After the nine-month virtual run of Transition Days 2020, the weekend-long Transition Days 2021 festival will look at what we have learned and give you a chance to learn more about the topics in person. You can expect exciting discussions, presentations and workshops, a film screening, the chance to meet new people, share ideas and help shape future projects, and moments of learning and laughter!

Programme Overview

Friday, June 11th

“Oser franchir le pas !”

16h00-18h00 | Inside – 1st floor | Co-creation workshop | French

How can we make our work meaningful again? What options are possible? Is making a living from your passion an accessible dream? But how can we pursue it and remove the barriers and fears that hold us back so that we dare to take the plunge? We will reflect on these different questions together and aim to come away from this workshop with real answers and actions to put in place to make a success of one’s professional reconversion and make a difference.

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Crash Courses

worm compost

Intro to Composting with Worms

16:15-17:00 | 1st floor | Crash course | French

Earthworms transform organic matter into soil. This property can be used in the garden but also for composting kitchen waste. In this workshop we will answer several questions about composting with worms: “Which worms can I use for composting? – “What do I need to consider?” – “What is special about this compost?” – “How and where can I use it?” (Photo by sippacorn on Unsplash)

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Get out of GAFAM and clean up your mailbox

17:30 | Inside – 1st floor | Crash course | French

Understand the impact of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, etc. on our lives and install alternatives to get out of them. Reduce our ecological footprint by rapidly reducing the amount of data stored.

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A nos choix

A nos choix!

19h00 Outside – Main Stage | Theatrical Conference | French

Every day, in all areas of life (work, consumption, love, commitment, wealth sharing, climate), we make choices. What do they say about us?  Are they free or not? And if we want to stop further disrupting the climate and to bring about real social justice, what choices will we be able to make? Do we dare to make sense of the collapse of our society? We invite you to think about it, and to laugh about it, in song! (Photo copyright Hubert Amiel)

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Man'OK performance

MA2 Experience – Corps à corps sonore

20h30 Parvis | Musical dance performance

In the MA2 Experience, Sayoko Onishi and Emmanuel Fleitz present performances in which body and sound intermingle and become intimately involved. The duo tries to give life to an inner voice, to make it spring forth with mastery, to expel it with the energy of the moment. The duo offers a sonic dance of the extreme.

No registration necessary

Saturday, June 12th

Crash Courses

painting with plants

Painting and dyeing with plants and vegetable scraps

10:00-11:30 | Inside – 1st floor | Crash course | French and Luxembourgish

Nature is very generous and offers us the most beautiful colours of flowers and leaves. A short introduction and overview of the possibilities of dyeing and painting with plants.

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dragon dreaming

Dragon Dreaming

10:15-11:45 | Inside – 1st floor | Crash course | English

In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity. – Albert Einstein
Using the right tools makes it easier to create the change you want to see in the world. This workshop will introduce you to Dragon Dreaming, which is a group collaboration process you can use to realize every sparkling idea. With its innovative, holistic and participatory approach, it will help you to make the dreams of you and of others come true. (Photo by Matthew Schwartz on Unsplash)

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Wëllplanzen bestëmmen an iessen

10:30-11:15 | Inside – 1st Floor | Crash course | Luxembourgish

An dësem kuerzen Crashcours weisen den Johny an d’Tania vun wandel.BAR där wéi’s de Wëllplanzen bestëmmen kanns an wat een alles domat maachen kann. Mer hunn e puer Wëllplanzen matbruet déi’s de schmaachen kanns an weisen där e puer Tricken wéi’s de selwer an d’Räich vun den Wëllplanzen andauchen kanns.

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My bank accounts, my insurance: are they sustainable?

11:45-12:30 | Inside – 1st Floor | Crash course | French

In a small, relaxed group, we want to reflect on the topic of sustainable finance.
But don’t be afraid of complex theory: we’ll do it concretely, starting with ourselves. So: what bank accounts and insurance policies do I have? Do they correspond to my personal values? And what alternatives do I have? Ekkehart Schmidt is responsible for public relations at etika.

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well-being

Find well-being in body and mind

12:00-12:30 | Inside – 1st Floor | Crash course | French

Take time for yourself, to listen to your body and to mobilize yourself in order to find a balance between body and mind. During this crash course, Noémie, sophrologist and sports coach, will guide you through breathing exercises, body stretching, balance exercises and visualization in order to regain a global well-being, both physical and mental. (Photo by Sean Stratton on Unsplash)

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intercultural competence

Intercultural Competence

13:00-13:20 | Inside – 1st Floor | Crash course | French

Intercultural competence consists of identifying and eliminating the identity, cultural and historical filters that we carry with us when interacting with people who are considered to be from a different culture than ours. This approach allows us to adjust our communication and to interact adequately in intercultural situations.

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activité physique crash course

Regain a taste for physical activity

14:00-14:30 | Inside – 1st floor | Crash course | French

Do you want to start (or re-start) exercising but you lack the desire, self-confidence and connection with your body? This crash course using sophrology techniques will allow you to get back in touch with your body, to develop your self-confidence and to give you the impulse to start exercising again. (Photo par Emma Simpson sur Unsplash)

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worm compost

Intro to Composting with worms

13:30-14:15 | Inside – 1st floor | Crash course | French

Earthworms transform organic matter into soil. This property can be used in the garden but also for composting kitchen waste. In this workshop we will answer several questions about composting with worms: “Which worms can I use for composting? – “What do I need to consider?” – “What is special about this compost?” – “How and where can I use it?” (Photo by sippacorn on Unsplash)

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Intro to Permaculture Applied to the Garden

11:00-13:30 | Play Area | Crash course | French

In this introduction to simple and economical gardening methods, learn how to reduce your work for a productive garden! You will learn how to:
-create your soil and maintain it
-sow, plant and harvest
-reduce water usage and watering
-pest control

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PLAY: REHEARSAL FOR THE STREET GAMES OF THE FUTURE

15h00 Outside – Play Area | Participatory Performance

PLAY is a performance where you become a player in a street game. Together with your teammates, you play well-known neighbourhood games from around the world and reflect on their rules. What kinds of cultural codes about gender roles, competition and cooperation, or war and peace, do these games teach us? And what kinds of games do we want future generations to play? Let’s create them together. Come and play with Berlin-based artists from Russia Ada Mukhina, Natasha Borenko and Lisa Siomicheva who research children’s games from different cultures, generations and in different languages in their new project PLAY.

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“Let’s co-create citizens’ climate assemblies!

15h00-17h30 | Inside – 1st floor | Co-creation workshop | Languages used will depend on participants

A citizens’ climate assembly is a time for reflection and proposals for a climate policy and action that are equal to the environmental challenges that await us in Luxembourg and Europe. But why this kind of assembly? How can it be organised to provide an inclusive and open space? Who should, wants to, can participate, in order to be inclusive and reflect the diversity of Luxembourg society? We will reflect together to find answers to these questions and to prepare the next Citizens’ Climate Assemblies. (Photo by Li-An Lim on Unsplash)

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Eng Äerd

18h00 Traffo | Film Screening & Discussion | Luxembourgish, with French and English subtitles

‘Eng Äerd’ (One Earth), by Tom Alesch and produced by CELL, highlights initiatives across Luxembourg that are working to create a more sustainable, socially just and resilient society. This is a film that provides hope that together we can achieve something and inspiration on what is still left to be done. The screening will be followed by a discussion on engagement, citizenship and what we can do in Luxembourg.

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Zetetics

Introduction to Zetetics – the Art of Critical Thinking

18h00 Outside – Main Stage | Conference | French

Zetetics is an approach that focuses on discourses in the field of beliefs and pseudosciences to tame the intellectual tools necessary to evaluate the validity of discourses in general. The first step of zetetics consists in becoming aware of our own biases, of the blind spots of our rationality and of what results in spite of ourselves: the persistence of refuted beliefs. Nobody is immune to persistence in error because some beliefs turn our intelligence against us. Fortunately, there are ways to limit the damage, to identify situations where error is likely, to suspend our judgment, to ask ourselves the right questions. This allows us to avoid falling into the traps set before us, but also to thwart the greatest of manipulators: ourselves.

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Seed to Tree

20h00 Outside – Main Stage | Concert

Enjoy an open-air concert by local indie pop-rock band Seed to Tree to round off the second evening of the festival. From music:LX “An intimate voice intertwined with consistent grooves, broad guitar sounds, synth-scapes and rich melodies, flirt along the lines of indie pop before meandering atmospheric folk shoegaze kicks in and envelops you.”

