The series of workshops and public events seeks to challenge the colonial matrix of power and its legacies in different manifestations of intimacy in our everyday interactions. How do colonial, imperial, and racialized histories enter into, shape, and influence various forms of intimate relationships (queer, sexual, political, platonic, domestic)? And how can we contest and rework these histories through practices of un_learning? What does “un_learning” mean? What does the queer gap do to Spivak’s call to “unlearn one’s privileges”? How can we find new ways of facing the tensions and fractions within queer, feminist, queer of colour, anti-racist movements?
In order to work on these questions we would like to turn to creative practices and cultural politics. Writing (creative, experimental, analytical) is seen as a method of (self-)reflection, of deceleration, and of inspiring/enabling group communication.
Un_learning Racialized Intimacies
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Wo:Café Rosi ich bin im Park, Weserstr. 91, 12059 Berlin
Workshop (1:30pm – 5:30 pm) as well as
readings and discussion (7:30pm)
with Gloria Wekker: Coda (extract from White Innocence)
Gail Lewis: Birthing Racial Difference
Antke Engel: postkolonial kauen und kannibalisch begehren
Berlin-Neukölln > more
The series of events is organized by
Lena Eckert, Antke Engel, Sabrina Saase, and Kathy-Ann Tan.
And it is funded by Amadeu Antonio Foundation and Gender/Queer e.V.. Many Thanks!