Small Town Utopia

— 03/06/2020

Small Town Utopia, Gespräch mit Sabuha Salaam, Tülin Duman und Ipek İpekçioğlu, 3. Juni 2020. Fotos: Chiara Faggionato.

According to the new regulations for cultural events: Small Town Utopia
takes place analogously at District (with registration) and via livestream!

Talk with Sabuha Salaam, Tülin Duman and Ipek İpekçioğlu
hosted by Nuray Demir and Ahmet Demir

3 June, 7 – 8.30 pm

Location: District Berlin
and via livestream on our facebook page

Language: German

Hygiene concept: The event takes place in a well-ventilated 400 m² hall with seating at 1.5 m intervals. We provide disinfectants at the entrance. Please keep the minimum distance and wear a mouth and nose mask.

Registration: Please register at post@district-berlin.com if you want to take part at the analogue event. The number of participants is limited to 40 persons.

Migration is the mother of all societies. Migration is also the mother of all utopias. In the hope of a better life, queer people have always been drawn from the small towns to the big cities. For many, Berlin is one of those cities of desired freedoms where it quickly becomes clear that rights and utopian spaces cannot be taken for granted, but must always be demanded, fought for and permanently defended. In Kreuzberg, Kanak queer fights for visibility have taken place since the 1990s. For the following generations, using queer spaces is often taken for granted – and that’ s a good thing. Nevertheless, we should remember that these spaces carry history/ies of resistance within them. For this reason the three important protagonists and activists Sabuha Salaam, Tülin Duman and Ipek İpekçioğlu will share their memories with us: They talk about their personal experiences, their contributions to the lived intersectional resistance and show us solidary alliances of yesterday and today, so that we can take up their struggles together and continue them.

This event takes place within the framework of Memory Care. A project by Nuray Demir and Andrea Caroline Keppler / District*School without Centre.

We see the event series Memory Care as an attempt to counter the dominant narrative with intersectional memory cultures and to trace the stories of migrant workers and other marginalized protagonists. Using very different forms of protest and resistance, they have done important pioneering work and left an empowering legacy that is still more than relevant. We want to make this legacy visible.

In cooperation with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. With kind support from Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.