Who Reclaims?!


ein collagierter Streifzug durch die Raumfrage

Project Types

  • Performance

After their projects on care work and migration, Swoosh Lieu conclude the trilogy What is the plural of crisis – ein Krisenbericht in verteilten Rollen by inquiring into the politics of space: How do womxn live in the city? How do they move around the city? What (public) spaces do they shape and what roles do urban spaces define? What are their demands? Swoosh Lieu invites us to take a stroll along feminist beaten paths, through reality with detours into the imagination, past hard-earned and utopian places, in search of spaces for movement and assembly. They bring theatre into the city, reclaiming space with its means and techniques. They inquire into the position of actors and spectators, the power of the narratives that shape space – and attempt to imagine a feminist city of the future.

At the end one, We care, We move and We reclaim appear on golden balloons. The questions have turned into statements. On the 16th floor, high above Frankfurt, with a sensational panorama. Up on the roof top terrace of a student residence in Bockenheim, the blood-red moon looks as if specially ordered for this purpose.
Could almost be, because there is no lack of effort in Who reclaims?!, the third and last episode of this theatre experiment, with which the performance collective Swoosh Lieu concludes its series of "who" questions. (…) Part III asks Who reclaims?!. It is all about who cares and moves, but above all: which spaces are occupied and how, and who has room in the city.

Eva Maria Magel, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 29/09/2018


Project Details



A Swoosh Lieu production, co-produced by Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm. Supported by the Women’s Bureau of the City of Frankfurt am Main, the Fonds Darstellende Künste and the Rudolf Augstein Stiftung. Swoosh Lieu is supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Frankfurt am Main.

Project History

Who Reclaims?!Performance

  • Open Rehearsal
  • Open Dress Rehearsal
  • Première
Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main Deutschland

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