Register here (advance tickets are sold out but the other half of seats will be allocated during the festival at the registration desk)

Sunday, June 13th

La Fresque du Climate

10:00-13:00 | Inside – 1st floor | Workshop | French

The Climate Fresco allows you to quickly gain a better understand of the causes and consequences of climate change in a collaborative way. Understanding the stakes allows to act and to accept the changes. Faced with the climate emergency, everyone must be trained in the scientific basis of the climate
to understand the situation, to decipher the information, to form an opinion, to act quickly and to collectively accept the changes to be made. Learn more

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Crash Courses

Intro to Composting with worms

10:00-10:45 | Inside – 1st floor | Crash course | French

Earthworms transform organic matter into soil. This property can be used in the garden but also for composting kitchen waste. In this workshop we will answer several questions about composting with worms: “Which worms can I use for composting? – “What do I need to consider?” – “What is special about this compost?” – “How and where can I use it?” (Photo by sippacorn on Unsplash)

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Brakes: How to take care of them

10:00-11:00 | Outside | Crash course | French

The simple bicycle is a precious possession. It is both useful and fun to ride, and can be used to go shopping or for a walk, or to get to work. But it needs to be looked after regularly so that it is always ready to help. Among the things anyone can do with basic tools is brake maintenance. Come and learn how to take care of your brakes!
(Photo by Kuchihige Saboten on Unsplash)

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crash course

Make your own toothpaste

14:00-14:30 | Inside- 1st floor | Crash course | French

Learn to make your own toothpaste with simple and natural ingredients with Ahoua, the founder of MissBak, a natural and ethical body care brand. Children are welcome to take part. (Photo by inteligencia_eco on Unsplash)

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Detoxification of political spin

15:00-16:00 | Inside – 1st floor | Crash course | French

Let’s check collectively that we are not fooled individually. After a check of the different categories of political spin and the way they modify our perception of reality and our way of acting, we will try some small exercises to resist the language of management.

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eye yoga

Eye yoga to improve your eyesight

16:00-16:30 | Inside- 1st floor | Crash course | French

How can you improve your eyesight with breaths associated with your eye movements?
Take this break to breathe correctly and to learn the benefits of this simple practice for your health (eliminate stress, eye tension linked to screens, headaches, etc.) Adults and children welcome! The yogatherapy teacher, trained by doctors, will answer your questions. By Yoga Health Luxembourg. (Photo by Marina Vitale on Unsplash)

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Butoh workshop

Discover Butoh Dance

10:30-11:30 Outside – Main Stage | Workshop

Sayoko Onishi, Butoh dancer, and Emmanuel Fleitz, double bassist, invite you to this dance workshop open to all. A beautiful moment to discover body expressions influenced by Butoh Dance, Qigong, Yoga, the double bass and our imaginations.

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Transition Stad

Co-creation workshop – Transition Stad

11:00-12:30 | Inside – 1st floor | Co-creation workshop | Depending on language of participants

Take part in creating living and inspiring stories where you live! The Transition Stad and Transition Bonnevoie groups were created a few years ago and today the members are involved in different projects: the Pétrusse community garden, the transformation of Place du Parc, UrBOngarden, Altercoop, etc. Transition Days is an opportunity to open these groups to new people and launch new ideas. Do you live in Luxembourg City and want to step in to change the world right now? Then join us for this co-creation workshop.

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PLAY: REHEARSAL FOR THE STREET GAMES OF THE FUTURE

15h00 Outside – Play Area | Participatory Performance

PLAY is a new artistic research and participatory performance project by Ada
Mukhina, Natasha Borenko and Lisa Siomicheva which explores children’s games from different cultures, generations and in different languages. What are the similarities, differences and stories behind our favourite games? PLAY is a performance where you become a player in a street game. Together with your teammates, you play well-known neighbourhood games from around the world and reflect on their rules. What kinds of cultural codes about gender roles, competition and cooperation, or war and peace, do these games teach us? And what kinds of games do we want future generations to play? Let’s create them together. Come and play with Berlin-based artists from Russia Ada Mukhina, Natasha Borenko and Lisa Siomicheva who research children’s games from different cultures, generations and in different languages in their new project PLAY.

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militant choir

Relaunch of the militant choir

13h00 Outside – Main Stage | Choir

Let’s relearn how to sing protest songs and hymns of revolution. A song, a poem, is worth more than a thousand speeches to give hope and a taste for the struggle. Let us together find a voice confiscated by an inhuman system by sharing songs of struggle. To sing well you have to raise your head and to raise your head to sing well is to begin the long march towards emancipation. So let’s sing! You don’t know how to sing? Come and sing anyway!

The first relaunch will be on Sunday at 1 pm as part of Transition Days, then we will meet from time to time for friendly evenings to learn a revolutionary song.

No registration necessary

Jam session

ITINERANTES JAM SESSION

16h30 Outside – Main Stage | Jam Session

To close the Transition Days 2021 Festival on a musical note, come and enjoy the ITINERANTES JAM SESSION – an exciting nomadic audiovisual concept offering an alternative jam session that blends different cultures, rhythms, and musical styles! Led by Gustavo Morales, the ITINERANTES JAM SESSION is made up of 6 musicians who will get things going, then experienced and amateur musicians in the audience will be invited to join and play with the musicians on stage. Everyone in the crowd is encouraged to bring an instrument and jam! (Photo by Faith D on Unsplash)

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Happening all weekend

Gardening workshop CELL

Crash courses & Co-creative workshops

Friday afternoon to Sunday morning | Inside – 1st floor | Multiple languages

Come and learn a new skill or help shape the future by taking part in a co-creation meeting about the climate assembly, test a game by ARCS, a Transition think tank, Transition in Luxembourg City, or creating a new third-place.

repair café

Repair Café

Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon | Exit

Repair Café Lëtzebuerg will be present at the Transition Days Festival in Hollerich.
We help you to repair electronic devices, clothes, everyday objects, and more! Repairing and giving a second life to these objects allows you to save money AND the environment! Do you have any knowledge of electronics, woodworking, mechanics, sewing etc.? Join the team!

The Repair Café will take place at the following times:
Friday 4-7pm
Saturday 2-6pm
Sunday 1-6pm

Partner stand Transition Days

Partner and Transition group stands

Friday afternoon to Sunday morning | Inside – “Marché”

Come learn more about CELL and our partners’ activities and get to know local Transition groups! Booths will include AlterCoop, OUNI, Mesa and more.

Gratiferia

All day Saturday & Sunday | Outside | Free second-hand market

Do you have things like books, clothes or children’s toys that you no longer use? Bring them to the Gratiferia and let them find a new home! A gratiferia is similar to a second-hand market but everything is offered for free.

Kids zone

Kids Zone

All day Saturday & Sunday | Outside | Toy Corner

Throughout the weekend we’ll have a small corner where kids can take a break to play with games and toys. If you have any toys you’d like to give away, feel free to bring them here for everyone to enjoy! (Photo by La-Rel Easter on Unsplash)

Festival Partners

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Location

Carré

Carré, 1 rue de l’Aciérie, L-1112 Luxembourg

Located in a former industrial building, this site was first transformed into the temporary cultural space Exit07 as a home for Rotondes while its permanent location in Bonnevoie was under renovation. Several years after the closure of Exit07, the space was reopened by a number of associations as a creative and artistic space while opens periodically to host workshops and events.

How to get there:
By train: Luxembourg-Gare or Hollerich station
By bus: Many bus lines pass nearby. The closest bus stops are Hollerich – Fonderie and Hollerich – Assurances Sociales.
By bike: Veloh! station #26 – HOLLERECHER PLAZ
By car: There is limited street parking in the neighbourhood. Public parking options include P+R Bouillon and Parking Fort Wedell.


Registration

Photo by Benjamin Sharpe on Unsplash

Online registration now open!

The Transition Days 2021 festival is free and open to all attendees! However, due to COVID-19 regulations around audience numbers and seating requirements, we will require registration for most performances and workshops throughout the weekend. Half of the available spots are open for online pre-registration, the other half are reserved for registration during the festival. Visit the CELL stand anytime during the festival weekend to register! (Photo by Benjamin Sharpe on Unsplash)

Reserve your tickets for specific events at the links below:

Friday, June 11th

Saturday, June 12th

Sunday, June 13th


Covid-19 Regulations

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Regulations in Place

All attendees will be required to wear a mask at all times while attending the festival and regularly apply hand sanitizer. Surfaces will be regularly disinfected. Some larger events during the festival such as the animated conference and screening of Eng Äerd will require online pre-registration and participants will be seated 2m apart.

Food: Unfortunately, due to the Covid restrictions currently in place, we will not be able to provide food at the festival. However, we will provide an outdoor picnic area so you can bring your own sandwiches and stay for lunch!