Happily inviting - BIPOC QUEERS and CRIPS to join the affinity group - Knowing institutions from within - The group is an attempt to bring folks to share their experiences and find ways to deal with institutions and their lack of looking at certain issues - as such understanding how and whether they have start decolonizing themselves from within.
We will bring to the table themes and issues about dealing (healing) , working along and infiltrating institutions in the frame of Berlin performing art scene -
The method will be based on sharing and collecting information in order to create some sort of report from our meetings.
This is a group organized in terms of affinity and to understand how the role of institutions influence our path in the professional field and how we can influence them.
Exchange experiences and views on improvement, dialogue and policies around issues like decolonization, and social justice and how they are addressed to folks like us.
Thus, I would like to share some questions for this group and truly happy to get further considerations and contributions around the topic, like:
-how the idea of community and professionals with common ground shape the realm of the current system
- What can we do now to change, adapt policies
-What contributions we leave for the next generations -
- What are the responsibilities we are taking to shape a future with more social justice, respect for differences and culturals backgrounds
-How can we improve the communication between institutions and people
-What are the specificity of groups like BIPOC/ CRIP/ QUEERs and have not be listened to - what are the improvements…?!
if you have special requirements, please let me know, I can try to find a way to make it more acessible, or you can suggest one.
Drop a line if you want to participate, contribute, bringing information that can be useful to the this group and support in policy maknig and legal advice. (very much appreciated) -
This is a self organized group looking at opening the conversation about issues that concern our life as performance artist and people working around this environment in the city of Berlin - perhaps these examples and discussions can also be used/applied in other contexts.
We have confirmed the dates at Oyoun - April
FHBX - Museum - May
Pleasure and Leisure Festival - Sopheinsaele - June
12th April OYOUN - BERLIN - past event -
17th May - FHBX - Museu - Berlin / from 15:30Pm - Participation of my friend and lawyer - Frederico Riechel - Seminar Raum until 17;30PM - wheelchair acessible
14th June - Leisure and Pleasure - Festival
Sophiensaele - Kantine in collaboration with SAG -
Sickness Affinity Group
This initiative has no funds or financial support - all the work puted in here is volunteer - if you want to donate please contact me - every donation will be used for the improvement of it and design of the project.
What - a group of affinities to gather ideas, to find common grounds and, ways to start/open/ continue dialogues with institutions of art related to politics towards BIPOC, CRIP and QUEER folks.
Why : Because there are topics and points of coherence that have not yet been achieved, and we want to get there in collaboration and continuous dialogue with those institutions.
How does it work: We gather to share similar stories, exchange, perspectives to the ongoing relationship with those instituions and future interventions. We share a decolonial perspective and other matters in the process of change /dismantling current and historical processes of exclusion / oppression / denying . We seek for ways of mediating and reflecting on what/ how can be done otherwise
To whom - BIPOCS - Crips and Queers - - Professionals of art, independent artists, lawyers, policy makers, social studies, people working in the fields and on its various branches of it -
For the gathering at Leisure and Pleasure the group will be open for allies, also counting with the presence of the curator Mateus Szymanwka, who will be present at this session.