CW#16 l SEASON 3 l Collective Utopias
06 September 2023, Wednesday | Season 3, Episode 16
Apartment Project and online
Livestream link: https://youtube.com/live/doSmKgVqMPk
Organized by the Apartment Project Berlin and funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe
19:30 Panel discussion with Prince Emrah, Astan KA and the fem*ergy collective, followed by a music performance by Astan KA and the fem*ergy collective
To deepen the conversation on «Collectivity», Prince Emrah, Astan KA, and the fem*ergy collective discuss the transformative potential of collectives in Berlin at the upcoming «Chromatic Wednesdays» event. They consider the role of collectives as havens of mutual support, as safe spaces, and for fostering shared creativity among marginalized people. Hosted by the fem*ergy collective, the panel discussion invites Prince Emrah, a multifacated artist and mother of the Queerberg Collective/House of Royals, and Astan Ka, an artistic performer from the Sonic Interventions collective, to share their personal experiences with collective activism in the creative field. The exchange highlights dynamics within collectives and explores their challenges, benefits, and impact on the Berlin cultural scene.
Prince Emrah (she/he) is a professional belly dancer, DJ, occasional drag queen, host of the Black & Brown Cabaret Show and the mother of Queerberg/House of Royals artist collective, which provides a space for BIPOC LGBTQIA+ asylum seekers and refugees.
Astan KA is an artistic performer, singer-rapper, actress, mover and event curator based in Berlin. She is the lead singer of the band Asphalt Djelis, a member of the Berlin based music collective Sonic Interventions, co-founder of Cult’Sup’, an afro-hybrid artistic cultural event as well as a stylist and artistic director for the fashion cultural concept KASAPIO.
The fem*ergy collective is a community of values based in Berlin and Switzerland, founded in Berlin in 2021 by musicians Ay Wing, mari.ama and Johanna Amelie. The idea of sharing stages, organizational efforts and visibility led to the creation of a permanent collective to support each other with individual skills and networks. The fem*ergy collective focuses on the visibility of fem* and non-binary artists and welcomes all who respect the values of the collective. The artists of the fem*ergy collective create songs, events and community-oriented projects continuously initiating collaborations and expanding their network.
«Chromatic Wednesdays» is a bi-weekly event series bringing together creative thinkers across diverse backgrounds. As part of this interdisciplinary program, the panel discussion will begin at 19.30 (doors open at 19.00) Apartment Project (Hertzbergstraße 13, 12055 Berlin) and can also be followed online on Youtube (https://youtube.com/live/doSmKgVqMPk).
The space of the Apartment Project is accessible by wheelchair.