On June 23, members from ESN – European Shepherd Network – from seven European countries and a local shepherd held a public meeting in the Ständehaus as part of the dOCUMENTA (13) conference program in Kassel, Germany.
The assembly gathered sheep herders and farmers who discussed the creation of European Shepherd Network, an organization to give this community a voice and make it visible. They also commented on current campaigns by shepherds and their relation to public opinion and to their animals.
The event included the screening of a documentary recounting the journey of German shepherds from Berlin and Brussels to Trier.
documenta is the world’s largest contemporary art exhibition, running in Kassel every 5 years.