#1 Introduction to Surveillance

A theoretical introduction to digital security: What information do I give away without knowing about it? Who gets it? And what do they do with it? In addition to theory Black Mirror-style, there are also many practical tips that we can take away so that we don’t let our utopia be spoiled!

Trainers: Pete, Caro, The Cryptosprechstunde.

#2 Smartphone Safety

We carry them around with us every day, and they’re almost always switched on: our smartphones. But what can these cute digital weapons actually do? And what does that mean for us? After a theoretical introduction, we’ll get down to the practical DIY of digital security for smartphones, and learn how to set up and use our devices smartly to defend our digital autonomy.

Trainers: Axel A., Pete, Caro, September, The Cryptosprechstunde.

#3 PGP Introduction

This workshop is a practical introduction to email encryption. After a short theoretical introduction it’s on to practice, and at the end of the workshop participants have functioning email encryption – and know how to use it.

Trainers: Caro, Luzi, September.

#4 Tails & Tor

Theoretical introduction to the encrypted operating system Tails & the Tor browser, followed by a practical part for direct application. Workshop participants divide into two groups to either directly install an encrypted operating system or to get to know and install the Tor browser.

Trainers: Pete, September.

#5 Digital tools for communication and collaboration

The first part of the workshop will give an overview of the security and risks of different online tools, and the role of encryption and choosing the right provider. Afterwards, some secure online tools will be presented and how they can be useful for activism. We will cover various purposes of of those tools, such as internal communication for groups, external communication, project-related communication. For all tools, it is important for us that they are accessible also for beginners.

Trainers: The Cryptosprechstunde, Caro.


#1 Hierarchy-critical Projects – An Introduction to Theory and Practice

There is no other world. There is only another way to live, to work, to organize. This workshop is an introduction to self-organization: How do I realize my idea into a project while being critical of hierarchies? The goal of the workshop is to empower participants to organize their own projects into a more hierarchy-critial way – or to start their own hierarchy-critical projects! The workshop shows that it isn’t all too difficult to self-organize, and that the right tips and tools can help to realize a bit of utopia within your own project.

Trainers: Penny, Luzi.

#2 With Strategy towards Utopia

In this workshop we learn together how to develop a strategy for our political project based on our visions, and look at different possible models for hierarchy-critical strategizing. After that, we can startsketching a common strategy together.

Trainers: Penny.

#3 Developing Utopia

In the utopia workshop, we start by enabling utopian thinking and awakening your individual and collective visions. What is the goal of your activism? After breaking free from the limited imagination that sometimes surrounds us in everyday life, we will outline small and large steps towards your utopia. Get involved in focusing on a concrete utopia and thinking it through to the end as your next “activist project,” even though some ideas will certainly have to be left out.

Trainers: Paulina.

#4 Burnout ist Politcal – Understanding and Preventing the Causes

Activism requires a lot of energy and endurance. In addition to the commitment against social, ecological and economic grievances, there are also conflicts in our work groups and personal (basic) needs. BANG! In order to gain a better understanding of overstraining situations, critical spaces are needed in which one’s own and systemic mechanisms of action can be questioned. Stress or burnout is not an individual problem of lacking productivity. In the workshop we will find perspectives and approaches to solutions for these issues. We will exchange ideas, reflect and you will get tools for your own practice. There will also be some short inputs for you. The workshop is aimed at all those who experience, observe or want to prevent excessive stress.

Trainers: Nele, Mariola.

#5 How to activism

This is a workshop aimed at everyone that wants to get politically active. Which goals can activism have? In which contexts does activism take place? What are possible forms of activism and what do you have to think of when doing them? This workshop gives information on these fundamental questions and helps participants to develop their own basic strategy.

Trainers: Daniel, Penny.


#1 Media Work for Activists

For journalists, interviews with left-wing activists are often a nightmare. Leftists are difficult to reach, take forever to answer questions, have to do a plenary session first, and want to authorize and change everything afterwards. Why is that so and how could this improve? The workshop aims to provide an understanding and develop strategies for both sides to work together professionally and trustfully.

Trainers: Katha.

