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Threads of Resilience | Panel Discussion | McCarthyism Reloaded

14.Dezember 2023 18:00 - 19:00

Organised by Oyoun

A conversation with Zoë Claire Miller and Lucas Febraro. 

In a time in which space for nuanced, pluralistic and free exchange of ideas is rapidly shrinking, "McCarthyism Reloaded: Navigating the German Cultural Landscape" centers lived realities of artists and practitioners from varying backgrounds. This panel seeks to address the layers of political influence, media narratives, historical and personal contexts that shape interpretations of the current crackdown on free speech and artistic freedom.

The speakers will address the rising McCarthyist tendencies in Germany, their impact on culture and freedom of expression, and the broader implications for society and marginalized communities.

Registration: No registration needed, first come, first served
Start: 18:00 h
Tickets: Donation-based
Language: English 
Room: Main Hall


Lucas Febraro

Lucas Febraro is a Brazilian-born, Berlin-based content creator, writer and activist. He is Communications Director for DiEM25, a pan-European political movement.

Zoë Claire Miller

Zoë Claire Miller originally comes from Boston (USA) and today lives and works in Berlin. At the University of Heidelberg she studied philosophy, anthropology and Romance studies before going to the University of the Arts in Berlin and the Art Academy in Karlsruhe. In 2010 she finished her studies in sculpture. Today she works as an artist, curator and event organiser. Miller co-founded the Berlin Art Prize in 2012, an independent award for artists in Berlin. In addition she was the director of the project spaces of Galerie Europa and Salon Mutlu from 2010 to 2014. In 2015 she was a member of the initiative AG Zeit, which worked to improve cultural politics in Berlin. She is a member of the board at bbk Berlin (berufsverband bildender künstler*innen). In her role as a sculptor she mainly works with ceramics and is dedicated to questions of collaboration, materiality and negative space. Her works have been exhibited internationally, and in 2017 she received a grant from the cultural division of the Berlin Senate. 


This event is part of the Threads of Resilience Festival

Given the current situation and urgency to express, we decided to co-organise a community-led and collectively curated 3-day festival “Threads of Resilience” from 14-16 December at Oyoun.Those include a press conference, bazaar, panels, film screening, talks, exhibition, workshops, concerts, healing session, theater, puppet show for children, and parties. With this festival, we want to reflect on and learn from movements of resistance, resilience, and solidarity across the world and come together for three days of ephemerality and collaborative archiving. We want to address and speak out against repression, silencing, instrumentalisation, and division. We need to continue to empower, promote, and celebrate pluralistic perspectives from, with, and intersectionally marginalised communities.Admission is based on free donation (nobody will be denied entry if they cannot donate). All proceeds will be given to organizations in support of victims of racist police violence and to organizations giving legal support to people threatened with deportation.


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14.Dezember 2023
18:00 - 19:00
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