Juliana Kolberg (Director)
My main areas of interest are empowerment, disabilities, queerness, intersectionality as well as the criticism of discrimination in the German language and (concepts of) awareness, from the perspectives of queer Black diasporic movements. Central to my work are post- and decolonial theories, Black Feminist Thought, and colonial continuities & narratives in the connection of theory and practice. I studied Social Sciences (B.A.) with a focus on Gender Studies, Education, and Political Science.
Besides the implementation of the thematic foci in the form of networking and through the joint conceptualisation & implementation of different interdisciplinary (educational) events in the shape of conferences, readings, film screenings, performances, workshops, roundtable discussions, symposia, etc., I am also the general contact and responsible for a coherent overall concept for all projects of xart splitta.
Josephine Akinyosoye (Coordination #ThinkingCommunitiesinSolidarity)
My main areas of interest are empowerment, anti-racism, Black Studies, Black Queer Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Racial Capitalism, Intersectionality, Postcolonial and Decolonial Theories as well as Critical Border and Migration Studies. In my activist and academic work, I am interested in questions of heterogeneous and intersectional identities within transnational diaspora communities and organisations, the emergence of resistant knowledge, and the different ways in which BIPoC movements fight against social relations of power and domination.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and my Bachelor’s thesis dealt with the gender bias in the DSM-5 diagnostic manual. I obtained my Master’s degree in International Criminology with a thesis on transformative identity and politicisation processes of Black activists.
As project coordinator at xart splitta, I am responsible for the content design and implementation of critical, empowering topics and formats as well as their sustainable documentation. This is realised through the conception and implementation of various interdisciplinary (educational) events, conferences, readings, film screenings, performances, workshops and discussion groups. Cooperation and networking are also a welcome part of my work.
Latifa Hahn (Coordination The Living Archives)
At xart splitta I am responsible for the project coordination of the project The Living Archives. I studied social work in my bachelor’s degree and completed a master’s degree in practical research in social work and early education at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences. As part of my master’s thesis, I researched on how people from the Afghan diaspora deal with ghosts.
Other areas of interest: Life in the Diaspora, Racism, Critique of Capitalism, Mental Health, Critical Social Work, Community Work, and Critical Research on Discrimination.
In addition to my work at xart splitta, I am doing a PhD in Educational Science at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz on strategies of politically positioned social workers in dealing with capitalist conditions in their practice.
Auro Orso (Project Assistance and Public Relations)
I am responsible for the organisation, coordination and public relations at xart splitta. Outside of xart splitta I also work as a performer and dancer. I also give workshops on empowerment and healing through movement and art as well as intersectionality, queerness and decolonial practices.
I speak German, English, Español, Français, Italiano and Português.
Feel free to contact me if you would like to use our space, have questions about organizational procedures, etc.
SharPuta Alatrash (Social Media)
SharPuta Alatrash; //pronoun It// a mother, lover, friend and an angry poet.
SharPuta is my name and the career I chose. Depressed but well dressed, a perpetual teenager. Gender disObedient who failed and perfected masculinity and femininity.
Also our newest team member who’s doing our social media so you can contact it for any media related matters through DM.
Fallon Tiffany Cabral (Collaboration)
I am political scientist (Diplom Politikwissenschaft, Geographie und Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, Philipps-Universität Marburg/ Universidad de Granada) and am doing my doctorate on the interface of family and racism research (Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg/Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin). I work as a lecturer and consultant specialized in racism, empowerment, gender and postcolonial theory. My target groups include students, pupils, social workers, teachers and educators. At xart splitta I work in the program team of the symposium “New Perspectives on…Memory(s)/narratives/future” and I co-organised the event series “Passing it On”.