Thematic work

The official opening ceremony will initiate the thematic work of the festival. The participants and numerous guests will gather for the first time and will be introduced to the festival's motto. There will also be a public presentation of the results of the festival at the end of the week in the city center of Greifswald. In different manners like e.g. posters, performances or lectures the outcome of the festival is going to be presented. Therefore you all and Greifswald's interested public gets the opportunity to see the workshop's results and to connect with each other.

A sustainable use of the oceans is necessary in order to preserve the ecosystem ocean and to open up advantages for us humans. But, is this (still) possible?

The oceans enable to generate electricity in several ways due to wind, tides, oil and natural gas. But what is happening in detail and what are problems and consequences of generating electricity with the ocean?

Everything we throw away will end up in the oceans sooner or later. Due to the food chain from plankton to fish this reaches us humans again. What influence does the pollution of the oceans have on the production of food and the water quality? What alternatives can be found?

The oceans play for every human a different role and they influence us all in several ways. We are going to compare these differences in the fields of politics, economy and environment in a dialogue with the inhabitants of Greifswald. After an introduction concerning technique, script and stylistic devices, the participants will realize a movie-documentary.

Our economic system is dependent on the oceans. But who owns the oceans in fact and how can a sustainable use be arranged?

Islands have always been important in strategic, economic and ecologic regards. Today about 10% of the world's population live on islands. Therefore the rising of sea level has a major impact on a significant portion of humanity. So, what are the characteristics of islands in history, present and future?

For some the oceans are a destination for recovery; for others it is their working environment. The workshop analyzes and compares different impressions and associations connected with the habitat ocean. How did these different approaches evolve and how do these shape our attitude towards the oceans?

Already in 50 years from now the oceans and the coastal areas of the world will have changed dramatically. Also we humans will have to adapt to that. Will there also be new opportunities although the pollution of the oceans will increase and the polar caps will melt steadily? We are going to discuss, who owns the natural resources e.g. beneath the Arctic and whether there will be new space for living on or in the oceans.

The European refugee policy has been for month a matter of concern. Due to the current topic we are going to analyze reasons why people flee, consequences of such migrations as well as the ongoing global refugee movements and to Europe in particular. In contrast we want to shed light on political and legal aspects. What happens if an attempt to escape fails? What particular rights do refugees have?

GrIStuF Aktuell

GrIStuF 2016 Programbook

Here you can find the Gristuf 2016 Programbook.

GrIStuF 2016 Map

We made up a map for the festival week in Greifswald. So if you get lost or want to orientate just check




GrIStuF kennenlernen

Herzliche Einladung! Wir treffen uns immer mittwochs ab 20h in unserem Büro in der Bahnhofstraße 44 (Polly Faber). Wenn du uns kennenlernen oder mehr über das Festival, Running Dinner und die Fête de la Musique lernen möchtest, komm gerne vorbei.

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