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Exhibitions 20. Nov - 29. Nov 2014
Exhibitions Th | 24. Sep 2009 | 10:00
Specials 15. Jun - 16. Jun 2018


A festival of workshops and discussions about the subject queer conflict cultures.

What does conflict man to you? The first thing I think about are conflict zones, like with Gloria E. Anzaldúa. About the fact, that there are places, not only physical, in which different expectations, languages, cultures meet each other are are negotiated. She chose the border region between Mexico and USA as the subject of her work. She also expands the meaning of “border” into many other aspects where empowerment can happen. She describes the place of conflict a a body that is torn in both directions at the equator. Verena Melgarejo Weinandt in conversation with Missy Magazine and on Saturday June 16th with the workshop “read the drawings of Gloria E. Anzaldúa, at Klirrr festival.

Workshops & Discussions


Kill Your Darlings
Open workshop in cooperation with Missy Magazine for existing and future bloggers.
Friday, June 15th, 1-2 pm active Workshop (with DGS, English passible). until 8 pm open blogger workshop by Valerie-Siba Rousparast
Saturday, June 16th 12 am-1pm active Workshop (with DGS, English passible). until 8 pm open blogger workshop by Magda Albrecht & Leah Bretz


Comic Live Show (with DGS)

Watch or participate in drawings with Charlotte Hofmann
Friday, June 15th, 2-3 pm
Secret languages/common languages. Word X gesture (wit DGS)
Play with Tali Tiller, Ferdi Thajib, Qwigo L. Baldwin
Friday, June 15th, 2.30 – 4 pm


Fighting buildings: To whom belongs the city (withDGS)
Discussion with Leila Haghighat and Konstanze Schmitt moderated by Aïcha Diallo and students at Rückert-Gymnasium
Friday, June 15th, 4 – 5.30 pm



Screening and joint discussions about “Some Kind of Nature” (Tejal Shah, 2015) with Friederike Nasthold
Friday, June 15th, at the video channel from 6 – 8 pm
Screening and conversation with Mirkan Deniz and Kinay Olcaytu about „Barikat“ (Mirkan Deniz, 2017)
Saturday, June 16th, at the video channel from 6 – 8 pm


What are queer conflict cultures? (with DGS)

Workshop with Antke Engel
Saturday, June 16th, 1 – 3 pm

Queer doesn’t take anything as static. Queer doesn´t want to be normal. It enjoys the odd and the unusual. Queer is what refuses to take on a static form. It can relate to gender and sexuality. But it doesn’t have to. What´s important is, that queerness develops in relationships – be it personal or social ones. Each of those relationships have to be seen in their own special case. Is a relationship determined by power? Is lust important in those? Do problems define the relationships? What is the point of those conflicts? In this workshop we want to find out, what it means to enter into those conflicts with a queer mind set. Can you enjoy confusion and disarray – it that possible when the conflict already penetrated your skin, when the fight is already broken out?

Read the drawings of Gloria Anzaldúa (with DGS)
Workshop about the picture world oft he thicana, tejana, worker, dyke-feministic Poet and theorist with Verena Melgarejo Weinandt
Satruday, June 16th, 3.30 – 5 pm

KLIRRRR is celebrating the first year of the project Caring for Conflixt – initiated by District Berlin and Institut für Queer Theory (iQt) in colaboration with KontextSchule, i-päd – intersektionale Pädagogik, Alice Salomon Hochschule, Alfred-Nobel-Schule, Rückert-Gymnasium, Cafe Maggie / Gangway e.V., MÄDEA Intercultural centre for girls and women and Fresh 30. Supported by the Berlin Project Fund Cultural Education

All Festival contributions are offered with Translators in German and German Sign Language (DGS). Communication assistants (DGS) offer their services for more informal bilingual conversations. The festival is wheel chair accessible. On both festival days we offer child care (2-12 years) – you have to apply until June 12th for it: mail@caring-for-conflict.de

Further program information here>>.

An event by District Berlin