OPEN-CALL: You would like to create a temporary queer utopia?


You are concerned with issues around queer sexuality and relationships?

You want to collaborate conceptually on a queerer world?

You are searching a space for exchange, community and creation?

Then join our community team from queertopolis as part of the Sommerblut Festival!


First meeting:
Tuesday, April 19 | 7 pm | Location to be announced | 18+ 

(If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Linda at

What is queertopolis?

In a public sphere where heterosexual, monogamous relationships, often led by young, white, abled bodies, form the norm, the diversity of physicality, love and desire often remains invisible. We want to change that! 

With a queer gaze, we are transforming the premises of the Cologne men's sauna Phoenix into the temporary utopia queertopolis. For two days and nights we will bring together performance artists, voices from the LGBTQIA+ community, festival visitors and regular guests. In this way, an evening at the sauna becomes a queer experience, that invites you to shows, performances, installations, parties, concerts and mini-workshops on lust, love, sex and relationships. 


Our Community Team

For queertopolis we are forming a diverse team with whom we will look at our happening in the Phoenix Sauna and consider how the two evenings can be as mindful and protected, free and diversified as possible for all participants and visitors. 

We discuss questions such as: What spaces are needed to make everyone feel as comfortable as possible? How can we design a framework that promotes self-determination and communication through consent? What barriers can we remove? 

Our planning will not only be dealing with practical questions about awareness on the evenings themselves. But we will also co-design spaces, get involved creatively and conceptually - according to the resources each one of us wants to contribute. 

Would you like to participate to the artistic programme of queertopolis? Then take a look at our Open Call for Participation!


Please Note

The Phoenix Sauna is a place where sexual contact is possible. There will be areas for sexual contact during our event as well as areas where sexuality or nudity is not desired, so that everyone feels comfortable. At the Happening, we cannot guarantee a queer safe space. However, our Awareness Team will try to create an evening that is as mindful as possible.

If you are interested or have any questions, feel free to contact Linda: