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 designating 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, excludes trans people and ignores the serious problems of patriarchy, which also include racism, classism and a culture of violence.
This notion forms a framework that takes into account the systemic character in which oppressive politics affect the lives of formerly colonized and racialized people. Calling for an examination of the oppressive narratives rooted in colonial practices, it brings the voices and narratives of these oppressed peoples to the fore in this reappraisal.
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.
Get to know our team. We look forward to your message (email@example.com)!
Yodit Gebreheneras (she/her)
Equal Treatment Representative, Team Production and Fellowship
Thuong Dang (she/her)
Tina Groneberg (maternity leave, she/her)
Tariq Bajwa (he/him)
Head of Communication
Stefan Krüger (he/him)
Head of House Technician
Sophia Schmidt (any pronoun)
Team Fundraising and HR
Schihas Laabich (she/her)
Rebecca Odewole (she/they)
Project coordination Tiny Oyounity
Nora Roho (she/her)
Head of Production and Administration
Nina Martin (she/they/any pronoun)
Co-founder, Associate, Head of Fundraising & Socio-Culture
Nicola Reisser (she/her)
Mithra Nezhad (she/her)
Madhumita Nandi (she/they)
Louna Sbou (she/they)
CEO, Artistic Director and Co-Founder
Lara Chahal (she/her)
Ihisa Theresa Adelio (she/her)
Co-founder, Associate, Project Management
Hatice Tahtali (she/her)
Gregor Dühr (he/him)
Equal Treatment Representative, Antisemitism Expert, Team Production
Everston Freudenreich (he/him)
Dami Choi (she/they)
Curatorial team, Assistant to CEO and Artistic Director, Project Management
Bettina Bender (she/her)
Arjunraj (no pronouns)
Head of Digital Media Production
Adam Sbou (he/him)
Alejandro Pelzer (he/him) | Paul Räther (he/him)
Domestic engineering team, research
Johanna and Maryse (2023)
Annabell and Dawkins (2023)
Bernard Hage (2022/2023)
Shahry Dasht (2022/2023)
Shahrbanoo Sadat (2022)
Zeren Oruc (2022/2023)
Berfin Turkum Tepe (2022/2023)
Jihen Saoudi (2022)
blk banana (2022/2023)
Collins Uche Peter aka Kollinz (2022)
Muayad Alob (2022)
Same Ahmed Ibrahim aka. Sedo (2022)
Fernande Njonkou Njanjo (2021/2022)
Syrine Siala (2021)
Nestor Sire (2021)
Maisa Lihedheb (2020)
Natalie Greffel (2020)
Lorena Valdenegro (2020)
Tierno Diallo (2020)
Susana AbdulMajid (2020)
Peimaneh Yaghoobifarah (2020)
Sanni Est (2020)
Senait Sebhatleab (2020)
Adrian Marie Blount (2020)
Anaïs Astan Meyer (2020)
Golnar Tabibzadeh (2020)
Nane Bald (2020)
Mayy Satara Cade (2020)
Asmaa Sbou (2020)
Mohamedali Ltaief (2020)
Barbara Ramírez (2020)
Anise Hamdoun (2020)
Leya aka $ombi/ Lea Malaika (2020)
Alexey Kochetkov (2020)
Ammar Obeid (2020)
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.
Get in touch!
Would you like to get to know us, send us your unsolicited application, suggest a project or another idea? Then write us a message below, we look forward to hearing from you! Would you like to use our premises? Then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org