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Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. - Zwischenraum

What We Do

Zwischen- raum

The ZWISCHENRAUM is a joint project of the Toepfer Foundation and the Hamburg bar HADLEY's (Beim Schlump 84a). Every Monday at 7:30 p.m. we invite you to the bar for conversation and exchange over bread and wine. Each week, a different guest is invited to present a different perspective on an overarching theme. We focus on current discourses in science and society.

Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. - Zwischenraum

Solidarity and division, euphoria and despair, change and preservation - there's a lot we need to talk about and want to talk about. Every Monday evening, Hadley's opens its doors to get to know different perspectives and positions, to link them and to make joint plans. In particular, the focus is on exchange. After a moderated discussion with the respective guest in a cozy atmosphere, all ZWISCHENRAUM participants are invited to join in the conversation, ask questions, report on their own experiences or initiate new ones. If you just want to listen quietly for a while, you are also welcome!

Admission is free and registration is not required - but you are welcome to secure your place at reservierungen@hadleys.de. The bar will provide you with drinks and if you are hungry there is the Salon evening buffet. Drinks and food (if desired) should be paid for directly at Hadley's. There is no no minimum consumption. So if you would like to fortify yourself beforehand, you can come as early as 18:30. The talk starts at 19:30 and is normally held in German.

We are always happy to receive new ideas, topics and impulses and would like to make the ZWISCHENRAUM as open as possible. So please feel free to contact us if you would like to contribute your thoughts and ideas.

4. Leading theme: Responsibility

Responsibility - between burden and pleasure

To be able to answer, to be responsible, to take responsibility, to hand it over or to let it diffuse... We encounter responsibility in many facets: whether as product responsibility in design, as corporate social responsibility, as caring for each other in the neighborhood, as awareness at festivals, as responsibility for future generations and nature, as an obligation arising from ownership or from a colonial heritage, as an opportunity to help shape change through creative bureaucracy, constructive journalism, activism or in many other ways. Who takes what responsibility for what reasons? How do we find answers to the multiple questions of our time and how can we counter powerlessness and diffusion of responsibility? And is all this actually a burden? Or is it a pleasure? We are looking forward to fun discussions with you and our exciting guests!

Please check the German ZWISCHENRAUM website for information on particular dates and topics!

All information about HADLEY's:


Dr. Klara Stumpf Head of Science Programmes Head of Sustainable Land Use Programmes

+49 40 33 402 12stumpf@toepfer-stiftung.de