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Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. - Zwischenraum

What We Do


The ZWISCHENRAUM is a joint project of the Toepfer Foundation and the Hamburg bar HADLEY's. 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.

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!

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!

All information about HADLEY's:


Dr. Klara Stumpf Program Management Future-oriented Land Use

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