Iris Rajanayagam (Director)
I am a historian (M.A., Modern and Contemporary History) and my major topics are De- and Postcolonial Theories, Politics of Memory, Intersectionality as well as Empowerment & Resistance. I am particularly interested in global historical entanglements, and in colonial continuities in German/European asylum- and migration policies as well as in the self-perception of a homogeneous, “white, German/European Identity”. As a Woman of Colour, who enjoys privileges due to status, not being disableised and positioning as cis-gender, an intersectional approach plays a central role in my work.
I shape and create the space xart splitta working on these issues. Concretely I do this through networking and through the joint conceptualisation & implementation of different interdisciplinary events in the shape of conferernces, readings, film screenings, performances, workshops, discussions etc. As director, my primary task is to keep a coherent overall concept for xart splitta in mind and to implement it together with the team.
Apart from my work at xart splitta I carry out research and teach in the module ‘Migration and Racism’ at the Alice Solomon University of applied sciences Berlin and am a member of the radio show “Talking Feminisms” at reboot. fm. Since June 2019 I am a member of the board of directors of the Migrationsrat Berlin, where I was part of the editorial board of the newsletter “Leben nach Migration” (“Life after Migration”) until 2016.
I live in Berlin with my partner and my children.
At xart splitta, one of my main foci is to create spaces in which gender as a binary category is questioned. I organize readings, film screenings, performances, workshops, roundtable discussions or whatever is needed, desired and could be visualised for bringing these questions into the foreground. Intersectional thinking is core to my way of working.
In addition and in general I work with and about language a lot. I do this by focussing on the entanglement of language with racism.
You can contact me for the coordination, organisation, networking and room management.
Besides working at xartsplitta I am a freelance cinematographer and filmmaker.
Fallon Tiffany Cabral
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 currently I am co-organising the event series “Passing it On”.