About the festival

DISKURS ist ein Festival an der Schnittstelle zwischen Kunst und Theorie. Seit 1984 wird es jährlich oder biennal am Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft in Gießen ausgerichtet.

DISKURS35 will take place from 11. – 17. 10. 2021 and invites regional and international art and theory makers, students and interested people to come together, see, show, discuss and ask questions during these seven days.


We confront the ongoing pandemic situation with the greatest possible permeability. Since the beginning of this crisis, the cultural scene has been riddled, conditioned, shaken and inspired by porosity. Therefore, this year we invite artistic, theoretical and conceptual positions that provide approaches to address the motto porous.