#2 Simple and Efficient Video Activism

(Almost) everyone can own and use a smartphone! But where are the simple, efficient videos of your group, campaign, rally or demonstration for Twitter, Facebook etc? This workshop is for everyone who a) owns a smartphone and b) thinks that their group or campaign needs more videos for social networks like Twitter, Facebook or the like.

Trainers: Tim.

#3 Action Documentation: Making Resistance Visible

An action is usually only as effective as its public perception. Social media help activists to generate this perception themselves – if well organized, this can even be more effective and far-reaching than classic press work. Photos and videos are absolutely necessary for public relations. In our basic workshop you will learn the basics of working with pictures: How do I take photos that are printed by newspapers and create a “wow effect” with viewers? How do I quickly create videos that convey the most important content in an appealing way and are shared by people?

Trainers: Alex, Tim.

#4 Social Media

Social media offers an insane wealth of opportunities to reach many people – or to completely despair because every post only has a few likes.

In a compact workshop, we will take a look at the parameters that are needed in social media for more clicks and views and what you can do to make an interesting appearance on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the like.

Trainers: Tim.


#1 Adbusting – Subverting Advertising

Not in the mood for advertising? Ads annoy us at every turn, trying to talk us into something or polish up the image of large corporations and politics. Are you tired of these fairy tale lies? Participate in the Adbusting workshop! What is it? Adbusting is street art and creative criticism of prevailing conditions. Existing advertising is given a new meaning with subtle, clever changes.

Trainers: Jochen.

#2 Political Theatre

What forms of oppression are people affected by, here in this city today? How can we talk about them? Who speaks and who listens? What could be a suitable expression to represent the moment of oppression, so that it is also comprehensible for people who evaluate this moment differently? In the “Theater of the Liberated” we will create a space with the means of theater in which we deal with these questions.

Trainers: Alex.


#1 Collecting Donations in kind

The world is full of things, but almost everything has a price tag on it. Instead of accepting this state of affairs, it would be great to simply get things for free. Whether it’s vegan burgers for the next solidary kitchen, screwdrivers to set up large camps, or moderation cards for the next series of workshops. An astonishing number of things can be organized as donations in kind directly from companies. Usually you don’t even need to advertise for the companies. Are you now in the mood for a gift economy in the midst of capitalism?
This workshop will teach you how to best present your project, how much time you will need to organize it, and what can actually be available if you just give it a try.

Trainers: Alex.


#1 Critical Masculinity

In this workshop we want do reflect masculinity. What is masculinity? How can I handle (my) masculinity critically? How and when do I use/perform masculinity? Where does (my) masculinity limit me? We will reflect these and other questions with theater methods and methods from power-critical educational work.

Trainers: Blu Doppe.

#2 Classism

Olaf Scholz tweets about it, “Die Zeit” hides articles about it behind its paywall, and a lot of criticism comes from the (middle class?) Marxist direction on the left, for example when it says: “No anti-discrimination office will take the class struggle off our hands.” But stop right there! In this introductory workshop we will deal with classism, as a form of discrimination as well as self-organization practice of those affected, but also privileged, for example under the hashtag #taxmenow. At the beginning there will be a basic input, then biographical work and constellations to reflect and get to know one’s own class position better, and finally it will be about the question how left social movements can strengthen themselves by dealing with classism. I am looking forward to seeing you! More impressions can be found at (link is in german unfortunately).

Trainers: Gregöre.

#3 Resilience is political – Practical self and group care for activists

Self-care is sold as an individualized practice in which primarily white, affluent people recover from the stresses of their privileged lives in their free time. Accordingly, many activists resist and prefer to chastise themselves in the sight of global predicaments. Recreation and self-care, however, have a high subversive value in global liberation struggles. The neoliberal idea of resilience, or resistance, may be overcome. We ask: What is the significance of (critical) self-care for our resistive practice? How can GroupCare be put into practice? In the workshop we will take time to exchange and try out methods of critical care, as well as link them to our political engagement.

Trainers: Nele, Mariola.

#4 Introduction into hierarchy criticism

In this workshop we will look at informal hierarchies that are at play for yourself and within your organization. Together we will find different criteria for „hierarchy critical projects“ and collect tips for chanllenges your are facing with regard to hierarchies.

Trainers: Penny, Luzi.