Our logo is the umbrella. Everything that is part of the awareness concept at the Reeperbahn Festival can be recognized by the umbrella symbol.
In the future, this symbol will not only offer protection from Hamburg's bad weather, but also from cross-border behaviour. For us, it represents the solidarity and care that we want to offer. We would like to open an umbrella under which all people can feel protected and supported.
You can find the symbol for example on info posters, banners, above the Awareness Point or on the vests of the Awareness Team.
Awareness Teams und Awareness Point
The Awareness Team, which you can find at the Awareness Point at the Festival Village, is doing protection work and supports affected persons to feel safer and more comfortable at the festival again. For example after a bad experience or a cross-border experience.
Wednesday - Saturday
20 - 23 September
2:00 pm - 1:00 am
You will recognize the Awareness Team by the denim vests with the umbrella symbol and the Awareness lettering. The team is there for visitors and crew members when support is needed in an overwhelming situation, boundary crossing or discrimination.
It can be found at the Awareness Point in the Festival Village as well as on the move at the festival. People from the team work in the (psycho)social field, have experience in awareness work and are trained.
You can come directly to the Awareness Point or get in touch by scanning the QR code on the posters or approaching a staff member with the umbrella button.
The Awareness Point is also equipped with seating and retreat facilities, as well as support and assistance materials. There is also information material for contact points in Hamburg that can offer further advice.
The team works according to the principles of consent, affected person-centeredness, power of definition, partiality and confidentiality. The consensus means agreement and asking for it explicitly, according to the rule "Only yes means yes! Affectedness means a focus on the needs and demands of the person addressing the team. The goal of awareness work is to allow affected persons to feel safe again and not have to leave the place. Power of definition means that the person himself decides about himself, his body, his history, his gender identity and what happened. We do not question this and are partial with her, so we explicitly do not take a "neutral" or mediating role, but are completely with the person affected. Sensitive incidents are always treated confidentially and are only discussed with third parties after consultation with the persons concerned.
Saferspaces & contact via the QR codes
By scanning the QR codes on display, you can contact the Awareness Team and receive support.
The QR codes form a bridge between you and the mobile awareness team.
Posters with QR codes are placed at central locations such as stages, entrances and passages on the festival grounds. Affected people, people seeking help and people who need support can scan them and contact the awareness team directly. Simply hold your cell phone camera in front of the code and a window will open. Because each code is linked to a specific location, the awareness team knows where you are and can get on the way immediately. In addition, you can use a chat to describe the situation in more detail, and if you want to move away from the location of the code, you can also share your location. The whole thing happens anonymously and without a data request.
This is how the awareness team can support you:
- Scan the QR code with your cell phone camera.
- Confirm that you or someone else needs support.
- The Awareness Team is on its way to you
Public program for all
Interactions at the Awareness Point
14:00 to 20:00
Entrance Festival Village
You can expect a relaxation area, an exchange counter as well as many interactions like privilege games, deep dates, a mailbox with postcards and an empowerment bead chain workshop.
You can also stop by if you have questions or want to pick up more material on awareness.
Organized by the Act Aware
Talk "A personal journey - how emotionality helps us change things"
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Hangar at Festival Village
What do the categories we belong to and identify with actually have to do with where we are today? What does being affected by discrimination mean for one's path?
We want to bundle Tarah's expertise on racism-critical social work and Sarah's knowledge on empowering communication to pull the lever for change: Emotionality.
Learn more here
Panel "Unlocking the concept of Awareness - taking responsibility together".
18:00 - 19:00
Glass House in the Festival Village
You hear the term awareness more and more often? In this panel you will find out what exactly is behind it from different perspectives. Four people from the music industry will talk about their own experiences, what it has to do with safety and the people on stage, to what extent we can be "aware" and what active awareness work can look like.
Read more here
Further formats for conference participants
Mentoring Sessions: Awareness Structures
Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Arcotel Onyx / Room 614
Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Arcotel Onyx / Room 614
The Awareness Mentoring offers a one-hour space for exchange among organizers and employees in the event context, in which scenarios relevant to dealing with discrimination and transgressions are discussed accompanied by an awareness expert. These can be related to team, artists, audience or the interface between them.
Find out more here
Thursday 13:30 - 14:30 Location tbd
Friday 16:00 - 17:00 Location tbd
In the awareness tour, event organizers have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of the awareness concept of the Reeperbahnfestival. An expert from Act Aware e.V., which has been supporting RBX since 2022 in the creation and implementation of the concept, will explain the background to various production-related and communicative measures on the site. In addition, the participants will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the awareness team about their work.
Find out more here