Programme Symposium: “New Perspectives” – July 5th/6th 2018

For the programme flyer in German, click the image above.

Thursday, July 5th: 9:00am-7:00pm


9:00am Reception and Welcome: Iris Rajanayagam and Fallon Tiffany Cabral (xart splitta) and Bahar Sanli (Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstraße)

9:45am Keynote-Panel:  Nikita Dhawan, Fatima El-Tayeb and Macarena Gómez-Barris. Chair: Emilia Roig

10:45am Presentation: Rajkamal Kahlon („Do You Know our Names?” – (

11:00am Garunya Karunaharamoorty (Deconstructing Colonial Narratives)


 11:30am-1.45pm Workshops/Discussions (Parallel): 1. RomaniPhen, Eoto (“Archiving the Movement – Archives as Activism”) 2. Raju Rage, Sunanda Mesquita (“Unarchiving/Archiving” in the Context of Collective Forms of Resistance) 3. Emily Ngubia Kessé, Moona Moon (Oral History/Spoken Word).

Lunch break with food by Jelnar Ahmad:

2:45pm-4.15pm Round-Tables/Lectures Session I (Parallel): 1. Athena Farrokzhad (“Writing as Living Archive”), 2. Peggy Piesche, Nicola Lauré al-Samarai, Nathalie Bayer („Decolonising the Museum?”) 3. Mahdis Azarmandi (“Memory and the City”)


5pm: Presentation of Brochure “Writing Histories” (S. Fischer Verlag) by Sharon Dodua Otoo and Manuela Bauche

Introduction: Sharon Dodua Otoo and Manuela Bauche

  • Selected Readings: (Anna Kim, Clementine Ewokolo Burnley, Aischa Ahmed )
  • Visual Contributions: (Sita Ngoumou, Phillip Kojo Metz)
  • Poem and Music: (Musa Okwonga)

Further information regarding the launch:

6:30pm Open exchange with drinks and music.

Friday, July 6th: 10:00am-8pm


Throughout the day: Installation of Website: „Entangled Histories“ (

10:00am Short welcome and introduction: (Iris Rajanayagam and Fallon Tiffany Cabral)

10:30am-12pm Round-Tables Session II (Parallel): 4. International Women Space  (“Migrant Selforganisations GDR/BRD”) 5. Shanice Dover (gal-dem), Hengameh Yaghoobifarah (“Social Media and Co. – New Forms of Activism and Interventions”). 6. Ayşe Gülec, Ceren Türkman (“Documenting Migrant Struggles”)

Lunch break with food by Jelnar Ahmad:

1:15-2:30pm Three moderated World Cafés: (Fallon Cabral, Rena Onat, Diane Izabiliza). Key questions:  Past – Present – Future. Presentation and exchange of results of previous day.


3:00-4:15pm Presentation of results from World Cafés


5:30pm Closing conversation: Noa K. Ha and Fatima El-Tayeb

6pm Closing with: “Live Radio” (Tuğba Tanyılmaz and Talking Feminisms)

7pm Music: Hoe_mies and Ford Kelly

An event by: xart splitta e.V. in cooperation with the Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstraße e.V.

The Symposium will take place in English and German spoken language. There will be a live stream of the event, this will however not include the workshops/round-tables.

The venue including the bathhroom is wheelchair accessible.

Programme subject to change.

Registration is now open! Pls. find further information here: .

The event is free of charge. Donations are very welcome.


Project Director: Iris Rajanayagam

Project Assistance: Fallon Tiffany Cabral, Zara Zandieh

Held in cooperation with and at:

Nachbarschaftshaus Urbanstraße, Urbanstraße 21, 10961 Berlin. Directions:

Funded by:

Senate Department for Culture and Europe


Thanks for your kind support: