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, dreams and plans. When Dami is not at Oyoun, she enjoys art hopping, reading newsletters and travelling.

Annette Heitclose

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

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.

Andrew 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.

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 Raetherclose

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.

Nora Rohoclose

When I'm at Oyoun, I'm happy to help and support where (and to whom) I can, write and wait for emails, ask questions and seek (find) answers.
When I'm not at Oyoun I'm at the gym or planning to go with family, friends and Me, Myself and I, taking photos with and of my food, planning travel/trips.

Tariq Bajwaclose

When I'm at Oyoun, I write press releases, promote events and plan future campaigns. When I'm not at Oyoun, I cook, learn languages ​​and bird watch.

Nicola Reisserclose

When I'm at Oyoun, I help design the website and the social media channels.
When I'm not at Oyoun, I like to play table tennis with friends, like to draw and paint and I love going to the cinema and the theatre.

Adam Sbouclose

When I'm at Oyoun, I laugh a lot and learn new things. 
When I'm not at the Oyoun, I'm with my family, I watch soccer and take care of my soccer team in Hamburg.

Stefan Kruegerclose

When I'm at Oyoun I fix things in and around the house and prepare events.
When I'm not at the Oyoun, I'm watching the city lights, kiting, or biking around town.

Gregory Dührclose

When I'm at Oyoun I set up the stage and equipment and fix anything that's broken. I also maintain the network.
When I'm not at Oyoun, I cook, play chess or ride my motorbike.

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

 

All team illustrations are by the amazing artists Alexis Jang  and Elena Beretta.

 

Fellow in residence

 

Former Fellows

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.

Learn more about DIE VIELEN

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 space@oyoun.de

    I confirm that I accept the Privacy Policy.