

2) Debates on the current “agrarian question”

1 – 3 p.m.

Panel 2 “Food and Politics” with Stefani Bardin (US) and Annia Ciezadlo (Beirut), moderated by Regina Bittner (GER)

4 – 6 p.m.

Panel 3 “Towards a global domestic revolution” with Binna Choi (NL), Maliha Safri (US), Judith Winter (UK) Euklides Andre Mance (BRA), moderated by Elke Krasny (AUT)

8 – 10 p.m.

Film night in the Masters’ Houses

  • Sunday, 9 August

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Masters’ Houses
From outline to manifesto “The world. One household”

Organised in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), the event will be held on various podiums in the buildings and grounds of the Masters’ Houses. The events will be conducted in English, with translation.


The Household Trade Fair 2015 is sponsored by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb).