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Zurich's culture chief, held a controversial paper secret

As the timid Peter Haerle, Director of Cultural Affairs city of Zurich, for some time. To transfer, actually, since the protests against his plans, the Museum of literature, Strauhof in a "literature lab" for children and young people. Since then, Haerle wanted to do nothing more wrong, say insiders. That is why he is acting defensively and trying to avoid decisions with which he could get in the way.

Soon five years have passed since the Strauhof controversy. But still, the fear of conflicts, seems to have the culture Director in the handle: In December, he refused to allow this newspaper to inspect a document that is of public interest.

The city got a"precise scenario"

With the publication of the paper in the opinion - forming process of the municipality and of the city Council for the realignment of theatre and dance landscape "could be affected", it means in Haerles. As a cultural Director, he belongs to the management. It is amazing that he felt for the opinion of the municipal Council is responsible.

In the case of the ominous document, it is a 24-page paper, which gave Haerle in the spring of 2014 in order: In terms of the cultural mission statement of the former theatre managers of the city of Zurich was to create a work paper that describes the dance and theater landscape of Zurich"". Plinio Bachmann as the then head of the theatre departments have to formulate used – Haerle – "the opportunity to work with an external sparring partner with a poignant scenario. These thoughts have served their purpose and internal discussion."

The paper contains ideas that would not represent culture Director Haerle and for which he could be heavily attacked.

ideas from the paper you've taken "into the current culture, the mission statement of the city," said Peter Haerle in March 2016, when you first heard of the document. The current culture model was presented in 2015. In the fall of 2016, the NZZ has presented some of the points from the working paper, Plinio Bachmann, along with theatre experts, Marco Läuchli as a sparring partner wrote.

thanks to a objection of this paper was the paper released a few days ago officially. Today it is published for the first time: It contains ideas that would not represent culture Director Haerle, for which he could be heavily attacked, and in contradiction to what the city of Zurich is currently pursuing in the cultural policy.

The paper assumes that the Overlap in the working practices and Aesthetics at the Zurich theaters . It encourages, therefore, the subsidies for the Theater Neumarkt with those of the Gessnerallee merge, there is a strong production house for the independent scene. A proposal, currently not currently, but will be discussed could be if with the coming of artistic Director at the Schauspielhaus, on the Neumarkt and on the Gessnerallee three Teams compete, the explicitly to participation and diversity, confess, and thus Overlaps, in the future, more could.

the dispute is delegated to third parties

But instead of such proposals for a public debate, wanted to Haerle keep the document for as long as possible under lock and key. 2017 city President Mauch gave a new Evaluation of the Zurich dance theatre and landscape in a consulting company in Austria, in order, the Integrated Consulting Group (ICG) in Graz.

This Evaluation, called Haerle a "neutral stock," was completed after half a year. It reads, in the key points of a rebuttal of the paper by Bachmann and Läuchli: The ICG argued that Similarities could also contribute to the productivity and creativity are encouraged.

"What we don't want for sure is a Directive, cultural policy," said Haerle, almost three years ago. There are no speech can be more. Because, in the meantime, the city wants to. all other decisions that may lead to dispute, to third parties, delegate: a Jury of experts, the majority should be proposed by the theatre scene, and the Whole "acceptance" at the scene enjoys, as it is called in the new proposal from the city of Currently, almost 50 projects were supported, it is planned to "tend to" a reduction, says Haerle. On Numbers, he does not want to commit. But a socially acceptable removal from houses is quite conceivable.

You can't blame Haerle now at least, he had to repeatedly acts awkwardly.

With the publication of the working paper can now be held a public discussion about all the proposals that were considered. Not least in terms of the needs to be held in autumn at the end of voting in the Council to the new funding system, on the later of the people.

with the proposal of the town without Modification, to be accomplished the paradigm shift from a decision by a joyful cultural policy, as in the case of Bachmann and Läuchli expressed to a delegation of decisions to a Jury, which is to represent the interests of the theatre scene.

You can't blame Haerle now at least, he had to repeatedly acts awkwardly. Also last, as he refused to inspect the paper with the Argument, "the opinion-forming process of the city Council or the municipal Council is not yet complete".

Haerle stopped the rumors about the paper on the Simmer

in fact, it was so, that in the municipal Council in early November 2016, and the report was referred, after the NZZ had written on the paper – just on the day that the FDP, SVP and CVP in the aftermath of the action "Entköppelung" the contract with the Neumarkt terminate wanted.

Officially, the document was delivered until the end of November 2016, a municipal Commission. Instead of publishing the working paper in March 2016, and to allow for an informed discussion, it Haerle. The culture Director took the risk that rumors simmer and theses have been exploited from the paper.

Download the working paper as a PDF
internal working paper for the dance and theatre landscape was made on the basis of the principle of publicity of the culture Department of the city of Zurich. According to Information of the city of Zurich, it was on 1. Completed for November 2014. (editor-in-Tamedia)

Created: 04.03.2019, 00:20 Uhr

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