Can I Kick It? Yes, You Can!

Pop-Kultur is widening the playing field – this year’s edition offers a special focus on the topic of football. In the run-up to the 2024 European Football Championship, »Can I Kick It? Yes, You Can!« navigates the intersections of sports, activism and pop culture. Throughout the festival, the emphasis will be on the socio-political aspects of the multi-layered topic: football will be explored from queer-feminist and post-migrant perspectives with various events – because sports and music are part of cultural identity, and football is a phenomenon of pop culture and a reflection of our society.

The project, conceived by Yeşim Duman and curated together with Pamela Owusu-Brenyah, and all of its individual events are discursive, interactive and take place free of charge for everyone, at the Çaystube and in the Kulturbrauerei cinema – including the »Pop-Kultur Soccer Club« with artificial turf, foosball table, goal wall and football anthems included. The programme includes a football film forum, discussions and readings as well as an exhibition by CSV Afrisko, featuring DJ sets and the pop performance »Colonastics« by choreographer Joana Tischkau with the decolonial (anti-)fitness workouts »Fit for Fans« and »We Will Rock You«.

Logo Foundation Football & Culture Euro 2024, on the left is a stylised colourful ball with a kind of hand around it