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ALAINGO (Bi Zia Alain Irie) began dancing as a child and today specialises in the combination of coupé décalé movements with hip hop and various Afrobeats. He has performed with the Afropop star Debordeaux Leekunfa as well as with Ordinateur, among others. He is a member of La Fleur.

Un truc d'ouf

Hybrids have parents, too

Paris-Köln #1 Ordinateur et Alaingo

DANIELLE ALMEIDA is an anti-racist singer and activist. She holds degrees in Educational Sciences and in Music (Singing). She specializes on the history of Africa and Afro-Brazil. Since 2002, she has been working on Black music and Black cultural manifestations in Latin America, anti-racist education and Black aesthetics. As researcher, singer and educator Danielle Almeida has won several international prizes and awards.

Me, Not Me, Us: On Negotiating the Objective and the Subjective Sides of our Political Hybridity

AMEL ALZAKOUT is an artist and filmmaker. For her documentary film Purple Sea, realised in collaboration with Khaled Abdelwahed, she was awarded the Robert Bosch Foundation’s Film Prize for International Cooperation Germany/Arab World.

Hotspots: Migration and the Sea

PHENO AMBRO’s (Amed Bolalé Saliou Babatoundé) musical repertoire spans Afrobeats, ndombolo, coupé décalé and R&B. He sees his music as a new, modern African sound. His breakthrough came in 2015 with the internationally acclaimed song Alimé. Most recently Pheno Ambro has toured in Africa and played shows in Germany and the United States.

Un truc d'ouf

HEBA Y. AMIN focuses on the convergence of politics, technology and architecture in her research-based artistic and scholarly work. She is co-founder of the Black Athena Collective and has taken part in group exhibitions including at the Dak’Art Biennale 2016, the Museums for Modern Art Warsaw and the 49th Berlinale Forum Expanded Exhibition. In 2017 Heba Y. Amin realized her research and exhibition project The Devil’s Garden with financial support from the Academy of the Arts of the World and Interkultur Ruhr.

Hotspots: Migration and the Sea


VINCENZO ANTONA operates Autotrasporti Internazionali Italia – Germania, an import and export company that transports goods between Germany and Italy/Sicily for the Italian community in Germany and their relatives in Italy.

Memory Lab #3: Sicily Express – The Route(s) of Italian Migration

SWOODING ARCHITECTS, based in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, are a team of architects and urban designers with strong technical resources and an avant-garde original concept. The team seeks to incorporate their understanding of future urban landmarks into their projects, which they consider to be the foundation of a better city life.

Sci-(no)-Fi

Speculative Actions

Rochus Aust’s work as a composer and trumpet player is produced and performed in over 40 countries in premieres or unique performances. Important milestones of his work have most recently been the European Capitals of Cultural RUHR.2010 and Marseille Provence 2013, Space Odyssey in Kyiv 2011, /si:n/ festival in Ramallah 2013, and Highline in New York in 2015.

Resonating Suitcase/Suitcasing Resonance

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GIUSEPPE BARTOLOTTA works for the Patronato ITAL-UIL welfare organization and chairs the committee for Italians abroad, Comitato degli italiani all'estero. He is also a member of the Italian cultural association Mondo Aperto/Offene Welt e.V. He dreams of retiring to Sicily, where he comes from, and loves to salsa.

Memory Lab #3: Sizilien Express – Memory Lab goes M. S. Kalk / Die Route(n) der italienischen Migration

BOBWEAR (Abdoulaye Kone) is a fashion designer and performer. With his label Bobwear he has developed numerous fashion shows and collections in Hamburg and Abidjan. He designs and produces costumes for Schwabinggrad Ballett and other groups, including La Fleur and Gintersdorfer/Klaßen.

Un truc d'ouf

MANUELA BOJADŽIJEV has written key works on racism and migration research. For many years now she has focused on the links between logistics and migration. She is Professor for Globalised Cultures at Leuphana University and Vice Director of the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research.


Hotspots: Migration and the Sea

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CEDRIC CARNAVARO is an Ivorian music producer who focuses on the music styles coupé décalé and Afrobeats . He has collaborated with DJ Lewis, DJ Mix, MC One, Rocky Gold, DJ Kedjevara as well as Gadoukou La Star, among others, and is considered an expert on West African music trends.

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ANNICK CHOCO (Badekou Annick Prisca Agbadou) is a dancer and singer. Before her solo career she danced for Serge Beynaud and was a guest performer in Der Botschafter and Der Internationale Strafgerichtshof by Gintersdorfer/Klaßen. Since 2016 she is a regular member of La Fleur.

Un truc d'ouf

Hybrids have parents, too

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DIAKRON is a studio for transdisciplinary practice. Diakron has six members, working across action research, artistic and curatorial practice, graphic design and business anthropology. They have been exploring emerging organizational forms and their capacities for engaging in widespread systemic problems. Diakron is currently developing Primer, an art-based r&d department housed in the context of Aquaporin, a global water technology company.

Actionable Speculations

image: Dörthe Boxberg, 2018


MADHUSREE DUTTA was born 1959 in Jamshedpur/Jharkhand, India. She studied theatre at National School of Drama, India and is a filmmaker, curator, and author. She is the founder and former director (1998-2015) of Majlis, a center for legal discourse and interdisciplinary art initiatives in Mumbai. Her areas of interest are documentary practices, urbanology, inter-disciplinary archiving practices, and Public Culture. Dutta's films are shown regularly at international film festivals and art events. She has received numerous awards, including the 1994 Filmfare Award for Best Documentary and the 2001 Indian Documentary Producers' Association Award. Retrospectives of her work have been shown in 2005 at the nGbK Gallery in Berlin and during the International Women's Film Festival, Trivandrum, as well as at the Feminnale 2006 in Cologne, and the Persistent Resistance Film Festival in New Delhi in 2008. She has curated several art and cultural projects, among others, Expression, the first festival on feminist arts and art discourse in India in 1990; India Sabka, a youth festival on multiculturalism in 2002; Import Export, cultural transfer between India and German speaking Europe in 2005 (Mumbai-Vienna-Berlin); Culture@WSF, the art component for the World Social Forum, 2004; Moving People, an art interface between Africa and Asia in Nairobi, 2007. Her latest curatorial work Project Cinema City: Research Art and Documentary Practices (2009-2013) was a multi-disciplinary multi-scalar endeavour engaging one hundred visual artists, architects, filmmakers and social scientists. The project was premiered at Forum Expanded, Berlinale, 2010. Her publications include, among many others, Project Cinema City (Tulika Books 2012) which was adjudged the Best Printed Book of the year by Publishing Next Industry Award in 2014. Madhusree Dutta is Artistic Director of the Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy of the Arts of the World) since March 2018.

COPY IT: Only for those who have sinned – stolen or copied books, artworks, ideas...

Global Positioning System not Working

Speculative Feminist Cine Geography

Artists as Historians

The Power of Truth: Strategies of Visual Archiving and Counter-Archiving in Conflict Zones

7 Islands and a Metro

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LA FLEUR is a transnational collective working between Berlin, Hamburg and Paris; since 2016, they have developed a highly physical performance style for a new form of theatrical work. The team brings together dancers in urban styles, DJs, actors and other stars of show business. La Fleur analyzes and choreographs French literature from a transcultural perspective. In co-production with French and German theatres, they have created the works Les Nouveaux Aristocrates (2017), based on Honoré de Balzac, and Nana ou est-ce que tu connais le bara (2019) and Körper als Unternehmen (2019), based on Émile Zola. For Pièce d’actualité n°11. Trop d’inspiration (2018) La Fleur worked on contemporary dance styles with young people at the Theater La Commune in Aubervilliers. The piece was performed at the Ruhrfestspielen and Westwind Festival in 2019.

Un truc d'ouf

Hybrids have parents, too

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CHRISTIAN GÄRTNER, an economist, is interested in the socioeconomic correlations between the economy, architecture and design. He is the founder and CEO of Urban Standards, a design and strategy consultancy that develops urban planning and mobility concepts, and also integrates contemporary urbanisation trends with the demands for a sustainable mobility policy.

Actionable Speculations

MONIKA GINTERSDORFER is director and co-founder of La Fleur. Between 2000 and 2004 she regularly produced works at the Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Münchner Kammerspielen and Salzburger Festspiele. In 2004 she founded the actionist group Rekolonisation with Jochen Dehn in Hamburg, and since 2005 has directed the performance group Gintersdorfer/Klaßen in collaboration with Knut Klaßen. Monika Gintersdorfer is a founding member of Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy of the Arts of the World).

Un truc d'ouf

Hybrids have parents, too

ANTONELLA GIURANO is founder of the Italian cultural association Mondo Aperto/Offene Welt e.V., member of the women’s association Buntes FrauenNetzwerk e.V. and of the Integration Council Cologne. On Saturdays, she likes to go shopping for Italian food in Cologne-Kalk, for example, at the delicatessen IAIA, where you can get the typical fennel salsiccia (sausage). She’s originally from Sardinia.

Memory Lab #3: Sizilien Express - Die Route(n) der italienischen Migration

AYŞE GÜLEÇ is a researching activist and cultural worker in self-organized initiatives in the fields of migration, postcolonialism, anti-racism and art, such as the April 6th initiative and the “Unravelling NSU Complex” Tribunal. She worked as the community liaison at the artistic director’s office of documenta 14 in Kassel. Ayşe Güleç studied social pedagogy at the University of Kassel and started working in the field of migration and (inter-)cultural education at the Schlachthof cultural centre in 1998. She developed the documenta 12 advisory board and was a member of the Maybe Education Group at documenta 13.

Memory Lab #5: Listening as Antiracist Practice – The Acoustic Memory of Migration

Memory Lab #2: Contested Memories – A Memorial for the Victims of NSU in Cologne

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LAWRENCE ABU HAMDAN is a Beirut-based artist and a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths College London. Recent solo exhibitions include Earshot at Portikus in Frankfurt and Taqiyya at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, amongst others. His works have been shown at the Shanghai Biennial, MACBA in Barcelona, Tate Modern in London, the Beirut Art Center and the Taipei Biennial.

Rubber Coated Steel

AYESHA HAMEED addresses borders and migration, critical race theory and the visual cultures of the Black Atlantic in her research and performance-based work. Her artistic works have been shown at ICA London, Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Kunstraum Niederösterreich, among others. She currently teaches and conducts research at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Hotspots: Migration and the Sea

NANNA HEIDENREICH has published extensively in the fields of critical migration research, visual culture, postcolonial theory and the Other Cinema. She has worked as a curator for Forum Expanded at the Berlinale and for Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Since 2016 she has been Professor for Digital Narratives – Theory at the ifs international film school cologne, and since 2018 she is a member of the Academy of the Arts of the World.


Hotspots: Migration and the Sea

Kizobazoba: Hype, Hyper, Web-Filme

The Time of the Archive

Kidlat Tahimik: Perfumed Nightmare

The Privilege of (Self-)Representation. Workshop week

STEFAN HELMREICH is an anthropologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In his award-winning book Alien Ocean (2009) he accompanies marine biologists in their deep-sea research. In a new book project he deals with the forensics and mediality of waves and their measurements in the time of climate change.


Hotspots: Migration and the Sea


MAX JORGE HINDERER CRUZ is a Bolivian/German writer, editor and philosopher who currently lives in Rio de Janeiro. He works as cultural critic, lecturer, translator and curator, and regularly publishes essays, cultural critique and articles, in different languages and formats, in catalogues and in diverse international magazines, like Afterall Journal (London), Springerin (Vienna), Texte zur Kunst (Berlin) and Nossa Voz (São Paulo), amongst others. His work focuses on aesthetic philosophy, the global history of sensibility, colonial history and economics, and the production of subjectivity - and Latin American art, namely Brazilian 20th century avant-gardes. He is the author of "Hélio Oiticica and Neville D'Almeida: Block-Experiments in Cosmococa - program in progress" (Afterall Books/MIT Press, 2013 - with Sabeth Buchmann) and has edited several volumes on art, politics and theory, such as "Art and Ideology Critique After 1989 / Kunst und Ideologiekritik Nach 1989" (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König/Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2013 - together with Eva Birkenstock, Jens Kastner and Ruth Sonderegger). Between 2008 and 2011 he was curator of the exhibition and publication project "Principio Potosí/The Potosí Principle" (MNCARS Madrid/HKW Berlin/MNA and MUSEF La Paz - with Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann). From 2014 to 2016 he was co-coordinator of P.A.C.A. São Paulo (Program for Autonomous Cultural Action - with Suely Rolnik, Amilcar Packer and Tatiana Roque), and as such, organizer of São Paulo's "Seminário Público Micropolíticas" - a public seminar on new social movements and new forms of government, and the notion of "Micropolitics". In 2016 and 2017 he was co-curator of "The Apatride Society of the Political Others" (Public program of Documenta14 organized by Paul B. Preciado - with Margarita Tsomou and Nelli Kambouri) in Athens, Greece. From 2016 to 2018 he was curator of "Implosão: Trans(relacion)ando Hubert Fichte" (together with Amilcar Packer) and the two homonymous exhibitions at Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (MAM) in Salvador and at Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica (CMAHO) in Rio de Janeiro - the Brazilian episodes of Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) and Goethe Institut's collaborative project "Hubert Fichte: Love and Ethnology" (2016-2019) conceived by Anselm Franke and Diedrich Diederichsen. In 2017 he was co-curator / co-programmer of "Things that go in and out of the body" / "Angazi, but I'm sure", for Chimurenga / Pan African Space Station's iteration at Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. Currently he is working on a book project on the global history of the relationship between aesthetics and economy.

Me, Not Me, Us: On Negotiating the Objective and the Subjective Sides of our Political Hybridity

Brazilian culture? For whom, and what for?

HELMUT HÖGE, a journalist and author, writes about animals – including as a columnist and “Aushilfshausmeister” at Die Tageszeitung (taz) – and about non-Darwinian biology. His work also often deals with symbioses and correlations – keeping his eyes and ears open for interesting things. He is the author of the recently published book Die lustige Tierwelt und ihre ernste Erforschung (2018).

Hotspots: Migration and the Sea

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NELLI KAMBOURI is a gender scholar whose work and publications focus on gender theory, migration, labor, technology, logistics and social movements. Since documenta 14, she is a member of the Apatride Society of the Political Others. In the past, she was employed as a senior research fellow at the Centre for Gender Studies at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and at the Foundation for Research & Technology in Greece. She has taught at the Department of Social Policy of Panteion University and at the University of Athens. Currently, she works as a research fellow at the University of Hertfordshire (UK) for the Horizon 2020 Project PLUS: Platform Labour in Urban Spaces. She is also teaching at the Open University of Cyprus.

Me, Not Me, Us: On Negotiating the Objective and the Subjective Sides of our Political Hybridity

BERND KASPAREK is a mathematician and cultural anthropologist with a focus on migration and border studies. In particular his interests include hotspots and digital borders. He is a founding member of the Network for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies and of movements: Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies as well as a board member of the activist research association bordermonitoring.eu.


Hotspots: Migration and the Sea

GRADA KILOMBA is a writer and artist. She was a Guest Professor for Gender Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin. She is the co-editor of Mythen, Masken und Subjekte (Unrast, 2005) and author of Plantation Memories (Unrast, 2008). She performs theoretical texts at locations such as the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.

Decolonizing Knowledge

MERLE KRÖGER is co-founder of pong a production company for creative documentary film. She works as a producer and screenwriter, and since 2003 has also published three novels. In addition she passes on her knowledge as an editor and mentor as part of the Berlinale Talent Campus and in the Professional Media Master Class for Documentary Film in Halle (Saale).

Hotspots: Migration and the Sea

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GADOUKOU LA STAR (Franck Edmond Yao) is co-founder and choreographer of La Fleur. He won the Best Dancer of the African Diaspora at the African Awards in Paris four years in a row (2003–2006). He has worked collaboratively with Gintersdorfer/Klaßen on Not Punk, Pololo and Dantons Tod at Theater Bremen, among others. As Gadoukou la Star he has released coupé décalé music albums since 2008.

Un truc d'ouf

Hybrids have parents, too

In his artistic practice, ACHIM LENGERER deals with the political effects and functions of language and text. In addition to film sound tracks, installations and publications, his forms of expression include performative lectures and events. Lengerer founded various collaborative projects, including the Friday Kitchen in Frankfurt/Main. In 2006, he co-created (with Dani Gal) the project voiceoverhead, which deals with archived spoken language in audio performances, exhibitions and screenings. Lengerer has been operating the mobile exhibition space and publishing house Scriptings since 2009. In his current oral history project Tonspuren zur Linken (Soundtracks on the Radical Left), he traces the connections between left-wing groups in Cologne/the Ruhr region and the migrant struggles since the 1970s.

Memory Stations: Soundtracks on the Radical Left

Soundtracks on the Radical Left

NATALIE LETTENEWITSCH has written texts on ships and beaches as a film scholar, and in her current research project traces the fascination surrounding underwater film. She understands the oceans as deeply historical and political space where myths, histories of fascination, and new technologies meet tangible material interests. She is a lecturer at the ifs international film school cologne and the University of Vienna, among others.


Hotspots: Migration and the Sea


LIZA LIM Born in 1966 in Perth, Australia. Studied music at Melbourne University and completed her PhD at the University of Queensland. Commissions from renowned orchestras: e.g. Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, musikFabrik, Arditti String Quartet, Ensemble InterContemporain, Ensemble Modern, Sydney Symphony Orchestra; and invitations to famous festivals including Salzburger Festspiele, Luzern Festival, Festival d’Automne à Paris. Current work: Tree of Codes opera for Ensemble musikFabrik with a related research project on digital score technologies in collaboration with ZKM.A transcultural access to music is characteristic for Lim. Christopher Alexander's architectural work on pattern language has been an important tool for understanding cultural patterns. Her compositions reflect on performance rituals and aesthetics from East Asian and Australian Aboriginal sources, the specific sound of old instruments, calligraphy and notation of performance energies. She has won numerous prizes including the Paul Lowin Prize, Fromm Foundation Award, Ian Potter Foundation and Australia Council Senior Composer Fellowships. In 2007/8 she was a guest of the Berlin DAAD artist programme. She is Professor of Composition and Director of the Centre for Research in New Music at the University of Huddersfield. Her compositions are published by Casa Ricordi (Milan, London & Munich).
Tree of Codes

TIMOR LITZENBERGER is a freelance composer in various musical disciplines. He has worked with Gintersdorfer/Klaßen on the album New Black - Couper Decaler electronique, released in 2012 by Buback, and has also regularly collaborated with La Fleur.

Un truc d'ouf

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ZHENG MAHLER is a Hong Kong-based collective comprised of artist Royce Ng and anthropologist Daisy Bisenieks. They work together on research-intensive, community-based, site-specific projects often utilising digital media, performances and installation to explore relationships between art and research practice.

Sci-(no)-Fi

Speculative Actions


LORENZO MARSILI is a philosopher and activist working for a future beyond the nation state. He is one of the co-founders of the transnational NGO European Alternatives and board member of the global network CIVICUS. He was also one of the initiators of the pan-European movement DiEM25. His latest book Citizens of Nowhere (Zed Books 2018) is available in German as Wir heimatlosen Weltbürger (Suhrkamp Verlag 2019).

Citizens of Nowhere

image: Neal McQueen, 2019

DJ MEKO (Jean Claude Dagbo), known as le choucou du peuple or “the people’s favourite”, performs in the Paris clubs L’Ivoire, Elysee, Ritz and Titan. In addition to concerts with stars of the coupé décalé scene, he has performed with Gintersdorfer/Klaßen, in Dantons Tod at Theater Bremen, among others. Since 2016 DJ Meko has been a regular member of La Fleur.

Un truc d'ouf

KARLA MENDONCA DOS SANTOS DANY, born in Rio de Janeiro and currently living in Hamburg, wants to live in a world where the global environment and music have top priority. As foreign language assistant and translator, she has worked for creative and educational institutions such as Tate Modern, International School of Hamburg (ISH), Cirque du Soleil and many others. When she is not behind her computer typing, you can find her at the library in the morning or doing karaoke at night.

