Kitchen Tables: work, work… work?

Saturday, September 30th 2023, 1:30 – 6:30 pm

DIE MANEGE at Campus Rütli, Rütlistraße 1-3, 12045 Berlin

This event will be held in German and English spoken language.

Photo of kitchen tables with drawn signing hands and two coffee cups. The photo reads on the right upper corner 'Kitchen Table conversations: work, work... work?'

Kitchen Tables were self-set tables by BIPoCs creating their own spaces of resistance in a world in which, due to patriarchal dominance, they were less acknowledged and/or recognised in discourses. In remembering and celebrating these empowering acts, we want to invite and create space to reflect upon, create and discard theories as well as pass on and learn from each other.

Not only do we take the time to exchange, but we also want to consciously create a space where across communities and generations often invisible topics can be worked on. Therefore, we invite you to join us on Saturday, 30 September 2023 from 1:30 p.m. to create spaces through kitchen table conversations within the framework of this year’s #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken theme “labour”.

For what would work be if we did not make an effort to re_center work that has been denied, erased or forgotten?

Four kitchen tables are set up to discuss with our conversation partners different topics related to work within our BIPoC communities. There will be one rotation so that each participant can take part in two kitchen table conversations in total. At the end we will gather for a common reflection round to conclude together.
As participants, we encourage you to discuss the topics at the respective kitchen table, to accentuate work that is made invisible and to capture struggles, strategies as well as demands and bring them into the room.

Kitchen Table 1 (DLS): Labour Unions, Klassenkampf und Streik – mit Ceren Türkmen und Inés Heider

Kitchen Table 2 (DLS): Arbeit, Behinderung(en) und Staat – mit Geza Gothe und tba

Kitchen Table 3 (ELS): Community support, Emotional Labour and Care (work) – with Armeghan Taheri and GodXXX Noirphiles

Kitchen Table 4 (ELS): Labour, identity and existence – with Farah Abdi and Anguezomo Mba Bikoro

The conversation partners

Anguezomo Mba Bikoro
Anguezomo Mba Bikoro is a visual artist and artistic director of Nyabinghi Lab, independent curator and writer since 2005. Their textual works analyze power processes and fictions of science in historical archives that critically engage with migration and colonial memory. Their focus is on queer indigenous and radical Black feminist biopolitics. In and through performance, Anguezomo has developed formats for ritual through ancestral healing that often expose the interwoven colonial histories of migration in site-specific spaces to dismantle prejudice and create independent emancipatory tools for liberation, education, and reparation. Their works were shown in numerous world Biennales and exhibitions including the Dak’Art Biennale and is author of the upcoming book “Obeah: Ancestries & Queer Grief”.

Foto von Farah Abdi

Farah Abdi
Farah Abdi is a feminist, journalist, blogger, author, researcher, human rights activist, motivational speaker, and youth education advocate. She came to Europe in the end of 2012, fleeing fear of persecution because of her gender identity. Her work as an activist began as a way to combat the rise in xenophobia, racism, islamophobia, and other forms of discrimination.
Farah has worked relentlessly over the last 8 years to tell the unheard stories of refugees. In 2015, she published her first autobiography, Never Arrive. She has also written columns on immigration for publications like Malta Today and the New Internationalist. In 2017, She was on the Forbes 30 most influential people under the age of 30, in Europe. She continues to work with lawmakers across the continent to advocate for fairer immigration laws.

Armeghan Taheri
Armeghan Taheri (aka Robin Hoe) is a writer, artist and editor. She is the founder of “Afghan Punk” – a multilingual community magazine in Berlin that creatively connects international liberation struggles through storytelling. In her artistic practice, she works to break down structurally imposed boundaries of language, art and politics. 

GodXXX Noirphiles (Adrian Marie Blount)
GodXXX Noirphiles (Adrian Marie Blount)- Parent to Chance Aijuka/ Non Binary Femme Boi/Founder/Organizer/ Curator/DJ- Is based in Berlin by way of San Diego, CA. After attending San Francisco State to obtain their BA in theatre, they performed in New York, traveled across the country with a touring theatre troupe, then moved to Rhode Island to perform with various Brown University programs including the Center for Slavery and Justice, Brown/ Trinity and Trinity Repertory theatre. Since being in Berlin, Adrian has taught anti-racist and collective healing workshops with various organizations such as Dice Festival and Conference and AfriVenir, dj’d internationally,  performed at Münchener Kammerspiele, Volksbühne, Gorki, Sophiensaele, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse and English Theatre Berlin (and others) and is the founder and lead organizer of the drag collective House of Living Colors for exclusively queer and trans BIPOC.

Foto auf dem Inés Heider ein Megafon in der Hand hält

Inés Heider
Inés Heider ist Sozialarbeiterin und arbeitete bis Juli 2023 an einer Oberschule in Neukölln. Wegen einer internen Mail, in der sie die angekündigten Kürzungen im Sozialetat des Bezirks kritisierte, wurde sie fristlos gekündigt. Nun wehrt sie sich dagegen – juristisch und politisch. Seit 2018 schreibt und fotografiert sie für Klasse Gegen Klasse, vor allem über Bildungskrisen, Streiks und Internationalismus.

