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Diaspora Europa


Curated by Shelly Kupferberg and Tímea Junghaus
In cooperation with the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture e. V. (ERIAC)

They all have a history in Europe and are part and culture of this continent. But they also unite exclusion, experiences of difference, transfiguration and defamation: Diaspora Europe unites different contemporary perspectives of Rom*nja, Sinte*zza and Jews on the here and now.

Originally planned for May 8 and 9, Diaspora Europe - together with the project "The Investigation 2020" based on Peter Weiss about the Auschwitz trial in Frankfurt/Main - was to invite to an artistic discussion on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation from German National Socialism and Europe Day. We are horrified to see how quickly, in a crisis-ridden year like 2020, old prejudices, even those already believed to be dead, mingle like a ghost in social discourses.

Diaspora Europe focuses on letting the communities themselves take a stand, presenting their own perspectives and narratives on Europe and its history. To this end, journalist Shelly Kupferberg and the Executive Director of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) Tímea Junghaus have invited artists from a wide range of genres to show their work. Memories, identities, locations, surveys and visions of living together in Europe are presented, discussed and finally celebrated in a kaleidoscopic way in performances, conversations and music. The aim here is to articulate intersections of shared experiences and - on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day on 10 December - to enter into a dialogue with the audience, with a common voice in diversity.

Family Archive of Europe's Diasporas | exhibition, 09.12.–07.01.
Jews News Today von Moritz Richard Schmidt und Max Czollek | video installation, 10.–12.12.
Sinti_ze Jazz. Mit Riah Knight, Rosenberg Trio, Sandro Roy & Jermaine Landsberger Trio feat. Giovanni Weiss, Lauenberger Quartett featuring TAYO | concert, 10.12.
Rassismus gegen Rom*nja und Sinte*zze im Netz. Vortrag von Sonja Kosche (Netzaktivistin) | online discourse, 10.12.
Sinti_ze Jazz Special. Mit dem Rosenberg Trio | concert, 10.12.
Auf Spurensuche. Führung der Initiative Stolpersteine Berlin Mitte durch das ehemalige Scheunenviertel | guided tour, 11./12.12.
Hitler Baby One More Time von Dor Aloni und Raban Witt | drama, 11./12.12.
Durch Gärten. Eine Hommage an Tatjana Barbakoff mit Oxana Chi und Layla Zami | dance, 11./12.12.
Ferenc Snétberger: In Concert. Sologitarre Improvisationen | concert, 11.12.
Position mit Abstand. Moderation: Shelly Kupferberg | online discourse, 12.12.
Romanistan Monologe | drama, performance, 12.12.

Supported by Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung

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