Children's Bureau for the Application "European Capital of Culture 2025"


Children took over the City of Nuremberg’s Application Bureau. Their task was to ask about Europe, Nuremberg, capital cities, culture, food culture and visions for life in the year 2025. An image-film was produced by the Berlin based performance group hannsjana, in which the Children’s Bureau presented itself.

During the festival everyone had the opportunity to visit our “pretend” Application Bureau in the Kachelbau. Tasks were presented in a fun, playful and often absurd manner. These tasks caused us to think about European identity and aid in the joint creation of a manifesto for the European City of Culture. All results were presented to the official Application Bureau at a public event. 

Supported by Kulturstiftung der Sparkasse Nürnberg.

Children as Art Experts


In co-operation with the theatre group of the Michael-Ende-School Nuremberg we asked children their opinion on the international productions invited to the Festival. They were given photos of the productions and, kitted out with ties and bow-ties, they describe what they saw, what they think the pieces are about and what the titles could be. See and hear for yourself what their answers were – a very special slant on the festival programme from a child’s point of view.

The film was on view at the festival opening, afterwards in the foyer of Kachelbau and now online.

Europia Building Site


The “Building-Site Europia” offered both younger and older visitors the chance to build together a Europe which embodies their own individual ideas and visions for the future.
What does your European Dream look like?
What makes Europe Europe?
What is your vision of a collective Europe?
What mustn’t we forget?
All visitors had the freedom to let their creativity run wild in the building of Europia. Everyone was invited to paint, cut and stick together small boxes in whatever form they wanted. Ready, steady, go!

panoptikum ist eine Veranstaltung des Theater Mummpitz Nürnberg. panoptikum steht unter der Schirmherrschaft von Bernd Sibler, Bayerischer Staatsminister für Wissenschaft und Kunst und wurde mit dem EFFE Label (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) als eines von „Europe’s finest festivals“ ausgezeichnet.