Department for Culture and Open Spaces

Max Wernicke

Representative for culture and open spaces

Room:T02 S00 K06 (Essen) / LF 027 (Duisburg)
E-Mail:kultur@asta-due.de
Phone:Essen: 0201 1832342
Duisburg: 0203 3793120
Telefax:+49 (0)201 1834233
Office Hours:with appointment only

Lotti Behle

Representative for culture and open spaces 

Room:T02 S00 K06 (Essen) / LF 027 (Duisburg)
E-Mail:kultur@asta-due.de
Phone:Essen: 0201 1832342
Duisburg: 0203 3793120
Telefax:+49 (0)201 1834233
Office Hours:with appointment only

Jasper Groß

Representative for culture and open spaces

Room:T02 S00 K06 (Essen) / LF 027 (Duisburg)
E-Mail:kultur(at)asta-due.de
Phone:Essen: 0201 1832342
Duisburg: 0203 3793120
Telefax:+49 (0)201 1834233
Office Hours:with appointment only

Our representatives for culture and open spaces take care of a wide range of cultural activities for all students on both campuses; this includes the organization of major events such as the annual Campus Festival or the AStA Semester Opening Party, as well as smaller events such as multimedia game nights or the renowned lecture hall poetry slam.

Our work also includes the supervision of the “AStA-Keller” in Duisburg as well as the maintenance and improvement of open spaces for our students on campus. For example, we are currently involved in creation of a student open space café in the former Freiraum in Duisburg and are also working in Essen to find a replacement for the KKC. We are constantly striving to broaden the cultural horizon of our university to make it more colorful and diverse. In doing so, we also aim to remove financial and social barriers. This means that even though our events have a high cultural quality, there are low or no admission fees. Our engagement is not just about entertainment, but also about emphasizing the political and social elements of culture.

We believe in student participation and want to make culture available for everyone. Don’t hesitate to send us your own ideas. Contact us to enrich the cultural life at our university!

Normally, our representatives for culture and open spaces at both campuses take care of a diverse cultural offering for all students; this includes, for example, the organization of large events such as the annual campus festival or the large AStA semester kick-off party. Smaller events such as multimedia game nights or the  lecture hall poetry slam are also usually part of the program. In addition, the cultural representatives oversee the student-managed open spaces such as the AStA Cellar or the cozy Frei[ ]Raum Café in Duisburg or the upcoming reopening of the KKC (Art and Culture Café) on the Essen campus.

The cultural department is always striving to broaden the cultural horizon of our university, to make it more colourful and diverse, and in doing so, also to break down financial and social barriers. In concrete terms, this means: low or no admission fees with high cultural quality. This should not be about pure entertainment, but rather emphasize the political and social components of culture.

At the moment, cultural work is of course more difficult than usual due to the infection control measures. We try to compensate the loss of our events with pub nights, game nights, slams and lecture series in the digital space. So keep an eye out for our online offerings. If you have suggestions for expanding our programme, you’re always welcome to contact us.

We believe in student participation and culture by all for all. Get in touch with us and enrich the cultural life at our university!