About-Us  

More than a house

Oyoun conceives, develops and implements artistic-cultural projects through decolonial, queer * feminist and migrant perspectives.

Oyoun creates space for critical discussion, reflective experimentation and radical solidarity. Thanks to its diverse cultural offerings, Oyoun is a hub for the production of culture and knowledge. The non-profit cultural centre sees itself as an inter- and anti-disciplinary platform for newly emerging approaches between and from the fields of fine arts, performance art, theatre, literature, dance, music, new media, socio-culture, education and much more.

At the beginning of 2020, the non-profit Kultur NeuDenken UG took over the 3500 m² cultural institution at Lucy-Lameck-Str 32, Berlin Neukölln.

Oyoun carries out socio-cultural and artistic projects that highlight neurodiverse and class-critical perspectives throughout Berlin and internationally, with the aim of creating an intersectional platform for excellent diasporic, migrant and international art and culture, a place for an artistic dialogue about locally, nationally and internationally relevant topics.

For Oyoun, intersectionality is a crucial guiding principle and a lived practice that can be found in the artistic and socio-cultural program. In this program, different realities of life and their artistic and cultural forms of expression are empowered and made visible.

Our little dictionary:

Here we explain our constantly developing understanding of the core terms and values ​​that shape and accompany our artistic-cultural and socio-cultural work and way of thinking.

Queer * feminist

Although this term explicitly includes queer people, it goes beyond denoting minorities in the area of ​​gender identity and sexual orientation. Feminism, which focuses on equality between men and women, excludes gender identities far from binary normativity and trans people and ignores the serious problems of patriarchy, which include racism, classism and a culture of violence.

DECOLONIAL

This term provides a framework that takes into account the systemic character in which oppressive policies influence the lives of formerly colonised and racialised people(s). It calls for an examination of the oppressive narratives that are rooted in colonial practices and places the voices and narratives of these oppressed people(s) in the foreground in this reappraisal.

MIGRANT

A migrant perspective in Germany recognises and celebrates the skills, capacities and self-confidence of members of migrant communities, including asylum seekers and people with a refugee background. We work to raise the voices of migrants and to guarantee and promote their representation in artistic, cultural and public life.

 

Oyoun family

Get to know our team. We look forward to your message!

Louna bent Abdelmoula Sbouclose

Louna guides and leads, conceptualises, advises. When Louna is not at Oyoun, she likes to listen to podcasts.

Madhumita Nandiclose

Madhumita researches, visualises, dreams. When Madhumita is not at Oyoun, she loses herself dancing on our beloved earth.

Nina Martinclose

Nina advises, networks, structures. When Nina is not at Oyoun, she rides her bike and cooks with the kids.

Dami Choiclose

Dami listens, joins in hands-on and plans. When Dami is not at Oyoun, she enjoys art hopping, reading newsletters and traveling.

Anette Heitclose

Anette plans, organises and networks. When Anette is not at Oyoun, she cycles around numerous lakes.

Leyla Discacciaticlose

Leyla calls, plans, organises, writes. When Leyla is not at Oyoun, she travels, dances and reads.

Nasi Nikpayclose

Nasi calculates, reads, plans. When Nasi is not at Oyoun, she discovers nature.

Mario Schwerdtclose

Mario plans, coordinates, books. When Mario isn't at Oyoun, he plays the drums.

Andreas Kamrowskiclose

Andreas guides, maintains and controls. When Andreas is not at Oyoun, he likes to do handicrafts at home.

Arjunrajclose

Arjun writes, films, cuts. When Arjun is not at Oyoun, he goes for long walks and plants seeds.

Sophia Schmidtclose

Sophia raises funds, manages and administers. When Sophia is not at Oyoun, she likes to read socially critical books, talk about them and ride her bike through Berlin.

Margret Aumannclose

Margret telephones, emails, organises. When Margret is not at Oyoun, she meets up with friends.

Khadija Alaminclose

Khadija looks after artists and events and produces sounds in the studio. When Khadija is not at Oyoun, she makes music, develops creative concepts and goes for walks.

Tina Gronebergclose

Tina organises and connects. When Tina is not at Oyoun, she prefers to travel to nature.

Paul Rätherclose

Paul researches, writes and calculates. When Paul is not at Oyoun, he reads novels.

Hatice Tahtaliclose

Hatice is active on social media, posts instastories and is happy about new events. When Hatice is not at Oyoun, she drinks coffee, reads books and dreams while watching Bollywood films.

Alejandro Pelzerclose

Alejandro repairs, builds, wires. When Alejandro is not at Oyoun, he makes silver jewellery.

Gerd Strohschneiderclose

Gerd works, repairs, maintains. When Gerd isn't at Oyoun, he plays games with his son.

You can find job advertisements here. For speculative applications, write us an email jobs@oyoun.de. We're glad.

 

All team illustration is from the great Alexis Jang.

 

Fellow in residence

SOLIDARITY INSTEAD OF PRIVILEGES!

Our society is a pluralistic assembly. Many different interests meet and are often found in between. Democracy has to be renegotiated every day - but always on one condition: it is about everyone, everyone * being the essence of the many possibilities!

It's about everyone. Art remains free!

Today we understand art and its institutions, museums, theatres, studios, clubs and urban places as open spaces that belong to many.

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