September 23


02:00 pm - 07:00 pm

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Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin

Berlin, Berlin, DE, 12049


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► This event is part of · Festival · In the Queer and Now · Cartographies of Affect ·

GO FIND ME · Black Trans Interactive Archive

with Danielle Brathwaite Shirley


Black Trans people have a history of being erased. Archives have failed to collect any first hand recordings of our histories. Often the way trans people are archived reinforces or centres the violence we experienced whilst living. An archive that holds a Black trans experience needs to be careful about not recreating and centering trauma. Archives created by Trans people for Trans people can enable us to more accurately record our existence. Creating our own archives allow us to use different methods of archiving to more fully record a Trans perspective.

I believe in the power of fiction and sound to record elements of our existence that otherwise

cannot be recorded. We are done putting the power of our lives in the hands of those that

cannot understand our existence and tend to only focus on our trauma. Accessing archives is also something that I think about often. How can we make archives accessible? How do we limit the access if the intentions of using the archive are bad? Creating an archive that takes into account the identity of the person using it, as well as how they use it,

can enable people to learn from their own experience and how it differs from those they are hearing from.

The aim of this project is to create an interactive fantasy archive that records conversations around black trans online spaces, organizing, bringing trans inclusive spaces offline and care

through fiction.

Through a series of workshops we will design avatars to represent those involved, conduct interviews, create a soundscape for the environment. The end project will be

an interactive archive that can be hosted both online and physically. Different areas and conversations within the archive will be accessible depending on your identity and choices

within it. Not all the archive may be accessible to the viewer at any one time.

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* This project is part of Oyoun‘s curatorial focus:


The program sets to investigate the embodied memories and identities through diasporic and gender-critical perspectives. The body emerges as a changing relationship and at the same time unfolds as an ethical horizon and challenge for the (un)making of the self, identity, and belonging. “Embodied Temporalities’ will unravel the possibilities by the means of the language of art while exploring and diversifying collaborations through intersectional, anti-fascist, and decolonial perspectives.

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Built in 1865, the former brewery is now called Oyoun and serves as an antidisciplinary epicenter focusing on decolonial, queer*feminist, migrant and diasporic arts and culture.

🎯 Wissmannstr. 32, 12049 Berlin

(U7 + U8/ Hermannplatz)

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We have no place for sexism, queerphobia, transphobia, any form of racism or discrimination such as anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish racism, and any sort of violent or aggressive behaviour. Oyoun is a safe space for all, an open forum for dialogue, criticism and a place where we stand up for each other. If someone/something is bothering you, please approach a member of staff who are here to help!


There is an elevator and wheelchair accessible entrance to the building. There are silent areas and staff members to guide you through the space. Whilst the bathrooms are gendered by law, we encourage guests to use whichever facilities they identify with. Bathroom policing will not be tolerated.