Me, Not Me, Us: On Negotiating the Objective and the Subjective Sides of our Political Hybridity

MISHAA (Michele Akotcholo) is a choreographer and dancer and teaches Afrobeats classes to children and youths in Paris. She is a member of La Fleur. Her first collaboration with Monika Gintersdorfer and Gadoukou La Star was as part of the piece Les Nouveaux Aristocrates.

Un truc d'ouf

Hybrids have parents, too


RABIH MROUÉ, born in Beirut in 1967, is actor, director, author and ranks among the most important Lebanese contemporary artists. He is also editor of the Lebanese magazines Kalamon and The Drama Review, as well as co-founder and board member of the Beirut Art Center Association (BAC). Rabih Mroué works at the interface of performance and visual arts. His productions deal with the political situation in Lebanon and frequently combine everyday real material with self-created fictive narration. Rabih Mroué frequently works with Lina Majdalanie. His performances, such as The Inhabitants of Images (2008), Photo-Romance (2009), 33 Rounds and a few seconds (2012) as well as most recently Riding on a cloud (2014), have been represented at theaters and festivals around the world. His work The Pixelated Revolution (2012) was displayed at Documenta 13.

Rima Kamel

Theatrical performance series RABIH MROUÉ / LINA MAJDALANIE

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ANDREAS NIEGL is an artist living in Cologne. He works with installation, performance, video, sound, and text. He is also a sound designer and composer for theatre and dance performances. He has contributed to productions at FFT Düsseldorf, Helios Theater Hamm and Schauspiel Essen, among others.

Sci-(no)-Fi

Copy It: Only for those who have sinned – stolen or copied books, artworks, ideas...

SIMON NOORI is a geographer and a migration and border scholar, working at the Universities of Zurich and Neuchâtel. He is interested in the politics of digital bordering, examining both the emergence of biometric border control and the use of digital devices in undocumented border crossings. He has co-founded the open-access journal movements. Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies and has worked several years for the WatchTheMed Alarm Phone.

Hotspots: Migration and the Sea

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ORDINATEUR (Pohé Cédric Kevin Bah) began his career in the coupé décalé scene alongside the renowned musicians Kedjevara, Eric Olomide and DJ Arafat. His astounding dance technique inspired his nickname Magic Feet. In addition to international solo performances and as a duo with Alaingo, he teaches dance classes across Europe. Ordinateur has regularly performed in Parisian nightclubs since 2016. He is a founding member of La Fleur.

Un truc d'ouf

Hybrids have parents, too

Paris-Köln #1 Ordinateur et Alaingo

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REYOD (Youayou Audrey) tours as a dancer with different renowned companies, teaches dance classes to young girls and performs in various contexts, including at the Zénith de Paris, Élysée Montmartre and Cigale. She has quickly established a foothold in the coupé décalé scene and has danced with groups like Les Anges D’afrik and African Probo. With La Fleur she has collaborated on the piece Les Nouveaux Aristocrates.

Un truc d'ouf

AURORA RODONÒ is a freelance cultural worker in the fields of art, film, migration and anti-racism. She also lectures at the Institute for Art and Art Theory/University of Cologne. From 2012 to 2014, she was a project consultant at the Academy of the Arts of the World; from 2003 to 2006, a research assistant at the research and exhibition venture Project Migration (Cologne 2005). She participates in the initiative 'Unravelling NSU Complex' Tribunal.

Memory Lab: Laboratory for Collective Memory Practices

Re:framing Lichtstrasse (Opening)

M.S. Kalk: One Day in Kalk

Studio Friendship #1

The Stuart Hall Project – Revolution, Politics, Culture and the New Left Experience

Kuratieren als antirassistische Praxis

Populism and Critical Education

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BELIT SAĞ is a video artist living in Amsterdam. She studied mathematics in Ankara. Her video-artistic background can be traced to collaborations with video-activist collectives in Turkey, where she co-founded the art space Karahaber and the archival project bak.ma. In 2014 and 2015, she completed a residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam; in 2016 and 2019, she was in residence at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. Her works have been presented at international film festivals in Toronto, Rotterdam and New York, in the EYE film museum in Amsterdam, at the MOCA in Taipei and at the Tabakalera Film Seminar in San Sebastián. In 2019, belit sağ is a Fellow of the Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy oft he Arts of the World).

