Time: Doors: 18:30/6:30pm – Start: 19:00/7m – 21:00/9pm Location: Globus Moderator: Katja Kullmann Speakers: Mike Banks / Danielle de Picciotto / Natascha T. Miller / Adrian Tonon
Katja Kullmann is a writer, newspaper-journalist and sociologist. Her latest book “Rasende Ruinen. Wie Detroit sich neu erfindet” (Suhrkamp,2012) is a commentary on the the attempts of emancipation and resurrection of the infamous Motorcity. Currently she is working as vice editor-in-chief at the Berlin-based weekly “Der Freitag”, heading the culture department there.
Mike Banks Michael Anthony Banks, better known as “Mad” Mike Banks, is an American record producer. He is the co-founder, along with Jeff Mills, of US record label Underground Resistance and was a key player in the “second generation” of Detroit techno. He’s also reunited American urban dance music with an element of political immediacy and social commentary unseen since the early days of hip-hop, and previously never a big part of techno in anything other than an implicit sense.
Danielle de Picciotto is an American born artist, musician, composer, writer and film maker. She was born in Tacoma, Washington, USA , but now lives and works in Berlin. In 1989 she founded, along with partner Dr. Motte, the first Berlin Love Parade. Together with Alexander Hacke, she tours the world with her performance art and spoken word.
Natasha Miller is a passionate Detroit native, writer, performance poet, author, publisher dedicated activist, producer, and actress. Natasha believes her purpose is to be an agent for change and forgiveness, and to spread the message of acceptance through her art.
Adrian Tonon is from Detroit, a dynamic entrepreneur and humanitarian, he has developed exceptional skills in the key areas of leadership, management, organization, finances, public policy, social service and detailed customer service. Adrian continues his work in the Detroit community by tapping his many relationships and networks to create synergy and do good work in local neighborhoods and youth centers. As co-founder of the Detroit Music Foundation and member of Detroit’s creative community, Adrian has bridged government and the arts, in an effort to advocate for a thriving and Sustainable creative culture.