Creative Lab 3: Wochenendforum
26. März, 15:00 - 27. März, 19:00
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- 26. März, 15:00
- 27. März, 19:00
- Jägerstraße 65
Berlin, 10117 Deutschland
Creative Lab 3: Online Wochenendforum
Racialised Faces in „white“ Creative Spaces
Am 26. und 27. März findet das erste Online Wochenendforum des Creative Labs mit einem aufregenden Programm statt. Unter anderem sind die Autorin Dr. Michaela Dudley, Filmemacher*in Sarnt Utamachote und die Wissenschhaftlerin Dr. Daniele Daude geladen. In verschiedenen Panels diskutieren sie über den Status Quo von Bi_PoCs in der Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft, die geschichtlichen Hintergründe aber auch über bestehende Kooperationen innerhalb der Community. Alle Infos zur Anmeldung und dem Programm gibt es hier.
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„Racialised Faces in ‚white‘ Creative Spaces“ is an online weekend forum about the experiences of Bi_PoC in the German creative industries. On both days, you will attend via Zoom moderated panel discussions with Q&A sessions and live performances. The panel discussions will deal with the racist conditions in the German creative industries. And also with how Bi_PoC creators can start out and can get access to structural resources.
Be a part of this historic event and get your tickets! The entry is for free. Register for both days to have the full experience! You can register here.
The access to the panels in zoom is for Bi_PoC only. White people can watch a live stream in YouTube. Panels will be held in either German or English. After you finished your registration, you will receive your zoom or YouTube link via mail soon.
On the first day, Saturday March, 26, the forum will start at 3 pm with a keynote (in German) by author Dr. Michaela Dudley called „GESICHT ZEIGEN, PLATZ NEHMEN, DEN RAUM AUSFÜLLEN“. She will also present her new book „Race Relations“. After that the various panel discussions start. You can find an overview about all panels, panelists and moderators below:
Panel 1: Racialised faces in “white” creative spaces (English)
- Time: 4 pm
- Panelists: Aysan Naz Türkmen, Naikee Simoneau, Nayeli Vega
- Moderated by Ragil Huda
Panel 2: Architecture of Racism (English)
- Time: 6 pm
- Panelists: Yin Cheng-Kokott, Alexander Carrillo , Manuel Ricardo Garcia, Suelen Calonga
- Moderated by: ShaNon Bobinger
Panel 3: Bi_PoC collectives in the creative industries (English)
- Time: 8 pm
- Panelists: Sarnt Utamachote, Sherin Striewe, Julia-Huda Nahas
- Moderated by: Sailesh Naidu
- Music: Jessica Onuigwe
- Poetry: Mina
- Drag Performance: Prens Emrah
On the second day, Sunday March, 27, the forum will start at 12 pm and continue our panel discussions.
Panel 4: Access, Entry, Start-up in the Creative Industries (English)
- Time: 12 pm
- Panelists: Dera Luce, Victoria Kure-Wu, Laszlo Farkas
- Moderated by: Dorjee Lhamo Gerhard
Panel 5: Historischer Überblick (German)
- Time: 2 pm
- Panelists: Dr. Ibou Coulibaly Diop, Dr. Dr. Daniele Daude
- Moderated by: Jena Samura
Panel 6: Personal stories: How did you get there? (English)
- Time: 3:30 pm
- Panelists: Jenner Hendrixx, Natascha Roy, Sanni Est
- Moderated by: Rafia Shahnaz
Panel 7: Outlook and future for Bi_PoC in the Creative Industries (English)
- Time: 5:30 pm
- Panelists: Kamai Freire, Yergalem Taffere, Ella O’Brien-Coker, Dr. Priscillia Manjoh
- Moderated by: Abby Baheerathan
Closing by us, Creative Lab 3.0
- Time: 7 pm
- We will say goodbye and talk with you about our panels and their results
We will provide live transcripts for the English panels. Awareness people will be present. If there is anything you need regarding accessibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Dr. Michaela Dudley
Dr. Michaela Dudley (Jg. 1961), eine Berliner Queerfeministin mit afroamerikanischen Wurzeln, ist Kolumnistin, Kabarettistin und Keynote-Rednerin. Ihre wortgewandten Kolumnen „Frau ohne Menstruationshintergrund“ in der TAZ sind vielen bekannt. Sie schreibt auch sozialkritische Artikel für den Tagesspiegel, das LGBTQ-Magazin Siegessäule sowie Missy Magazine und Rosa Mag. Ihr Buch Race Relations: Essays über Rassismus ist Anfang Februar 2022 erfolgreich erschienen, und zwar pünktlich zum Black History Month.
Die gelernte Juristin setzt sich für die Würdigung der Vielfalt ein. Als die „Diva in Diversity“ arbeitet sie mit der Deutschen Bahn, dem Mitteldeutschen Rundfunk, der Führungsakademie der Bundesagentur für Arbeit, dem Goethe-Institut und der Frankfurter Buchmesse zusammen. Sie berät auch die Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Presseabteilung und Sektion Generation) in puncto Kommunikation. Ihr satirisches, musikalisch untermaltes Kabarettprogramm heißt „Eine eingefleischt vegane Domina zieht vom Leder“
Aktivismus / Journalismus: www.diva-in-diversity.com
Sarnt Utamachote is a Southeast Asian nonbinary filmmaker and curator based in Berlin. Having been the selected alumni of Young Curators Workshop at 11nd Berlin Biennale 2020, Whole Life Academy of HKW 2021, and AFA Masterclass 2022, they based their focus on Southeast Asian diaspora, (post)migrant perspectives, and cinema as a tool for social engagement and collective healing. Their short film „Sonic Reverbs“ (2021) won the Xposed Short Film Fund 2020 and currently waits for its world premiere. Their video installation „I Am Not Your Mother“ (2020) was exhibited at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and their short film „Soy Sauce“ (2020) was screened at OutFest Fusion LA, Xposed Berlin, and Queer East London 2021, among others. They are a co-founder of „un.thai.tled“, an artist collective from the German-Thai diaspora, with whom they curated the upcoming intervention show „Forgetting Thailand“ (2022) at Hamburger Bahnhof: Museum for contemporary arts as a part of exhibition „Nation, Narration, Narcosis“ (curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers), the un.thai.tled Film Festival Berlin (with Rosalia Namsai Engchuan, 2019-now) at bi’bak/Sinema Transtopia, and „Beyond the kitchen: Stories from the Thai Park“ ( with Katrin Peters-Klaphake, 2020). They also curated „Imagining Queer Bandung“ (with Popo Fan and Ragil Huda, 2021) and currently work as a programmer/selection committee for Xposed Queer Film Festival Berlin and Short Film Festival Hamburg (2022-).
Victoria Kure-Wu ist Expertin für Usability und User Experience Design. Sie studierte Kommunikationsdesign an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig und ist Alumna der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Heute lebt sie in Berlin und konzipiert digitale Schnittstellen zwischen Mensch und Computer. In ihrer Freizeit teilt sie ihr Wissen in verschiedenen anti-rassistischen Projekten und auf wikipedia.org
Sherin Striewe lives in Offenbach am Main and tries to open spaces for queer BI*PoC representation as a community organizer in the queervisible collective and the party series Crémant. Cava. Booty Bounce. Under the artist name sherryaeri they are DJing and performing spoken word, using their art as an activist weapon for intersectional feminism. Sherin is also doing their master’s degree in sociology and has been working in political education since 2018 on the topics of racial profiling, intersectionality, empowerment and discrimination. As an activist, Sherin has gained a lot of experience in resistance and community work in various groups and currently at copwatch ffm. In 2020, Sherin Striewe was presented as one of Frankfurt’s feminists by the Frankfurt Women’s Department.
Alexander Carrillo Colombian-born and Berlin-based choreographer, dancer producer, teacher, and researcher. In the last ten years has emerged in the knowledge of ancestral cultures and other methods of communication, social development, and listening. He has been certified in MBSR („Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction“) by the Medicine School of Massachusetts. He is creating through meditation specific methods for body development and awareness, complemented with his artistic knowledge and body techniques.
Since 2009, Alexander has researched and developed his own proposal for the formation of the body and emotion – mind and spirit, under the motto „CUERPO PRESENTE: THE INNER BEAST“. As an artist, Alexander having studied his diploma in Dance at the University Folkwang in Germany, did an Erasmus at ‘ArtEZ’, in Holland and at the University of Art ASAB in Colombia, (MA – emphasis in contemporary dance). His work is developed through historical research with a contemporary point of view, looking into the personal, social, and political through an interdisciplinary approach. Currently, he is supported by GIZ and Dachverband Tanz Deutschland with the prospects to write a bodily and emotional method based on his research.
Laszlo Farkas is a Hungarian media producer, DJ and Roma LGBTQI activist. Between 2015 and 2019 he was the main organizer of the Roma LGBTQI floats for Budapest Pride. He is the founder and editor of queer Roma community related media projects (“QRTV Europa”, “TV Baxtale“) and the radio project called “Cosmocaravan” (earlier Radio Shun.es).
He gained his experiences in communication, film and media production at one of Hungary’s largest television channels and as the social media team leader of a media agency. Based on his initiative, hashtags and QR codes were tested and used on screen in Hungarian television for the first time. In 2014, he was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation by the Dr. Varga Jozsef Hungarian Rural Talent Encouragement Program as an “exemplary career starter”. Between 2015 and 2017, he was member of the online jury in digital media awards for the leading Hungarian creative communications magazine, Kreativ.hu.
László Farkas was nominated for the Hungarian Roma Press Center Prize called “Aranypánt-díj” which is awarded to successful Hungarian Roma youth. In 2018, he was one of the artists of the Roma Biennale in Berlin. In 2019, he was the jury member of AKE DIKHEA?, the Berlin International Romani Film Festival.
Since 2020, he has been a member of the Ame Panzh (“The Five of Us”) Roma activist collective. The collective was nominated for the Free Prize of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union in 2021 based on their volunteer media work and for their stands for a better Roma representation. In 2022 they were awarded Raoul Wallenberg Prize.
Manuel Ricardo Garcia
I am a two-spirit and queer FTM of color. I am a Trans*activist and Photoartist from Europe, founder of the Munich Trans*-and Inter*convention, the biggest Convention in Europe, Autor of the book „Transmen of the World“, winner of the Pride Photo Award 2011 – Amsterdam, founder of the QTPOC group “Beyond Color” and member of the Trans*voguing group “Kiki House of Major”/ Netherlands. I am the rolemodel and developer for Trans* people of the biggest safe sex campagne IWWIT in Germany. I am a facilitator, a healer, a teacher for Empowerwork for POC’s & spiritual work and many transtopics. I am currently based in Munich ( I grew up at a US Army base called Williamsville) and I have family in Chihuahua Mexico.
Natascha Roy ist 1963 in Siegen geboren mit einem Vater aus Calcutta, Indien und einer deutschen Mutter. Sie hat zeitgenössischen Tanz an der School of New Dance Development Amsterdam studiert und arbeitet seitdem als Performerin, TanzVermittlerin und Creative Coach. Sie kooperiert auch mit Expert*innen aus der politischen Bildung für kreative Formate, die gesellschaftliche Machtstrukturen thematisieren bzw. dafür sensiblisieren.
Yin Cheng-Kokott is a Taiwanese transdisciplinary performance artist, somatic practitioner, pleasure activist, choreographer, and curator. Her work meditates on ancestral connections, empowerment through authentic expression and non-linear imagination. Exploring the ever-expanding pathways of an embodied revolution through self-realization in creative processes. She celebrates the asymmetry of beauty in the present with all her senses. She is currently obsessed with ropes, knots, and visual patterns.
Für Ella O’Brien-Coker (*1990, sie/ihr, Köln) sind die verschiedenen Rollen, die ihre Identität ausmachen immer eine Frage des Kontexts. Als Sängerin/Lyrikerin/Rapperin mit verschiedenen Bands und Projekten auf der Bühne und im Proberaum. Als Musikwissenschaftlerin und Autorin auf der Spur dessen, was zwischen den Zeilen steht. Als intersektionale Aktivistin einstehend für marginalisierte Positionen und engagiert in Community-Arbeit. Als Tochter und Schwester Teil eines komplexen Familienzusammenhangs, der die Grundlage für alle vorangegangenen Interessen darstellt. Und nicht zuletzt als Ella einfach all diese Dinge gleichzeitig und noch ein wenig mehr.
Kamai is a musician and musicologist focused on African culture from the continent and the Diaspora. His main interest is to deepen and spread the understanding of the spiritual-political power of African musical cultures, especially in its implications to the unfinished African Revolution. Experienced in different musical traditions as a saxophonist, guitarist, percussionist, and singer, as well as composer, arranger, conductor, and music director, both in musical performance and in theater, Kamai has bachelor in Music Composition at the Federal University of Brasília and a Master of Arts in Musicology at the UNESCO Chair on Transcultural Music Studies, where he is also currently carrying out a Ph.D. research on the role of music in the Haitian Revolution.
Suelen Calonga is a visual artist and researcher in arts and culture. Her interests revolve around knowledge transfer, investigations of black cultural heritage, the relationship between Archive-Knowledge-Memory, and counter-ethnography, a concept she develops to deepen the discussion about the role of museums and national archives and their collections. Suelen has a master’s degree in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from the Bauhaus University, Germany; a degree in Social Communication from PUC Minas, and a specialization in Images and Media Cultures from UFMG. Co-founder of the WAR initiative (Worldwide African Route), more directly in the Obará branch work front for creating, documenting, and sharing processes of black people around the world engaged in intellectual and spiritual emancipation for African continental and diasporic people
Yergalem Taffere hat viele Eisen im Feuer, wenn sie könnte würde sie jedes Wochende an einen anderen Ort reisen, um den wichtigen Geschichten zu lauschen von unterschiedlichsten Bi_PoC Communities und ihrer eigenen Lebensrealitäten im Exil. Sie ist Regiesseurin, Fotografien, Performerin und DJ. Seit November 2021 erhält sie das INITIAL-Sonderstipendium der Akademie der Künste.
Priscillia M. Manjoh (PhD)
Dr. Priscillia M. Manjoh was born and raised in Cameroon and presently resides in Berlin Germany. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Humboldt University Berlin Germany. She is an author, part time university lecturer, researcher, Speaker and President of HCCA (High Council for Cameroonians Abroad) Germany. Her debut novel Snare (2013) won the Eko Foundation Prize in 2015. She is also the maker of the film titled Sucki (2017). Her publication: Representations and Renegotiations of the Nation in Anglophone Cameroonian Literature (2018) is partly based on her PhD research. She is the founder of the organisation – Initiative Priscillia Manjoh I.P.M e.V. Berlin Germany.
Naikee Simoneau (she/her) graduated as an Art Designer in Paris and is a Berlin-based art director and curator. She is the co-founder of KALTBLUT Magazine, indie magazine for art, fashion, and music. As a curator, she has worked with various clients such as the Schwules museum where she designed “Rainbow Arcade“, the first exhibition to explore the history of queer video games. Bringing and embodying care in her community, Naikee is also part of Casa Kuà, a health center focusing on trans, inter, non-binary and queer people, especially for those affected by racism. Naikee is a member of TS raver, doing awareness for severals clubs and queer festivals in Berlin.
Dr. Dr. Daniele Daude
Dr. Dr. Daniele Daude is a French-German scholar whose research fields encompass stage analysis (opera and theatre), music and ideology since 1945, humor on the stage, and tendencies of non-canonical music histories in the 21th century. She received a doctorate in Theatre Studies in 2011 at Freie Universität Berlin in Performance Analysis and a doctorate in Musicology in 2013 in Opera Analysis at the Université de Paris 8. She has taught at several German and French academic institutions (Humboldt Universität and Universität der Künste in Berlin and Campus Caraïbéen des Arts and Internat de la Réussite in Fort-de-France, Martinique). In 2013-2015 she led the Department of Theatre at Campus Caraïbéen des Arts. In 2016 she became Maître de Conférences en esthétique et philosophie in the French university system. Daniele Daude also graduated from the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional d’Aubervilliers in violin and chamber music (2000-2001). In 2013 she founded the choir Com Chor Berlin and in 2016 the chamber music ensemble The String Archestra to promote diversity in the German classical music landscape.
Aysan Naz Türkmen
Aysan is a Graphic Designer and a Drag Performance Artist known as Turkish Delight. They moved here to Berlin from Istanbul, Turkey in 2019. Currently, they are pursuing their Master’s Degree at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin on Visual Communication, working as a freelance Graphic Designer and creating art as Turkish Delight. With Graphic Design, they love doing works that support their own community, meaning LGBTQ+ and BIPoC community. And as Turkish Delight, they try to point out the degeneration and corruption of politics in Turkey as well as representing the contemporary lifestyle in Berlin as a FLINTA* Turkish individual.
Nayeli Vega is an artist and designer working with a focus on feminism, ecology and speculative design. Her artistic practice explores rituals and technologies of the past, present and future through digital and analog mediums such as digital 3D modeling and fabrication, textiles, knots, installations, among others.
Sanni Est ist eine Sängerin, Kuratorin und Community-Organisatorin, die in Berlin lebt und ihre Wurzeln im Nordosten Brasiliens hat. Inspiriert von soziopolitischen Strukturen, etymologischer Forschung und autobiografischen Erzählungen webt Sanni vielschichtige Kunstwerke, die die Vorstellung von Menschlichkeit des Betrachters herausfordern, während sie sich mit ihrer Stimme und ihrem Körper von eurozentrischen gender-binären Mustern dekolonisiert.
Dr. Ibou Coulibaly Diop
Ibou Coulibaly Diop is a researcher and curater. Since his studies in romance philology and German as a foreign language at the university of Berlin and Potsdam, he has been focusing his research on contemporary literature and especially on questions of globalisation. His currentresearch looks at theories of Black literature, transculturality, afropolitanism and cosmopolitanism. His latest publications focus on French-speaking women’s literature and negritude.
Photo Credit: Thabo Thindi
Julia-Huda Nahas arbeitet als freischaffende Regisseurin, Autorin und Kulturpädagogin mit einem Schwerpunkt auf kollaborativen Schreibansätzen und antirassistischen Narrativen. Seid 2020 leitet sie das von ihr initiierte Projekt BITTER (SWEET) HOME.
Foto Credit: Barış Ar
Dera Luce is a Nigerian-American essayist and speculative fiction writer who calls Berlin home. Their writing explores queerness, linguistics, shifting realities, and other extraordinary experiences that they are still finding the words for. He has written for Autostraddle, The Atlantic’s CityLab, and Riverfront Times, among others. Dera is currently writing a science fantasy novel for Black, queer and trans young adults.
Abby Baheerathan | moderator
Abby (keine Pronomen oder sie/ihr, they/them) ist seit fast 10 Jahren in irgendeiner Form im journalistischen Bereich unterwegs: als Reporter, Trainer, Moderator oder Podcaster. Bei Abbys Arbeit sind eine intersektional gedachte Herangehensweise wichtig. Dazu gehört auch, die Stimmen und Sichtweisen von marginalisierten Menschen hervorzuheben. Dem geht Abby aktuell als Programmvolontär beim WDR nach.
Foto Credit: Luca Lintweiler
Ragil Huda | moderator
Ragil Huda (he/him) is an event curator, organizer, and graduate student at the Asien-Afrika Institut, Universität Hamburg. He is one of the organizers of the international platform and network called ‚Queer‘ Asia in Berlin and a founding member of QTBIPOC Hamburg. Through collaborative curatorial practices, his community engagement and academic work focus on queerness, intersectionality, community building, and critical pedagogy.
Jena Samura | moderator
Jena Samura (she/none) is a Black queer femme. Jena is a political educator, writer and podcast host. In her work she focuses on the topics of German colonial history, colonial trauma as well as Black feminism.
ShaNon Bobinger | moderator
ShaNon Bobinger is a media presenter and systemic life and business coach. the focus of her presenting is on social change, with the aim of using inclusive, multi-perspective and diverse communication to promote interactive dialogue and exchange. Her work as a life coach follows a systemic approach, focussing on personal development in an intercultural context.
Sailesh Naidu | moderator
Sailesh (they/them) is a poet, filmmaker, and researcher based in Berlin, Germany. Their work explores this in the relationship between the deeply personal and the deeply connected through ritual, communal expression and storytelling. A former German Chancellor’s Fellow, many of their projects have been featured in the NYTimes, GAL-DEM, The Hindu, Die Zeit, PBS NewsHour among o
Rafia Shahnaz | moderator
Rafia Shahnaz is a trainer and consultant with several years of experience focusing topics as intersectionality, critical whiteness, anti-violence and anti-discrimination, diversity and awareness oriented organizational development. They also facilitate empowerment spaces for communities facing structural discrimination in form of racism, sexism, queerphobia and classism.