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Workshop: »Agri-cultural practice. An experimental workshop for climate justice« with Mojisola Adebayo, Nicole WolfFriday, 09 August 2019 — Sunday, 11 August 2019
Entry: free / pls register
Organized by: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum der Freien Universität Berlin (BGBM), Martin-Elsaesser-Stiftung, Nachbarschaftsakademie im Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg, neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK)
Workshop over 3 days: Fri 17:00–20:00, Sat 10:00–18:00, Sun 11:00–16:00
Agri/cultural practice provides an introduction to Permaculture and to Theatre of the Oppressed techniques; it puts these two approaches in conversation and integrates and extends their knowledge base and toolkits.
Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is a sustainable design system working from three main ethics: Earth care - People care - Fair share. Through multi-sensory observation and inquiries into diverse environmental, social, political and economic perspectives that impact a locality, it looks for patterns of companionships in nature that can be replicated for the creation and sustaining of multi-species eco-systems for co-existence.
Theatre of the Oppressed is a collection of games, exercises, rehearsal and performance techniques that grew from a Latin American context in the 1960s as a response to fascism and colonialism and in the fight for agrarian land reform and social justice. Augusto Boal developed practices to better understand the systems that oppress us, to challenge structures of power and to rehearse solutions for change and resistance.
This experimental workshop is an enquiry into the political and social potential for these two forms to understand climate injustice / environmental racism and to creatively explore actionable ideas in light of our current climate catastrophes. We work with Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg and its local neighbourhood, through hands-on activities and speculative imaginings of what Prinzessinnengarten could become in the future…
Mojisola Adebayo has worked in theatre, radio and television, over the past two decades, performing in over 50 productions, writing, devising and directing over 30 plays and leading countless workshops, worldwide, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. She trained extensively with Augusto Boal, and is an expert in Theatre of the Oppressed, often working in locations of conflict and crisis. Publications include her plays in Mojisola Adebayo: Plays One (Oberon), 48 Minutes for Palestine in Theatre in Pieces (Methuen), The Interrogation of Sandra Bland in Black Lives, Black Words (Oberon), The Theatre for Development Handbook (with John Martin and Manisha Mehta, available through www.pan-arts.net) and several academic chapters. Plays Two (Oberon) is out in 2019. Mojisola is an Associate Artist with Pan Arts, Building the Anti-Racist Classroom and Black Lives, Black Words; a Visiting Artist at Rose Bruford College; Goldsmiths and a Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London. Her next play STARS will be staged in 2020. She is currently writing Wind / Rush for the Royal National Thea atre. See www.mojisolaadebayo.co.uk for more.
Nicole Wolf is a film studies scholar, anthropologist and curator. Wolf is a lecturer at the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her most recent curatorial projects include "Moving Politics – Cinemas from India", a three-part film program at the Arsenal cinema to coincide with the "Being Singular Plural: Moving Images from India" exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin (2010) and "No Man's Land", a film program for the "Lines of Control, commemorating 60 years of partition of the Indian Subcontinent" exhibition curated by Green Cardamon (London). Her publications include "Weg in Berlin – Aber echt! Dokumentarisch-fiktionale Randnotizen" / "Away in Berlin – Really! Documentary-fictional Side Notes", in: Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Florian Wüst (Eds.), "Wer sagt denn, dass Beton nicht brennt, hast Du's probiert? Film im West-Berlin der 80er Jahre", and "Lovers of Life for Heterogeneous Time" in: "Identity Theft: Cultural Colonisation and contemporary Art." (Ed.) Jonathan Harris, University of Liverpool and Critical Forum Tate Liverpool, 2008.
The event is part of the project »Licht Luft Scheiße [Light Air Shit]. Perspectives on Ecology and Modernity« - a joint production of: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum der Freien Universität Berlin (BGBM), Martin-Elsaesser-Stiftung, Nachbarschaftsakademie im Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg and neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK).
Funded by the Bauhaus heute Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin