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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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Resources

Wednesday, March 22 2023 15:00–19:00

TALKIG BACK

As part of the action week against racism, we want to tell unheard stories in the book Geschichten erzählen.
You are invited to write, paint, glue, craft ...

Saturday, March 25 2023 10:00–13:00

DECOLONIAL PERSPECTIVES ON CLIMATE CHANGE

In this introductory workshop we will work together with the help of exercises on the connection between climate change and anti-racism. 
climate change and anti-racism and build a first understanding. 
We will also listen to voices from the Global South and give these people space to share their perspectives.

Tuesday, April 4 2023 13:30–13:00

VISITING THE HKB

Les classes Beaux-Arts de la BUA visitent le Living Room pour faire connaissance avec l'espace,

Friday, April 14 2023 18:00–13:00

LA PERLA

Round of talks, food and music in a
with "La Perla" a band consisting of three
band consisting of three musicians
from Colombia,

Monday, April 17 2023 18:30–20:00

PRESENTATION ON PROJECT IDEA FOR THE MUSEUM FOR COMMUNICATION

Ana Santos and Jonas Bürgi from the Museum für Kommunikation present their ideas for a collaborative project on perspectives critical of coloniality and discrimination in the museum.

Friday, April 21 2023 18:00–20:00

MORTAZA SHAHED FILM SCREENING

Presentation of the film "Lost in Paradise" by Mortaza Shahed about the fate of refugees from Afghanistan in Switzerland.

Monday, April 24 2023 18:00–20:00

OF SHACKLES AND DEAF - WITH DIXIT TALK ABOUT PEACE

Café Cosmopolis (We are all Bern) and Living Room - Interactive work-shop about our ideas of peace and us sharing,

Saturday, April 29 2023 10:00–12:00

FILM SCREENING OF THE ATELIER D'ICI

Presentation of the current work of Atelier d'Ici and Angelina Dungga on the (im)possibilities of a decolonial museum, with brunch.

Saturday, April 29 2023 14:00–18:00

FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND EXCHANGE ON TRANS- FORMATIVE JUSTICE

Interactive workshop of the Alliance Against Racial Profiling on Community Safety and Transformative Justice,

Sunday, May 14 2023 12:00–21:00

La Minga RootsNelda Piña

Roundtable discussion, food and music with Nelda Piña. Nelda Piña is a traditional 77 year old musician of the Colombian Caribbean.

Wednesday, May 17 2023 17:30–22:00

Helvécia - Decolonizing History ?!

The quilombo of Helvécia in Bahia emerged from the struggle for freedom against the German-Swiss colony of Leopoldina in the mid-19th century. In the atmosphere of an audiovisual installation we will discuss with historian Izabel Barros, artist Denise Bertschi, photographer Dom Smaz and journalist Milena Machado Neves about their and other approaches to the past and present of Helvécia.

The language is English with German and Portuguese translation.  
Admission is free. No registration required. 

Installation, Discussion, Food, Music...

A multi-voiced archive about history, politics, art and community

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Friday, May 26 2023 19:00–20:30

Activism and Burnout - Monday, May 8 and Friday, May 26, 2023

On the two evenings in the Living Room, we meet, drink tea and talk in a relaxed atmosphere about how we deal with stress, whether we are directly or indirectly affected by burnout/exhaustion and self-care. The focus is on the fact that each person is allowed to show him/herself with everything that is at the moment and to be heard.
The offer is open to all FINTA persons with interest in the topic. You do not have to have experienced burnout/exhaustion yourself to participate in the meetings. If you feel addressed, you are very welcome.
You can find more information and registration at https://aktivismus.ch/tee/.

Monday, May 29 2023 10:00–22:00

Living Room excursion

We organize an outing for our collective. Join us to share a social moment and have an enriching experience together. Stay tuned for details and the exact date. Don't miss this opportunity to strengthen relationships within our group!

Tuesday, May 30 2023 19:30–23:00

CSD (Christopher Street Day)

Open Collective Session.

