about talk town

9.-11. may 2019 – see you at KØDBYEN

Talk Town’s central purpose is to create a platform for a democratic debate about equality, gender and feminism.


The festival was founded on the back of the Women Deliver conference, hosted by Copenhagen in 2016. Cultural production collective, Indgreb, wished to open up access to the numerous Women Deliver delegates representing all sides of the global equality debate to the citizens of Copenhagen, and anchor global issues in the Danish context. A strong partnership between The Danish Women’s Council and Indgreb led to the first Talk Town, held in the Meat Packing District. Though the festival was only conceptualised as a one-off event, the support and participation in that first year was so great that the festival returned with even greater success in 2017, this time situating itself in the centre of the city in the Main Library. This time over 60  international and Danish partners produced a diverse range of events for over 3000 guests.

Talk Town is here to stay.Now in its third year, Talk Town will be hosted by the historic Huset-KBH when the festival returns on the 3rd-5th of May. All five floors will be filled with 90 free events; debates, talks, conferences and workshops, mixed with art exhibitions, concerts, game cafés, live radio podcasts and performances; all centred around equality, gender and feminism.

Talk Town is a professional, social and cultural framework, where equality organisations, members of the business community, trade unions, specialist associations, political parties, volunteers, public representatives, grassroots organisations, educational institutions, citizens and international commentators come together to discuss gender and equality policies: an interdisciplinary stage for an active public.

Talk Town is by nature a platform for network and dialogue. The festival is crowd-sourced, with individual actors and groups gathering under a spacious Talk Town umbrella. In other words, Talk Town provides a flexible framework for interest organisations and individuals to contribute to the conversation with their particular passion. The festival provides scope for conversations that converge and diverge, for opinions that align and clash, but which all point in the same direction; equality.

Talk Town is free and open to the public.

Guidance

No sexisme

No racisme

No homofobi

No transfobi

We strive to create a safer space on Talk Town. We want to create an open, inclusive and secure space where there is room for everyone.
We do not tolerate bodily harm or discrimination based on age, body capacity, gender identity, ethnicity, class or sexual orientation.
If you feel unwell at the festival, you can always contact the info booth or the Talk Town crew that will be visible at the festival.

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