Agri/cultural practices for climate justice
Sea behind the Wall
Are you interested in addressing racism and climate injustice?
Would you like to explore how art and agroecology can work together? Are you Black, of African or Asian descent, an Indigenous person or Person of Colour, from a migration background or a white person committed to anti-racism?
If so – read on!
What is the workshop about?
Agri/cultural practices for climate justice is an experimental workshop that provides an embodied introduction to agroecology principles and sustainable landscape design through games and exercises from Theatre of the Oppressed. The workshop, which takes place as part of the outdoor programme “Sea Behind the Wall”, aims to rehearse solutions for change and explores diverse artistic practices, including creative writing, in a playful and accessible way.
Both Agroecology (also referred to as permaculture) and Theatre of the Oppressed are informed by Indigenous and Black knowledge and experiences. This workshop is based on this acknowledgment and focuses on anti-racism, climate justice, decolonizing practices, addressing power structures, understanding the link between colonialism, plantation agriculture and environmental chaos. Participants will explore the potential of theatre and artistic practices to challenge environmental racism. The main sites of the workshop are the garden of Oyoun and of Spore Initiative, with the possibility of reflecting on sites and spaces that are important to you.
What will we be doing?
Participants will engage in theatre games, observing, reading, creative writing, designing, film screenings, sharing the skill set and experiences of the group, discussing, experimenting with sustainable design techniques individually and in groups and doing practical exercises in the garden, specifically during the 2nd part of the workshop on 30 September.
Where and when?
1 September 5-7pm
2 September 10am-5pm + optional evening programme
3 September 10am-4pm
@Oyoun Garden (inside if it rains):
30 September 10am-5pm
@Spore Initiative Garden (or inside):
- Free admission | Application required (form at the bottom of this page)
- Language: English, with German translation if needed.
- Lunch is provided on Saturday + Sunday
Full participation in all workshop sessions and their entire duration is requested.
Breaks and mealtimes will be included in the schedule which will be shared in advance with participants.
Who is the workshop for?
The majority of workshop places will be offered to people who are Black, of African or Asian descent, Indigenous and People of Colour. No specific professional or knowledge background is required but an interest in and commitment to the work of climate justice and anti-racism. The workshop encourages participants to share any artistic practices they are involved in but does not depend on this.
Food: A set lunch on Saturday and Sunday during the first workshop will be provided free of charge at Oyoun.
Maximum number of participants: 16. The majority of workshop places will be offered to people who are Black, of African or Asian descent, Indigenous and People of Colour. Part of the work will be in smaller groups and break out groups can be facilitated.
Childcare: Please let us know if you require childcare and we will try to support this.
Application Deadline: 23.08.
How to apply:
To register for the workshop, please write in the form:
- A little about you, including how you identify (e.g. Black, of African or Asian descent, Indigenous, Person of Colour, white, LGBTIQ+… this list is not exhaustive)
- Why you would like to do the workshop and what you would like to gain from it
- Any questions, requests or needs that you have
- Email with questions to: Ihisa(at)oyoun.de
The participants will be notified by us via email on August 25th.
The project “Sea Behind the Wall” is part of the initiative DRAUSSENSTADT funded by Berliner Projektfonds Urbane Praxis as well as Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaflichen Zusammenhalt. Further funded by the Globus Opstart Programm of Nordisk Kulturfond