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Zine-Workshop

"I can't grasp it yet, [...] I want to embalm her so that she remains like a work of art."  - Hanna Bekker vom Rath about her deceased mother


There is little room for mourning in our society. Death is an omnipresent topic that affects us all. Nevertheless, little space is created in this system to deal with the subject of death.

In capitalist, patriarchal society, feeling is generally dismissed as weak. This also includes mourning. Anyone who has lost a loved one on Friday evening is still expected to be back in the office on Monday to do their paid work. How can dealing with grief and, by extension, with one's own feelings, but also those of others, be a feminist practice? And how can narratives about grief and trauma be reclaimed?

Xinan Pandan (no pronouns) is a poet, multimedia artist and community care bear. Xinan works from a queer, diasporic and neurodivergent perspective on oppression depression, chronic illness, healing, trauma and building sustainable support systems of solidarity. Xinan dreams that we can build community so that everyone can get the safety, care and love they need.

This event is part of the series FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES, an intersectional, discursive accompanying programme curated by Sonja Eismann (editor of Missy Magazine) and Josephine Papke (author and journalist).
Additional information
Booking: Registration for the workshop at the Museumsdienst Berlin. Public events are free of charge with a museum ticket.
Dates
May 2024
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