COMING UP
On navigating nightlife and festivals as Black people
w/ Black History Month
WE 03.03 19:00
 


CONVERSATIONS ON NOT BEING THERE … YET
on rethinking and creating safer spaces in nightlife w/ Mothers & Daughters
online conversations
WE 24.02 19:00

Collectives active in community building through nightlife come together to discuss and rethink the creation and maintenance of safer nightlife spaces.

Des collectifs qui contribuent activement à la constitution de communautés dans la vie nocturne se réunissent pour discuter de la meilleure façon de créer et de maintenir des espaces plus safe, notamment pour des communautés encore trop souvent exclues et qui trouvent dans la vie nocturne la liberté d’être eux/elles-mêmes et/ou d’échapper au monde extérieur qui les oppresse. Quels sont les obstacles qu’on rencontre quand on veut avoir accès à des espaces physiques permanents (ou pas) pour y former une communauté ? À quel point la nécessité de tels espaces communautaires nocturnes est-elle urgente à Bruxelles ? Que pouvons-nous apprendre de tels lieux qui existent à Londres, Berlin ou Amsterdam, alors qu’à Bruxelles, ils émergent à peine ? Est-il possible pour des « créateurs de communautés » de travailler de manière plus sûre avec des lieux et des institutions qui ne sont pas dirigés par un membre de ces communautés en question ? Et si oui, de quelle façon ?

Avec Amari Bouzin (ROYALE), Maha Youssef (Sehaq Queer Refugees Group Amsterdam) et Marie Scheins & Claire Shybusa (Naast Monique)

 

Suivez la discussion en direct sur ce site ou revoyez-la ultérieurement.

 

La discussion se déroule en anglais et sera modérée par Marnie Slater de Mothers & Daughters

Mothers & Daughters - A Lesbian* and Trans* Bar*, a collective project and community space in Brussels by and for lesbian and trans people, and their friends and allies. The project focuses on creating safer spaces for learning, celebration, political solidarity and representation from an intersectional queer and feminist perspective. 
mothersanddaughters.be
instagram.com/mothersanddaughtersbar

Marnie Slater is a New Zealand-born and Brussels-based visual artist who Marnie’s art-making and long-term collaborations are led by queer and feminist politics and desires. She is part of the All the Cunning Stunts, co-curator of Buenos Tiempos, Int. and a team member of Mothers & Daughters – A LesBIan* and Trans* Bar*. Marnie is currently teaching on the AdMa program at St Lucas School of Art, Antwerp, where she is also undertaking a year-long research project on process tools for queer and feminist art making.
instagram.com/marnie_jane_slater

Amari Bouzin is an artist but also a non-binary model, represented in Paris and Milan. They’re known as an experimental DJ, deconstructing club's music narrative with spiritual sounds. But most of their recent work is around Black and Queer sensualities, creating innovative spaces around that topic.
instagram.com/amariskingdom

ROYALE: Diving into the Art World with visual art, sound and performance. Questioning institutionalized spaces around Queerness, Blackness and sensualities. 
instagram.com/___royale___queers

Sehaq Queer Refugees Group is a refugee-led collective that raises awareness, hosts community events, and creates safer spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and queer (LGBTQ) asylum seekers, refugees and undocumented people in the Netherlands, and which centers the experiences of refugees from the MENA regions. Sehaq means “dykeness” in Arabic, a reclaimed slur used to insult lesbians. Adopting a leftist feminist approach to politics, Sehaq also aspires to create solidarity networks between the Dutch-based queer and trans refugee/diaspora community and the (activist) communities in the global South/MENA.
instagram.com/sehaqnl

Naast Monique  is a Queer space collectively organized and located in Anderlecht. They host and set up projects run for and by womxn, trans, bi, fags, dykes, queers, sex-workers, etc. Amongst other activities Naast Monique offers a library, a bar, a cine club and soon a bike atelier.
http://www.naastmonique.pink