Wednesday, May 31 2023 19:00–21:00

Living Room Meeting

Our monthly meeting is approaching in leaps and bounds. It is the perfect opportunity to discuss important topics, exchange ideas and strengthen our cohesion as a group.

Saturday, June 17 2023 16:00–22:00

Living Sound - Djs Mugabo/Mmh.

We're delighted to invite you to our Living Sound event 
with DJs Mugabo/Mmh! Come along and enjoy the mixes of our top DJs, 
Bar and buffet | Free admission upon «Kollekte». 
All are welcome!
Livingroom, Moserstrasse 30, 3014 Bern

Friday, February 2 2024 10:00–16:00

Anticafe

Friday 2 February, 10:00-16:00
The Living Room is opening its doors again to be used as a workspace, social meeting point and place to relax. There will be drinks, food, WLAN and much more - come along!

Monday, February 5 2024 19:00–22:00

MOVIE NIGHT: DISCO BOY BY GIACOMO ABBRUZZESE Monday, 05.02. from 19:00 - 22:00 - EN with FR or DE subtitles

Tuesday, February 6 2024 11:00–17:00

COWORKING + EMPATHY CAFÉ

Tuesday, 06 February, 11:00-17:00
Working together is more fun! With snacks, drinks and WiFi - just come along. If you would like empathy, you can register for a 1:1 empathy session with people experienced in NVC by sending an email to by MovingChange and Haus der Bewegungen

Wednesday, February 7 2024 19:30–20:30

SOLIDAR SPANISH LESSONS

Wednesday, 07 February, 19:30-20:30
Classes with mixed levels, but we are limited to a maximum of 10 people. 
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Friday, February 9 2024 10:00–16:00

ANTICAFÉ

Friday 9 February, 10:00-16:00
The Living Room is opening its doors again to be used as a workspace, social meeting point and place to relax. There will be drinks, food, WLAN and much more - come along!

Monday, February 12 2024 19:00–22:00

MOVIE NIGHT: GEBROCHENER WECHSEL VOM MEDIENPROJEKT WUPPERTAL E.V. - DE Montag, 12.02. von 19:00 - 22:00

Tuesday, February 13 2024 11:00–17:00

COWORKING + EMPATHY CAFÉ

Tuesday, 13 February, 11:00-17:00
Working together is more fun! With snacks, drinks and WiFi - just come along. If you would like empathy, you can register for a 1:1 empathy session with people experienced in NVC by sending an email to . Hosted by MovingChange and Haus der Bewegungen

Wednesday, February 14 2024 19:30–20:30

SOLIDAR SPANISH LESSONS

Wednesday, 14 February, 19:30-20:30
Classes with mixed levels, but we are limited to a maximum of 10 people.
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Friday, February 16 2024 10:00–16:00

ANTICAFÉ

Friday 16 February, 10:00-16:00
The Living Room is opening its doors again to be used as a workspace, social meeting point and place to relax. There will be drinks, food, WLAN and much more - come along!

Monday, February 19 2024 18:00–20:00

MOVIE NIGHT - KID‘S EVENING Monday, 19. February, 18:00 – 20:00

Come with your children to the Living Room and watch an interesting movie together with us, with popcorn and drinks, followed by exciting discussions and a nice evening.

Tuesday, February 20 2024 11:00–17:00

COWORKING + EMPATHY CAFÉ

Tuesday, 20 February, 11:00-17:00
Working together is more fun! With snacks, drinks and WiFi - just drop by. If you would like empathy, you can register for a 1:1 empathy session with people experienced in NVC by sending an email to . Hosted by MovingChange and Haus der Bewegungen

Wednesday, February 21 2024 19:30–20:30

SOLIDAR SPANISH LESSONS

Wednesday, 21 February,19:30-20:30
Classes with mixed levels, but we are limited to a maximum of 10 people. 
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Friday, February 23 2024 10:00–16:00

ANTICAFÉ

Friday 23 February, 10:00-16:00
The Living Room is opening its doors again to be used as a workspace, social meeting point and place to relax. There will be drinks, food, WLAN and much more - come along!