The R.A.P Party Berlin (2019-)
The R.A.P Party is a London-born poetry and hip-hop event, founded by award-winning playwright, Inua Ellams. In 2019, myself and Azadê Pesmen co-curated/co-organised the Berlin chapter featuring rapper Camufingo, and actress Babiche Papaya. The R.A.P Party Berlin returns January 2020.
ALL FRUITS RIPE (2019-)
ALL FRUITS RIPE is a film series for BIPOC filmmakers (black, indigenous, people of colour) exploring LGBTQ* themes and topics. The event was founded by Candice Nembhard and draws inspiration from the Jamaican-patois expression meaning, “all is well.” The series aims to highlight the powerful impact of visual artists working across socio-political intersections. The series is orchestrated in partnership with TRAUMA Bar & Kino in Berlin.
Poet & Prophetess: Kingdom Return (2019)
As part of Opashona Ghosh’s show Till Kingdom Come at Foto Klub Kollektiv, I curated two evenings. The first featured a round of poets ( T R V Λ N I Λ, Turke Chini, and okcandice) responding to Ghosh’s illustrations. The second evening centered on a round table exploring exclusivity and issues with diversity in cinema, fitness, media, and commercial spaces. Panelists included YEOJA Magazine’s Rae Tilly, Femme Fitness’ Anisha Müller, Classic Minority’s Maissa Lihedheb, and writer/activist Erkan Affan.
YEOJA Mag x Sneakersnstuff (2019)
In 2019, I co-organised and co-curated YEOJA Magazine’s launch event in partnership with Sneakersnstuff Berlin. The night included a panel discussion on women entrepreneurs, a presentation by Give Something Back To Berlin, an up-cycling station by Melisa Minca, flash tattoos by Natassja Lehmann, a live art installation by Zoey Vero &Timur Novikov, plus live DJ sets by Yha Yha and No Shade’s AUCO. Sponsors included Russian Standard Vodka (GER), Proviant Berlin, Vöslauer Mineralwasser, Krombacher Brauerei, and Schweppes Deutschland.
Poet & Prophetess: Writing & Performance Workshop (2019)
As part of my collective Poet & Prophetess, I curated and organised a writing & performance workshop for writers, poets, singer-songwriters, and theatre practitioners. The workshop took place at Altes Finanzamt and examined critical theory, Derrida’s deconstruction theory applied to poetry, music, and physical theatre. The workshop aimed to build on existing writing skills in combination with performative elements, such as staging, vocal abilities, and movement.