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imagine festival on June 9/10 - diversity on stage

After imagine celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, it is now going into the next round: On Friday and Saturday, June 9/10, the popular imagineFestival, a supra-regional crowd-puller with a national message, will once again take place on Barfüsserplatz in the heart of Basel. A grandiose and diverse music and awareness program underlines once again this year the imagine-slogan "For Diversity. Against discrimination". 

The imagine-It's hard to imagine Basel's cultural scene without the Head Drawer Festival. This year, various events will take place in the city under the motto "Head Drawers". All interested parties are invited to attend thematic events on awareness-raising topics and various musical acts free of charge. Almost 90 percent of the artists this year include at least one non-cis male member.. Highlights include the Ukrainian rapper Alyona Alyona or the drag show with moderation with the drag queens Odette Hella'Grand and Milky Diamond. The culinary offer at the festival is vegetarian. 

More than a festival 

The self-organized youth project of terre des hommes switzerland is more than just a festival. The unique autonomous creative laboratory directed by young people from the Basel region has been making an important contribution to a more just and peaceful world for more than 20 years with various events. 

«imagine is the creative laboratory for a multi-voiced, diverse and inclusive society," says Luciano Gagliardi, project coordinator for imagine at terre des hommes switzerland. "A society that gives everyone a place and that we meet each other as equals."    

The imagine-The team consists of about 40 teenagers and young adults. Every year, numerous volunteers also get involved in the imagineprogram, with the aim of working against any form of discrimination and for a non-violent and peaceful coexistence. imagine carries out awareness-raising work in the form of workshops at schools, podcasts on the topic of "prejudice and pigeonholing", film series on strong women's roles and collaborations on topics such as discrimination based on physical limitations. Thus realizes imagine his vision to be more than a festival.  

imagine in numbers  

- 28 000 visitors annually at the imagine festival  
- 100 volunteers per year  
- 5000 working hours per year 

terre des hommes switzerland strengthens young people in Africa, Latin America and Switzerland. Together with them, we fight poverty, violence and discrimination and advocate for the rights of children and youth and just North-South relations. Our core competence lies in participatory and solution-oriented work with young people. 

Press Kit: https://www.imaginebasel.ch/presse-2023   
Festival website: https://www.imaginebasel.ch/festival2023  
terre des hommes switzerland about imagine: https://www.terredeshommesschweiz.ch/imagine/ 

For the expertise on youth participation -> 
Luciano Gagliardi (he/him), project coordination imagine at terre des hommesschweiz , luciano.gagliardi@terredeshommes.ch, +41 79 341 58 90  

Contact imagine basel media office-> 
Fama Diouf (she/her), fama.diouf@imaginebasel.ch, +41 78 223 20 32 
For the awareness-raising work of imagine "For Diversity - Against Discrimination" and for the thematic events at the festival->  
Chiara Dueblin (she/her), chiara.dueblin@imaginebasel.ch, +41 79 720 91 00 
For the festival program and musical acts-> 
Joshua Rössle (he/him), joshua.roessle@imaginefestival.ch,  +41 79 384 56 13  
Contact media office terre des hommes switzerland:  
Valerie Wendenburg (she/her), valerie.wendenburg@terredeshommes.ch, +41 61 335 91 51 


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