diskurs is a festival of young arts from Europe with an emphasis on performing arts. It is open to different forms of performance, dance, theatre, installation, music, literature, film and video.

diskurs takes place from Oct. 12th - Oct. 17th in Giessen°Germany and is organised by students of applied theatre science.

diskurs seeks intersections in the arts, alongside connections between theory and practice. It offers a platform for presentation and working facilities to young artists with experimental approaches.

The subject of diskurs 04 is HOPE. diskurs 04 explores HOPE as an artistic ° political ° personal phenomenon. diskurs 04 gets close to HOPE in three parts: with a series of lectures in summer 04, with a laboratory and with a six day festival in autumn 04.