In the Absence of The Mother of the L.

Memory Lab #7: Performing the Archive

ADRIANA SCHNEIDER ALCURE is an anthropologist, actor, theatre scholar and independent theatre director in Rio de Janeiro. She is Professor of Theatre Arts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro UFRJ. As a CAPES-/Alexander von Humboldt fellow she is currently engaged in her research project on the artistic, political and pedagogical strategies of puppet theatre at the Institute for Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology in Bonn. She is a member of the Bonobando Collective and the Grupo Pedras de Teatro.

Me, Not Me, Us: On Negotiating the Objective and the Subjective Sides of our Political Hybridity

FÉLIX SCHOELLER is a creative technologist who operates at the frontiers of filmmaking, cognitive science and engineering. Since 2017, he has been collaborating with Monika Gintersdorfer and La Fleur, designing films and technologies to foster new forms of cultural exchange between Europe and Africa.

Un truc d'ouf

SEFA INCI SUVAK is a radio journalist, author and cultural editor. Two of her radio contributions received the Civis Media Prize. Together with Justus Herrmann, she initiated and developed the migration-audio-archiv (maa) of Cologne. Nominated for the Grimme Online Award in 2007, it is an oral history collection of narrated migration. She is also a co-founder of the Artradio.

Memory Lab #5: Listening as Antiracist Practice – The Acoustic Memory of Migration

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TERRE THAEMLITZ is an award-winning multimedia producer, writer, public speaker, educator, audio remixer, DJ, and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. As a speaker on issues of non-essentialist Transgenderism and Queerness, Thaemlitz has lectured and participated in panel discussions throughout Europe and Japan. Thaemlitz lives and works in Japan.

Deproduction

MARGARITA TSOMOU is a Greek cultural scholar who works out of Berlin as a publicist, author, journalist, dramaturge, moderator and curator. She is Curator of Theory & Discourse at Theater HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, editor of the pop-feminist publication Missy Magazine and a writer for print and radio (Die Zeit, taz, Spex, Frankfurter Rundschau, WDR, SWR, among others). She works in the fields of queer feminism and sexuality, political art, performance theory, new media and democratic theory in the context of the European debt crisis.

Me, Not Me, Us: On Negotiating the Objective and the Subjective Sides of our Political Hybridity

The Extreme Centre – On the Future of Politics in Populist Times

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STEFAN WEIDNER studied Islamic Studies, German Studies and Philosophy at the Universities of Göttingen, Damascus, Berkeley and Bonn. From 2001 to 2016 he was Editor-in-Chief of the magazine Fikrun wa Fann, which is published by the Goethe Institute and which aims to contribute to the dialogue between western culture and culture influenced by Islam. Author of numerous publications, editor of anthologies and translator in particular of Arabic poetry. Published among other things: Und sehnen uns nach einem neuen Gott. Religion und Poesie im Werk von Adonis (Berlin, 2005), Aufbruch in die Vernunft. Islamdebatten und islamische Welt zwischen 9/11 und den arabischen Revolutionen (Bonn, 2011). Guest professorships at the FU Berlin and at the University of Bonn. Numerous prizes including the Clemens-Brentano-Prize of the City of Heidelberg in 2006; in 2007 the Johann-Heinrich-Voß Prize of the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung [German Academy for Language and Poetry] for his complete translation works. He is a member of the German PEN Club and a founding member of the Academy of the Arts of the World.


Islamophobia and the Political Crisis of the West

Islam in Liberalism

Theatre and political transformation in post-revolutionary Egypt

Anti-Pegida. A Polemic!

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MI YOU is a lecturer at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and Aalto University, Helsinki. Her long-term research and curatorial project takes the Silk Road as a figuration for nomadic imageries and old and new technologies. She has curated programs at Asian Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea and Ulaanbaatar International Media Art Festival, Mongolia (2016). With Binna Choi, she is co-steering the research/curatorial project Unmapping Eurasia. She serves as chair of committee on Media Arts and Technology for the transnational political NGO Common Action Forum. Since 2017 Mi You is a Member of Akademie der Künste der Welt (Academy of the Arts of the World).

Sci-(no)-Fi

Actionable Speculations

Speculative Actions