Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15. Workshop: ransformative Justice embodied: the somatics of (self-)accountability & repair. Elia/Care diane Fushi Bekene aka selflovetribute

Elia/Care diane Fushi Bekene aka selflovetribute
Title: Transformative Justice embodied: the somatics of (self-)accountability & repair
Dates*: Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15.
Time: 16:00 -20:00

*You can come to either one or both days of the workshop

Transformative Justice (TJ) is a framework created by marginalized communities of survivors of violence, who did not and could not rely on institutional forms of “Justice” (courts, police…). This framework, unlike the systems of “Justice” we know, calls for radical healing as it cares to address the roots of violence to break generational cycles of harm, using accountability as a tool of agency and repair, as well as centering the voices & healing of survivors instead of the punishment of harm-doers. TJ is to Justice what mutual aid is to capitalism. While mutual aid defies individualism-based capitalism by creating networks of care and generosity, and therefore addresses the root causes of inequity capitalist societies have created and sustained, TJ seeks to bring radical healing and justice, as it aims to break down violence and trauma and turn it into agency and accountability so that care becomes an active and automatic response in each and every interaction.

Care (they/them) is a light-skinned Black trans non binary trauma-informed care practitioner, artist & doula who works on re-membering embodied experiences of awe, connection, miracles & care. Their work blooms at the intersection of Black interiority, somatic memory and queer intimacies.

Always reflecting on their longing for home and belonging, they create rituals & ceremonies as portals through which displaced people can step into a healing, imaginative space unburdened by colonialism’s many violences.Drawing from ancestral knowledge and seeking to re-enact and/or recreate rituals, their practice is grounded in an intimate relationship with the land, ancestors, Spirit, the Elements & the more than human.

They study and professionally practice astrology, tarot, Reiki, hypnosis, somatics,
Transformative Justice (TJ) and doula work in Berlin, Germany.
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Aurora vol. II. A Platform On Social Recipes, Filmmaking and Mutual Aid is a project of The Institute for Endotic Research (Shoufay Derz and Lorenzo Sandoval) in collaboration with Aouefa Amoussouvi with invited guests. It follows on from Aurora. A Platform on Ecology, Interdependence and Mutual Aid, initiated by Aouefa Amoussouvi, Benjamin T. Busch and Lorenzo Sandoval in June 2022.

“Aurora” is an interdisciplinary project that departs from the idea of mutual aid in order to better understand the connections between ecology and interdependence. Aurora, which stands for dawn, is among the most common symbols of hope. The project goes beyond criticism, proposing actionable strategies for imagining better futures. Aurora vol. II. hones in on the connections between methodologies of food culture, filmmaking and storytelling as much-needed tools for reshaping our present and future. It is a platform for our entangled narratives and the creation of commonalities with others across geographical distances and time.

As we move towards climate collapse at an accelerated rate, the practice of collaborative storytelling is a necessary response. Art historian Claire Bishop speaks about how filmmaking recognises the complexity of collaborative work by naming the various workers contributing to the realization of a project. Mutual aid is activated through the art practice of filmmaking both through its inherent organisational structures of production and through its narratives. In an age where screens are virtually ubiquitous, where devices enslave and entrap us in contemporary alienation, we are at the mercy of constant disinformation, emotional modulation and seduction so that capitalism can continue its metabolic absorption.

In this sense, Aurora Vol. II confronts screen culture through a programme of workshops, reading groups and seminars that seek to engender narratives of commonality, collaboration, interdependent working structures, mutual support and empathic spaces that allow us to develop strategies of solidarity. To find effective and sustainable responses, it is necessary to reimagine existing epistemological frameworks with an intersectional and interdependent approach. Presented from March to June 2023, the program prioritises collaborative production, therefore it facilitates the project’s aims of both understanding and practising mutual aid.

– These events are free of charge, but registration is essential as spots are limited
– If for any reason you cannot attend the event after registration, please cancel your tickets ASAP so that we can fill your place.
– The health and safety of our community is our priority. Please do not attend this event if you are feeling unwell.
– For the 2-day workshops: We recommend coming on both days. However, if you are only coming on one day, please indicate in your registration if you are only coming on one day and which one (day 1 or day 2).

Aurora vol. II. A Platform on Social Recipes, Filmmaking and Mutual Aid is supported by