Berlin Stories | 6 June-13 June

News and events from our community in Berlin.

By Staff

Our latest updates for the week ahead.

Fundraiser: Our friends from aequa are fundraising to keep their vital space in Wedding open for another year. Located at Exerzierstrasse 13 and led by Refuge resident Sarj, aequa faciliates community gathering and organizing with an intersectional feminist perspective. Consider contributing to the fundraiser via this link and check Sarj’s radio shows here.

Event: We are hosting an event together with Gaza Voices, dedicated to the stories and voices coming out of Gaza and Palestine at our Niemetzstrasse space on June 7th. The evening will feature a look at various projects including documenting the ongoing genocide in Gaza, uncovering the unwritten history of Palestine to recreate a collective memory and designing tools to help preserve and share these stories. Join between 7-9PM. Free entry.

Campaign: A petition to suspend violent police officers is circulating and has so far gathered 10,000 signatures. Endorsed by Neukölln's Die Linke politician Ferat Koçak, the petition comes as a response to a video of a policeman punching a young person on Sonnenallee on May 28th, as well as the general rise of police violence at the city's recent demonstrations. Sign the petition here.

Interview: Frauenkrise Berlin are hosting an online interview today at 6PM, with Congolese feminist and human rights activist Elsie Lotendo. They will discuss "the reality on the ground, about the discourses in Congo and about the role of Germany and the EU in this ongoing violence." Participation is free, more info here.

Event: The Adira crew are celebrating Arab* drag on June 8th at Gretchen. Starting at midnight and running through the night, the collective welcomes a range of talents to “reflect on the links between drag artforms and the popular cultures of/from the Arabic speaking region.” The event will include DJ sets, workshops, panels and performances. Check out Adira’s recent Refuge show here.

Event: Connected to our field recording workshop days with Landscape this weekend, there will be a Field Records night at Tresor on Thursday June 6th and a Landscape listening session at arkaoda on Sunday June 9th.

Project: XJAZZ! have released their first compilation entitled Entangled Grounds. It houses many of Berlin's finest jazz musicians, such as Wayne Snow, Moses Yoofee, Ziggy Zeitgeist, Sonic Interventions, Douniah and A Song For You, as well as liner notes by Henry Weekes. Order the record here.

Event: The good people at SHUSH are hosting a night at 60hz this Friday, June 7th, with Orlando Rosé, host Ken Okuda and UK artist Maxwell Owin. Catch Ken warming up on air at 3PM on Friday. More info here.

Oona: Coming up at our home base, Weserstrasse 166, this week: on Thursday the Motherloading and A7A crews discuss and celebrate life in the Asian diaspora, on Friday we have an all-star perreo takeover, Saturday brings Fiestuki and Madre Mezcal together and Sunday we host the Hot Concept crew.

Event: Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt are hosting a free concert this Friday, welcoming Meiway & the Zo Gang for a concert on the terrace, followed by a DJ set by Hanaby.