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Wednesday, April 13 2022 19:00–21:00

Screening: Qallunaat! Why White People are Funny (52’, USA/CAN, 2006, Engl.)

A documentary by Mark Sandiford and Zebedee Nungak from the Inuit point of view about the oddities of the Qallunaat (Inuit word for white people). A mix of satire, comedy and indigenous facts about the white people's obsession with owning things, right down to their strange dating habits. Discussion in English and German.

Friday, April 15 2022 20:00–21:00

Living Room Iftar

Saturday, April 16 2022 20:00–21:00

Living Room Iftar

Friday, April 29 2022 20:30–22:00

Living Room Iftar

Saturday, April 30 2022 20:30–22:00

Living Room Iftar

Wednesday, May 4 2022 18:00–21:00

cfd-FeminisTisch meets Diaspora University

Screening: Praying the Devil Back To Hell (USA/LIB, 2008, 72’)

The documentary shows how the Liberian women's movement intervened in order to end dozens of years of civil war. Followed by a discussion and a Liberian buffet.

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Friday, May 6 2022 18:00–19:00

Soma Sema

The reading group discusses "Antiracism in the Making. A workshop discussion on Alliances, Identity Politics and Intersectionality" from the HANDBUCH NEUE SCHWEIZ. 

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Wednesday, May 11 2022 00:00–00:00

Diaspora University Screenings

Artistic video works that deal with the learning and performance of (foreign) languages in the context of migration & globalization. Shared exchange of experiences.

Friday, May 20 2022 18:00–00:00

LIVING QUEER wom~n knowing wom~n

Celebrating the book „Knowing Women: Same-Sex Intimacy, Gender and Identity in Postcolonial Ghana“ with Serena O. Dankwa, Jovita dos Santos Pinto, Céline Barry, Tracy September, Ntando Cele and others. Music by SHEMA.

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Saturday, May 21 2022 14:00–16:00

Upcycling Exhibition

Olivia Hebeisen discovers the world of used material and creates a new environment for us all with her sculptures.

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Saturday, May 21 2022 18:00–22:00

Spring Cookout

Hang Out and BBQ with sounds, voices, stories and food from the postcolonial diaspora of Bern.

Wednesday, June 1 2022 18:00–22:00

Wednesday is a Good Friday

Bear witness to Va-Benes powerful “artivist” work, which challenges social norms of gender, sexuality and body. In conversation with Selam, Walaa, Mo and you. E/D

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Friday, June 3 2022 19:00–21:00

Berner Rassismusstammtisch

The legendary meeting place to talk about God and the world as well as about racism and resistance - critical, in solidarity, rageful, humorous and utopian.

Wednesday, June 8 2022 18:00–22:00

Open House

A space for everyone to share stories, films and sounds. Or: simply to discuss, play a game, reminisce, drink, be silent, or laugh together.

Wednesday, June 15 2022 18:00–21:00

Observing the Scene

How is food cooked? How is hair done? How do people relate to each other in the Living Room? Bhisaji Gadakar shares his artistic observations a conversation with Mo Diener and the community. E/D

Friday, June 17 2022 20:00–22:00

„Gilgamesh“ meets Living Room

Movie night with tea, arak and discussion. Curated by Al-Kasaba Theatre & Cinematheque Ramallah. In collaboration with the theater project "Gilgamesh". D/E

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Wednesday, June 22 2022 18:00–22:00

Wem gehört die Grenze? -- Videos and Stories

We show artistic video works on migration, borders, theft, and smuggling. A polyphonic exchange of experiences with experts from the "Migrationsuntergrund". D/E/F

Thursday, June 23 2022 18:00–22:00

It Marked Me a Lot: The Impact of Police Violence on the Right to Mental Health in Rio (BRA, 2022)

In this film, we mothers, teachers and community health workers talk about police violence in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. Screening & Discussion with international experts. E/D

Wednesday, August 10 2022 18:00–22:00

Esstischgespräche in der Diaspora

The Brazilian/Canadian artist/writer Kadija de Paula invites friends and friends of friends for a conversation about and around the dining table. Join in the deboning, boiling, eating and digesting of the food migration politics.

* we will have food and drinks. Feel welcome to bring special ingredients from your kitchen and your life.

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Friday, August 26 2022 18:00–23:00

Ladies in a Room

The first of three evenings showcasing a unique blend of BIPOC Womxn Artists in and around  the country. Coming together to share their music and art with the people. Hosted by Ultravioletstudios. E/D

Friday, September 23 2022 20:00–23:00

Medida Provisória

With the elections in Brazil approaching, Livingroom in partnership with Coletivo Taoca invites to two Brazilian film screenings and welcomes the new artist in community Eva de Souza. 

The film Medida Provisória (PT/EN), is a dystopia about racism in Brazil. The film is an adaptation of a play that includes historical and recent facts about Brazil. 

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Saturday, September 24 2022 16:00–23:00

Partida (Film)

With the elections in Brazil approaching, Livingroom in partnership with Coletivo Taoca invites to two Brazilian film screenings and welcomes the new artist in community Eva de Souza. 

Saturday: 24.09.2020 - 16:00 - 18:00
Occupation - Artist, Eva de Souza is the new Artist in Residency. Eva thematises criminality and (political) violence through textile art and embroidery.

Saturday: 24.09.2020 - 18:00
The film Partida (PT/EN), follows a group of friends who want to overcome the disappointment of Jair Bolsonaro's election as president through political engagement. 

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Saturday, October 8 2022 18:00–22:00

And Still Peace Did Not Come

Book signing & meet and greet with authors, Agnes Fallah Kamara-Umunna and Emily Holland

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Wednesday, October 12 2022 19:00–21:00

Painting Workshop

every Wed. 19-22h, Fri. 13-15h, Sat. 12-16h

Finnisage Fri. 29.10, door opening 18h

We will try to use paint in a playful way of learning, breaking down barriers and bringing people together. The idea is to experiment with some painting techniques and create collaborative work. To paint our daily life and to add our self portraits to our vision of collectivity. 

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Saturday, October 15 2022 14:00–17:00

Bordados Politicos

Eva: "I experiment with a silent form of protest through my embroidery. I call this work political embroidery. My images contain some social crimes against Black people. This individual action becomes a collective action where I share my work and concerns with you. I invite you to participate in this action and share your concerns with me and embroider them together. In doing so, you will learn why embroidery has become a form of political expression in other countries."

www.evadesouza.com

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Saturday, October 22 2022 14:00–17:00

Bordados Politicos 2

Eva: "I experiment with a silent form of protest through my embroidery. I call this work political embroidery. My images contain some social crimes against Black people. This individual action becomes a collective action where I share my work and concerns with you. I invite you to participate in this action and share your concerns with me and embroider them together. In doing so, you will learn why embroidery has become a form of political expression in other countries."

www.evadesouza.com

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Saturday, October 29 2022 18:00–23:00

Living Room Community Soli Party!

Food. Art Auction. Fashion Show. Danceparty. 

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Wednesday, November 2 2022 18:00–21:00

Café Table - Cultural Appropriation in Switzerland

The event at the Brasserie in Bern caused an uproar - people from the audience demanded that a band not be allowed to continue playing because one band member was wearing Rastas and a shirt with an African pattern. Suddenly everyone was talking about cultural appropriation in Switzerland. But what does the term even mean? And why did White Fragility stick it's ugly head out several times during the discussions? We want to understand and discuss it together with you.

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