The Young Pathos Collective is an artistic platform and a safe space in which young adults can artistically address the issues of their generation. Two transdisciplinary pieces for young and diverse audiences are created within a year. The project aims to meet young artists as equal partners and give them a voice through the theater.
“Instead of spaces that see themselves as young but are constructed and curated by older people, we need more self-organized and therefore risky spaces for the younger generation. Especially in the context of the pandemic and the coronavirus crisis, the authentic and uninfluenced voice of the under-26s is barely represented in society. It’s time for this to change and this project is an example of this,” says the jury.
3 Questions to… Chris Hohenester, artistic director of the Young Pathos Collective – Pathos Munich e.V.
The YPC wants to encourage young people to become artists and offer them a platform to work on urgent topics artistically and bring them to a stage through interdisciplinary projects.
For the realization of artistic projects with young adults, in particular for the artists’ and participants’ fees and for production resources.
…is an end to adultism. This means that we adults should no longer elevate ourselves above young people and think we know everything better!
On the contrary, we should listen to them carefully, because then we would be reminded of something that adults often no longer have time for – namely to ask ourselves: What do I actually feel? Only then can we be empathetic, and, for me, empathy is the key to peaceful, open, and diverse coexistence.