Room to Bloom Studio Visits in Berlin

On the 10th April Room to Bloom artists are coming together in Berlin for the first physical Studio Visits of the platform.

European Alternatives with its School of Transnational Activism is hosting a Community Conference for a solidary future as part of the Academy of Migrant Organizing. The programme focuses on the collective encounter, exchange, and education between the 9 migrant organizing fellows of the Academy and activists from the climate justice movement, labour unions, refugee & sea rescue organizations as well as anti-fascist groups in order to advance effective, resilient and rewarding organizing strategies and tools for the migrantification of the most urgent political struggles of our times. Alongside artistic interventions, activist workshops and discussion forums, there will be time and space to get to know each other and make joint plans for a future of solidarity in which frontline communities are also at the forefront of political movements. More info about the fellows and the programme of the Academy of Migrant Organizing.

In this context, Room to Bloom platform offers an occasion to meet up in real life with the Room to Bloom artists who are based in Berlin or close by.

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On Friday, all artists are invited to attend Shevek Iyapo – A Musical Lecture Performance by Mati Shemoelof, Vincent Bababoutilabo & Vanessa A. Opoku
🗓 Friday, 08.04.2022
⏰ 20:00–21:30 CET (Entrance: 19:30)
📍 Oyoun Berlin-Neukölln
The musical lecture performance “Shevek Iyapo” combines four different perspectives on life in Germany. Mati Shamoelof, a poet born in Haifa, Israel reflected in his latest work his family’s migration from Baghdad to Israel, as well as his experiences as an Arab Jew living in Berlin. Vincent Bababoutilabo and Vanessa A. Opoku combine compositions and improvisations reminiscent of the Sounds of the Black Atlantic with breathtaking visuals.
Together the three artists invite the audience into an audio-visual space full of dreams and visions of a just society in which we can all be different without fear. Their art is a collective attempt to overcome, for a small moment, the conditions that separate us.

Shevek Iyapo artists

  • Mati Shemoelof is an award-winning writer, poet, activist, author, and editor that was born and raised in Haifa, Israel. I am currently based in Berlin, Germany. He has already published ten books both in Israel and Germany. His writing is diverse. It includes fiction, poetry, plays, articles for magazines and newspapers, texts for art exhibitions, short stories, and more.
  • Vanessa A. Opoku is a visual artist who lives and works in Berlin. In her artistic practice, digital media, photogrammetry and AI form the starting point with which she negotiates the boundaries of mixed reality and finds alliances between art, science and technology.
  • Vincent Bababoutilabo is a Berlin-based musician, author, and activist working at the intersection of art and politics. In recent years, his artistic and political projects have focused in particular on migration, flight, decolonization, exploitation, and resistance, as well as the search for positive visions for a just society in which we can all be different without fear.

Room to Bloom artists in Berlin

  • Dinara Suleva
  • Nadja Verena Marcin
  • Luisa Spina
  • Labrini Rizaki
  • Denise Lee
  • Mujgan Abdulzade
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April 12, 2022
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