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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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