Johannstadt Statement by scientific and cultural institutions

Statement for major event on May 25, 2024 “UNITED FOR DEMOCRACY - Dresden's science and culture invites you"

Representatives of Johannstadt’s and Blasewitz’ scientific and cultural institutions on stage at Sachsenplatz. © Katrin Boes/MPI-CBG

On May 25, 2024, around 2,500 people took part in a democracy festival in Dresden to send a strong signal for the value of democracy and a free and democratic society and to celebrate a peaceful and happy festival of democracy. With the motto "United for Democracy," more than 60 institutions from science, art, and culture in Dresden—including the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) under the umbrella of DRESDEN-concept e. V. and the #WOD Weltoffenes Dresden Alliance—invited everyone to join in.

The event started at 2 p.m. with star processions at four locations: Fritz-Foerster-Platz, Sachsenplatz, Albertplatz, and Wettiner Platz. The MPI-CBG took off with the star procession from Sachsenplatz, where a Johannstadt Statement by the scientific and cultural institutions that are located in the area was presented.