About Talk Town
See you in Copenhagen, Århus and Albertslund in 2019!
Talk Town’s main purpose is to create a platform for democratic debate about equality, gender and feminism.
Talk Town is a professional, social and cultural framework, which creates an interdisciplinary stage for an active audience. This enables them to engage in and discover discussions concerning gender and equality policies. It does so by bringing together volunteers, international commentators, citizens, grassroots organisations, artists, trade unions, members of the business community, associations, political parties, public representatives, educational institutions, and other organisations working to promote equality.
Talk Town is a platform for network and dialogue. The festival is crowd-sourced, with individual actors as well as 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.
The festival was founded in light of the Women Deliver 2016 Conference held in Copenhagen in the Meatpacking District. The cultural production collective, Indgreb, wished to make the numerous Women Deliver delegates accessible to the public in an attempt to anchor the global equality debate in a Danish context. This led to the first Talk Town which was held simultaneously with the Women Deliver 2016 Conference and consolidated a strong partnership between the Danish Women’s Council and Indgreb.
The festival returned with even greater success in 2017, this time at the main library in Copenhagen with more than 60 international og Danish partners creating and facilitating a wide variety of events for over 3000 participants.
The third Talk Town was hosted in 2018 at the historic venue Huset-KBH, this time with 90 free events covering all five floors of Huset-KBH with debates, talks, and workshops as well as art exhibitions, concerts, board game café’s, live radio podcasts and performances – all were centered around equality, gender and feminism.
Unfortunately we can’t garantee a 100% safe space for all, but we’re working on actively creating safer spaces that are more open, inclusive and safer.
We don’t accept any form of body shaming or discrimination based on e.g. gender, sexuality, ethnicity, age, body capability or class.
If you at any time feel unsafe or uncomfortable at Talk Town, you can always contact the info booth or anyone from the Talk Town crew, and we will do our best to assist you.
Sponsors and collaborators
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