Panel – Organising collectives, initiating change

Thu. 22.06.2023 | 7:30 pm


In the exhibition ETF! rexamples to follow! at Uferhallen Berlin with members of Klasse Klima (UdK), Sheena Anderson and Nene Opoku (Black Earth Kollektiv), Aouefa Amoussouvi and Tuçe Erel, moderated by Lena Fließbach and Lena Reisner.

How can political concerns become louder and more effective when they are formulated collectively? How can intersectional perspectives and anti-racist struggles be more strongly considered in the climate movements? And how can artistic actions bring about change?

The Climate Class has come together as an open group at the UdK Berlin to initiate a transformation of the university’s corporate ecology and to anchor ecological issues in creative education. How can creative strategies be effective in the fight for climate justice and the urgently needed social-ecological transformation?

In 2018, about twenty people founded the intersectional environmental and climate justice collective Black Earth Collective. Since then, their activism has helped make BIPoC perspectives visible in predominantly white climate movements and raise awareness about different forms of discrimination. With Sheena Anderson and Nene Opoku, we illuminate the intersection of climate, environmental, and other justice demands.

Aouefa Amoussouvi and Tuçe Erel talk about their experiences from program work with different Berlin project spaces and interdisciplinary collectives. French-Beninese artist and curator Aouefa Amoussouvi’s research includes intersectional and decolonial feminist narratives in science and technology. As a team member of Art Laboratory Berlin, Tuçe Erel most recently co-curated the “Matter of Flux” festival by and for women/FLINTA* in art, science and technology.

Talk will be in german.