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BE.BOP 2016 Panel: Free Women of Color in Europe and Abya Yala


Info   Festival Ticket: 25 € / 15 € / Day Ticket: 10 € / 6 € / Single Event: 6 € / 4 €


Following marronage narratives, knowledge performed in BE.BOP interrogates hierarchical academic structures and disciplinary boundaries while engaging in deep discussions on Black citizenship in Europe, colonial amnesia, the legacies of the Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, revolutionary spirituality and healing, among other Afrocentric subjects. At this point no serious discussion of Germany’s colonial past or the persistence of colonial power structures and knowledge hierarchies had taken place. The treatment of refugees on the protest camps at Oranienplatz is a sad indication of how (hegemonic) Germany still constructs its identity as white, of how past and present Black presence, achievements and participation is erased, and how Black Germans are denied citizenship rights.

Frank Dragtenstein + Sandra Abd’Allah-Alvarez Ramírez + Krudas Cubensi + Patricia Kaersenhout

Moderated by Teresa María Díaz Nerio

Produced by Art Labour Archives for Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and curated by Alanna Lockward, BE.BOP 2016. BLACK EUROPE BODY POLITICS. CALL & RESPONSE. will take place from 1 to 3 June in Berlin at Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, sponsored by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung – bpb) and organised in cooperation with AfricAvenir International e.V.

Also taking place in Copenhagen from June 5-7 sponsored by the Danish Arts Foundation, this festival is organized by Art Labour Archives, a decolonial transdisciplinary and indisciplinary curatorial initiative based in Berlin. Since 2012, BE.BOP has had an international impact through presentations in major cities across three continents.

In English with simultaneous translation into German and Spanish.
Festival Ticket 25 € / 15 €  Reduced
Day Ticket: 10 € / 6 € Reduced
Single Event: 6 € / 4 € Reduced

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