Information about registration:

This event is a BIPoC Safer Space and is therefore explicitly inviting people who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color.
Register at by 28 September 2023 via written, video or audio, or on site on the day of the event.

Please answer the following questions when you register:

  • How have you dealt with the topic so far?
  • Which Kitchen Tables (you can choose two!) do you want to participate in?
  • How do you position yourself in this discussion?
  • Do you have any further needs or do you need support to participate (e.g. childcare or language assistance etc.)?

Please come to the event tested and stay home if you are showing symptoms.

The event takes place within the framework of the LADS-funded project #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken.

Rest Space – Rest is Resistance

The picture shows a slumbering fox. Above it is the title "Rest Space", below it the subtitle "Rest is Resistance! - The Nap Ministry"

Monday, July 31st 2023, from 4 pm

Meeting point at xart splitta (Hasenheide 73, 10967 Berlin)

This year #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken (Thinking Communities in Solidarity) is about ‘labour’. We think this is best to be continued with more rest, because rest is resistance (The Nap Ministry).

Where? We meet at xart splitta at 4pm. Let’s hope it won’t rain so we can rest together at Hasenheide.

Why? To chill together! There is no program, no instructions, nothing. Come join us – bring blankets and plush socks, sleeping bag and travel pillow and let’s get resty together.

The goal: To rest together for at least one hour!

The Rest Space is an invitation to BIPoCs.

Feel free to contact us at with any questions.

This series of events is part of the project #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken funded by LADS.

OPEN LETTER: Pass(t) uns allen

In solidarity with and as supporters of the Pass(t) uns allen alliance, we are also publishing the campaign’s open letter here.

Germany needs fair citizenship, naturalisation and voting rights!

There are currently more than 12 million people in Germany without German citizenship, 10 million of whom are of voting age. Of these, 1.5 million do not have a German passport, although they were born here. At the same time, the naturalisation rate of less than 2% is in the bottom third of the EU. If people who have lived here for years or were born here are not protected against deportation, are not allowed to vote and are subject to numerous restrictions in their everyday lives, this is not only unjust, but also a massive democratic deficit! Also in the face of right-wing terrorist attacks and everyday racism, it is central that above all those who are affected can vote and hold political office themselves. Only those who vote count.

On 27.02.2023, we sent an open Letter to the federal government and the opposition. It was signed by more than 100 well-known persons and organisations from science, culture, education and civil society and is constantly being added to on the website.

We are a nationwide alliance of migrant and anti-racist organisations and expressly welcome the planned reform of the citizenship law. Full political and social participation for all people who have their centre of life in Germany is essential for a democracy and a modern immigration society. However, in order to actually achieve this, we consider it necessary to include further aspects in the reform project and, in addition to the citizenship reform, to use the planned amendment of the electoral law to introduce voting rights for all.

Support and sign the petition here and keep up to date on the website or via Instagram!

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Stellenausschreibung Projektmitarbeit bei xart splitta e.V.

Bewerbungsfrist: 08. Januar 2023

xart splitta e.V. sucht – vorbehaltlich der Finanzierung – ab dem 01. Februar 2023 eine Person für die inhaltliche Mitarbeit im Projekt #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken (20h/Woche).

xart splitta ist eine Berliner Organisation mit einem Schwerpunkt auf die Themen Intersektionalität, post- und dekoloniale Theorie und Praxis, Erinnerungskulturen sowie Empowerment.
Bei #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken, einem durch die LADS geförderten Projekt, geht es um das Aufbauen und Stärken von cross-community solidarischen widerständigen Praxen, Allianzen und Bündnisspolitiken.

Die Förderung der Stelle ist derzeit noch nicht bestätigt und bis Dezember 2023 befristet, eine Verlängerung wird angestrebt. Die Bezahlung erfolgt in Anlehnung an TVL 11.


  • Sehr gute Kenntnisse zu den Themen Intersektionalität, Black Feminist Thought, rassismus- und diskriminierungskritische Theorie und Praxis, post- und dekoloniale Theorie und Praxis, Empowerment sowie Kenntnisse zu den damit verbundenen aktuellen wissenschaftlichen und öffentlichen Diskursen
  • Konzipierung, Organisation und Durchführung von diskriminierungskritischen Veranstaltungen/Workshops/Projekten mit intersektionalem Empowerment Schwerpunkt
  • Interesse im Transfer und der Verbindung von Theorie und Praxis
  • Verwaltungsmitarbeit bezogen auf den eigenen inhaltlichen Projektbereich, z.B. Akquise und Abrechnungen von Projektmitteln
  • Öffentlichkeits-Mitarbeit
  • Erfahrung sowohl mit dem Arbeiten in Teams als auch mit eigenständigem und eigeninitiativem Arbeiten
  • Vertraut mit der Arbeit und Reflektion in einem mehrheitlichen BIPoC Team und Vorstand
  • Sehr gute Erfahrung in cross-Community-basierter Arbeit
  • Veranstaltungen betreuen, z.B. Anmoderation/Moderation, Betreuung/Vorbereitung von Veranstaltungen inklusive Abenddienste, Auf- und Abbau

