On Decolonizing The Mental and Physical Body
Food, Diasporan Perspectives & Resilience
Online workshop by Isabel Kwarteng-Acheampong & Auro Orso, nGbK Outreach scholarship
This workshop will take place online on Zoom, please register via firstname.lastname@example.org
In this 2-hour workshop Black and Indigenous perspectives will be centered. Everyone is welcome to participate.
„When she was preparing the corn dough, she would describe to me the story of how we as people were made.“ (Valiana Aguilar)
Colonial oppression is deeply rooted in our environment and bodies – and what could be more personal than what we put inside us? This workshop aims to nurture bodies and souls in an evening of deconstruction and healing.
Participants will encounter the following questions: How can we make visible and revive the food practices and traditions of our Black and Indigenous ancestors and at the same time be anchored as a diaspora in the Western environment? What makes food a ritual and a remedy?
As a group we will do small excercises to increase our awareness and then intentionally engage with different persepectives of our diaspora about food as a tool for rememberance and liberation.
AURO ORSO is an Indigenous choreographer, performer and activist who identifies as Trans and Two-Spirit. He has presented his work in many different venues in Berlin including Dock11, HAU, Sophiensäle, Ballhaus Naunynstraße and performed in several other countries around the globe. His artistic research explores decolonizing practices in all aspects of life as well as questioning the Western/colonial illusion of universality, binaries and „the appropiate“.
ISABEL KWARTENG-ACHEAMPONG (they/them) is a Black queer performer and director with a focus on somatic healing and intersectionality. They are dedicated to the decolonization of bodies, systems and institutions, work as a diversity consultant at HAU, and facilitate artistic projects in Ghana, Togo, and Germany to empower queer BIPoC communities and promote white allyship.