Memory Care

4 Mar 2020 – 27 Aug 2020

Special hours

19:30 – 21:00
19:30 – 21:00
19:30 – 21:00

Timezone: Europe/Berlin


Hosted by: DISTRICT Berlin

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Event series with talks, film program, workshops, lecture, performance and concert.


4. March to 27. August 2020

A project by Nuray Demir and Andrea Caroline Keppler

The official historiography of the peaceful revolution in 1989 and the unification of the two Germanys in 1990 is still dominated by a German majority perspective, in which migration history plays no role. Taking this historical void as a starting point, we would like to take the 60th anniversary of the West German recruitment agreements with Greece and Spain (1960) and Turkey (1961) as well as the 40th anniversary of the bilateral treaty between the GDR and Vietnam (1980) as an opportunity to bring together intersectional cultures of remembrance that take the post-migrant society into account.

We see the event series Memory Care as an attempt to counter the dominant narrative with intersectional memory cultures and to trace the stories of migrant workers and other marginalized protagonists. Using very different forms of protest and resistance, they have done important pioneering work and left an empowering legacy that is still very relevant. We want to make this legacy visible.

We bring together contemporary witnesses, workers, activists, artists, theorists, researchers and other protagonists to draw connecting lines from their shared experiences, create new alliances and strengthen existing ones.

In cooperation with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. With kind support from Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.


4. März 2020,  17-20 h
Celebrating. Striking. Keep On Fighting: Feministische Kämpfe gestern und heute
Protestbanner-Workshop für den Frauen*kampftag am 8. März mit Besuch der Ausstellung Labor 89 im FHXB Museum mit einer Einführung von Nicola Lauré al-Samarai / Ko-Kuratorin der Ausstellung

3 June, 7 – 8.30 pm
Small Town Utopia
Talk with Sabuha Salaam, Tülin Duman and Ipek İpekçioğlu
Via Livestream and at District Berlin

16 July, from 7.30 pm
Poetische Kämpfe: Unsere Waffen sollen unsere Worte sein.
with Tunay Önder (migrantenstadl) and Ismahan Wayah and via live stream with Hengameh Yaghoobifarah

13 August, from 7.30 pm
Die Mauer fiel uns auf den Kopf
Film screening and talk with Gülriz Eğilmez, Angelika Nguyen and Peggy Piesche

27 August, from 7.30 pm
Widerständige Melancholie
Concert with Derya Yıldırım and N.N.


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