Und überdies:

  • Ein hohes Maß an Empathie und Einfühlungsvermögen
  • Kreativität und Flexibilität
  • Ein hohes Maß an strukturiertem und zielgerichtetem Arbeiten
  • Sehr gute Kenntnisse im Umgang mit MS-Office, gängigen Online-Conferencing-Tools und allen gängigen Social Media Kanälen
  • Wertschätzende Kommunikation

Wir möchten insbesondere BIPoC, mit intersektionalen Lebensrealitäten, zu einer Bewerbung ermutigen!

Bitte schick uns eine aussagekräftige Bewerbung (Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf und ggf. Zeugnisse) bis zum 08.01.2023 als eine PDF an:

Die Bewerbungsgespräche finden voraussichtlich am 17.01. und 19.01.2023 statt.

Wir freuen uns auf eure Bewerbungen!

Winter break – till 2023!

Dear Communities, friends, supporters and everybody interested,

Another year is coming to an end and we are now taking a winter break until 9 January 2023. With some security measures, we were able to hold events in presence again this year. We would like to thank you all for joining us, as we enjoyed every minute of engaging, sharing, exploring and exchanging!
Our year was again highlighted with the final events of our two projects #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken and The Living Archives.

The Living Archives, the online platform for documenting, archiving and passing on knowledge from and for BIPoC communities, was realised in 2022 as part of “dive in. Programme for Digital Interactions” of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) with funding by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) through the NEUSTART KULTUR programme. 

Many exciting changes took place here, especially in our more interactive area, The Learning Diaspora Space. We were also able to form many great collaborations and were allowed to document your thoughts and projects in the archive. Visit us here on the homepage and explore in your own ways. Have fun!

On November 16 and 17, 2022, the symposium “Politics of Memories and Archives- the spaces in between” took place in cooperation with Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstraße. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your participation and look forward to continuing to exchange on issues of decolonial, intersectional archiving, resistant knowledge projects and critical knowledge (re)production in the coming years.

We also continued with #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken (#ThinkingCommunitiesInSolidarity) and are happy to now present you with a few insights thereof.

Teil des Projekts #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken sind weiterhin unsere Fokusgruppen-Gespräche. 2022 näherten wir uns in diesen Gesprächen den Begriffen People of Color (PoC) bzw. Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPoC). Daraus entstanden die Veranstaltung “People of Color – Ein Gespräch über die Geschichte von Solidaritäten”, die Abschlussveranstaltung “Zusammen als People of Color?!” sowie die gleichnamige Broschüre mit 13 verschiedenen Beiträgen aus unseren BIPoC Communities. 

Part of the #CommunitiesSolidarischDenken project continues to be our focus group discussions. In 2022, we approached the terms People of Color (PoC) and Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPoC) in these conversations. This resulted in the event “People of Color – A conversation about the history of solidarities”, the final event “Together as People of Color?!” and the brochure of the same name with 13 different contributions from our BIPoC communities. 

With all our heart we would like to thank you all! The authors, editors and illustrators. The panelists, speakers, workshop facilitators, helping hands, interpreters and communication assistants. Our focus group participants and cooperation partners and all of you who have engaged in discussions and exchanges with us and with whom we have experienced, lived and filled these so important spaces together.

We are also pleased to present the third part of The Legion of Community Superpowers. Illustrated by Xinan Pandan, our Dragos go on the road and share their wisdom and advice with us! Thanks to Xinan Pandan for the wonderful collaboration!

We have been able to create many great and empowering spaces and workshops
Starting with a reading of the 2021 published book “The Invention of the Muslim Other” with one of its authors Mehmet Arbag.
Throughout the year we met repeatedly in the Black Hair- and Skincare Hangouts, with highlights and special guests Dr. Ruta Almedom and Layana Flachs.
Not to forget the disaporic film club Between Self and Home, curated by Nahed Awwad and Necati Sönmez from the POC Art Collective and in cooperation with OYA Bar.
Or the Self-Regulations Toolkit Workshop with Dee, which everyone left with their own Crisis Self-Care Boxes.

We are looking forward to continuing our projects and starting new ones in the coming year, but above all we are looking forward to exchanging ideas and perspectives with you.

But we especially look forward to your applications for the project coordination in the project #CommunitiesSolidarischDenkenThe deadline for applications is Sunday January 8, 2023 and the project will start on February 1, 2023.

With a good portion of community love, we would like to say goodbye to you for the moment and for this year. Thank you for your support and your feedback that you continue to share with us so consistently.

We wish you relaxing days off and time to rest and breathe deeply. We look forward to a new year with you and wish you all strength and all the best for the turn of the year and the beginning of 2023.

With best wishes, your xart splitta team

Juli, Golsan, Auro, Anni and Latifa