SHANGRI-LA 2023 THEME:
Money, cash, bread, dough, green, readies, moola, wonga; some say it makes the world go round, but isn’t money just a consensual hallucination? Shangri-La 2023 is an exploration of other alternative currencies, exchanges and values; it’s time to fight back, using our rage and hope as fuel for a new economy to emerge. Rip it up and start again – EVERYTHING MUST GO!
SHANGRI-LA IS A PLACE DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING CREATIVITY IN ALL ITS UNIQUE FORMS. A COLLABORATION, A UNIFICATION AND A CELEBRATION OF DYNAMIC, DIVERSE, ALTERNATIVE UNDERGROUND CULTURE.
THIS IS A SAFE(R) SPACE. We say “safe (r)” because we realize that not everyone experiences spaces in the same way as others.
A safe (r) space is a supportive, non-threatening environment that encourages openness, respect, a willingness to learn from others, as well as physical and mental safety. It is a space that criticizes the power structures that affect our daily lives.
WE make every effort to respect and understand the specific needs of everyone. ALL who are a part of the show in whichever capacity have the responsibility to uphold the values of the space.
WE STRIVE TO ACHIEVE THIS – AND CAN ONLY DO SO TOGETHER.
AT Shangri-La there is ZERO TOLERANCE OF violence, racism, sexism, transphobia, body negativity, sexual harassment, discrimination of age, religion or belief, gender or sexuality, visible or invisible mental or physical limitations.
By holding a mirror up to the masses, creating conversations, encouraging activism and stimulating all of the senses at the same time, Shangri-La aims to expand minds and open hearts, motivating people in politics and play.
This radical area, rooted in outsider art and underground culture, embraces an intersectional community. New collaborators join each year, contributing to its evolving narrative. The furthest corner of the festival thrives as a creative playground, where the anarchic spirit inspires originality, cultural revolution, and amplifies the collective conscience for the next generation.
This is more than just a party in a field, it is an outdoor gallery, an interdisciplinary space, aiming to inspire, educate and connect with a wide variety of causes, knowledge and movement There are no spectators!