Cultural Heritage: TECHNO.

We are calling for inclusion into the UNESCO list

The cul­ture of elec­tron­ic music fas­ci­nates and inspires peo­ple all over the world. Danc­ing togeth­er unites nation­al­i­ties, gen­er­a­tions, reli­gions, gen­ders, social class­es and cul­tur­al back­grounds. At Rave The Plan­et, we are com­mit­ted to plac­ing it under pro­tec­tion on UNESCO’s Lists of Intan­gi­ble Cul­tur­al Her­itage.

Elec­tron­ic music and club cul­ture have always stood out as being excep­tion­al­ly tol­er­ant and peace­ful. As much as they are cre­ative, they are also demo­c­ra­t­ic, mul­ti­fac­eted and inclu­sive. Hard­ly any oth­er soci­ety exists where there is so much room for indi­vid­u­al­ists who wish to over­come bor­ders, con­ven­tions and dif­fer­ences togeth­er. We live and cher­ish our tra­di­tion­al prin­ci­ple:

 

we are one family

Every­one is invit­ed to active­ly par­tic­i­pate or to just be part of it. DJing and music pro­duc­tion are intu­itive, which means that they can be done with­out hav­ing to spend years learn­ing musi­cal instru­ments and prac­tic­ing scales. What­ev­er you like is allowed and every­one is wel­come. At the same time, our cul­ture is rich in knowl­edge and has a great wealth of expe­ri­ence. With their dif­fer­ent mix­ing tech­niques and indi­vid­ual selec­tion of music, DJs, for exam­ple, ensure that the musi­cal gen­res under­go con­stant devel­op­ment.

THE RAVE is our cul­tur­al form of expres­sion – our rit­u­al. It is open to absolute­ly every­one, thus devel­op­ing its own effect in form­ing per­son­al iden­ti­ties. We dance the Uni­ver­sal Dec­la­ra­tion of Human Rights.

THE PARADE is our tra­di­tion and, since the Nineties, it has been inspir­ing peo­ple around the world to do the same. It has moti­vat­ed and ani­mat­ed count­less peo­ple to join our cul­ture, pro­duce and play music, found labels, open clubs, orga­nize events, write about the scene, to rave. But prob­a­bly in no oth­er coun­try has it blos­somed into so much and found as many imi­ta­tors as in Ger­many.

That’s why it is impor­tant that this unique cul­tur­al form is pre­served, main­tained, pro­tect­ed and sup­port­ed. And that’s why we are demand­ing TECHNO be list­ed as Intan­gi­ble Cul­tur­al Her­itage.

 

Social benefits

  • Rat­i­fi­ca­tion in the nation­al UNESCO list is a com­mu­nica­tive and sym­bol­ic recog­ni­tion of the elec­tron­ic music and club cul­ture
  • The sta­tus “Intan­gi­ble Cul­tur­al Her­itage” pro­motes pub­lic aware­ness for elec­tron­ic music cul­ture as an inde­pen­dent cul­tur­al form that has long out­grown its niche exis­tence
  • Inclu­sion in the UNESCO reg­is­ter guar­an­tees inter­na­tion­al atten­tion and rais­es aware­ness for the need to pro­tect and pre­serve this cul­ture

Legal benefits

  • The pro­tec­tion of venues can be giv­en greater weight than that of noise, neigh­bors or mon­u­ments. This pro­tec­tion favor­ably lim­its the scope of local gov­ern­ment in its inter­pre­ta­tion of the parade

  • The event’s stag­ing is not auto­mat­i­cal­ly pro­tect­ed, but it is con­sid­ered more wor­thy of pro­tec­tion

  • Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion increas­es the con­sti­tu­tion­al pro­tec­tion of art*. Pro­tec­tion of the high­er object, i.e. cul­ture and art, is giv­en pri­or­i­ty over the pro­tec­tion of the indi­vid­ual

  • The sta­tus “Intan­gi­ble Cul­tur­al Her­itage” pro­vides for sig­nif­i­cant­ly low­er bar­ri­ers and require­ments when open­ing new clubs

  • Inclu­sion in the nation­al UNESCO list paves the way for state sub­si­dies and non-prof­it sup­port. In Ger­many, the sta­tus of “intan­gi­ble cul­tur­al her­itage” can bring tax advan­tages, e.g. a gen­er­al val­ue-added tax rate of 7% instead of 19%

*Basic Law of the Fed­er­al Repub­lic of Ger­many, Arti­cle 5, Para­graph 3

 

We want to encourage more responsibility

We are research­ing and doc­u­ment­ing the his­to­ry of our cul­ture to keep it alive for both our­selves and for future gen­er­a­tions. In this way, our goal is to strength­en and improve polit­i­cal and social accep­tance. We are also aim­ing at devel­op­ing exper­tise and pro­mot­ing a sense of respon­si­bil­i­ty – not only among those who active­ly par­tic­i­pate in the cre­ative process (e.g. artists, DJs, event orga­niz­ers, etc.), but also those who make active use of the diverse events that our cul­ture has to offer (e.g. par­ty guests).

We are effec­tive­ly using the ener­gy of our cul­tur­al scene, which is bun­dled togeth­er in Rave The Plan­et. We pro­vide infor­ma­tion on the con­tent and real­i­ty of the cul­ture, thus enabling the estab­lish­ment of a large net­work to cre­ate syn­er­gies. Togeth­er, we are cre­at­ing a new, inter­na­tion­al, media plat­form for elec­tron­ic music cul­ture.

 

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