Post Pandemic FutureS

Intersectional Perspectives on a New, More Just World

Online Event November 30th 2020, 5:30 pm (CET) as Livestream and via ZOOM

A virus doesn’t seem to care about race, class, gender, nationality and power. Its effect is on everybody. It crosses borders and reminds humanity that we are all living on one planet. Nation/ality has no meaning for a virus going viral creating a global pandemic. So, we thought as we entered this global pandemic; when Covid-19 struck Asia, Europe, and further the Americas and Africa. After months of medical and political responses, months of national and local lockdowns and social distancing, we’re facing massive consequences, which hits us hard. As this global pandemic effects everybody and each country, it does not hit us the same. Economic recessions are emerging everywhere, people’s patience is tested everywhere, we realize we lost differently and we are continuingly addressed differently by medical treatments and governments. As we keep on practicing social distancing to stem this pandemic, the distance between the rich and the poor, the included and the excluded, the “haves” and the “have-nots” is rapidly growing.

Much is been written, much is been said about the connectivity of the global changes, challenges and needed necessities in this time of crisis. Though, times of crisis were always also times of hope and new local community approaches. In times of crisis we reconnect with each other and work towards something new, something more inclusive, more just. Times of crisis are times of future imaginations, and envisioning a new more just world we want to live in. Especially marginalized communities, and communities with collective experiences of exclusion, racialization and discrimination practice acts of future imaginations as part of community organizing and empowerment.

After a discussion about the knowledge of collective survival, and the power of Afrofuturism in July we want to continue to explore the strategies of overcoming barriers in the times of a pandemic and discuss envisioning the new of public spaces, both in the analog and digital.

With experts whose works are grounded in intersectional approaches to community education and empowerment we will discuss various ways of recent responses to consequences and challenges of Covid 19 as well as traditions of crisis responses by NGOs, marginalized and racialized communities worldwide.

Working language will be English, a German translation is possible via the zoom webinar.

The event will be streamed via Youtube and Facebook. The stream will be published on For active participation you can join the session via ZOOM. Please use the following link in order to register:


Jennifer Kamau is a Berlin-based activist and researcher. She is one of the initiators of the International Women Space, which is a network of (former) asylum seekers and migrants that fosters solidarity and collaboration, produces books, organizes campaigns and conferences on the issues of asylum seekers and migrants. This network emerged from the “famous” occupation of the Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg some years ago, as a feminist response to the predominantly male concerns of the insurgent refugees.

Kara Lynch is a time-based artist living in the Bronx, NY, and an academic of Video and Critical Studies, who taught as a professor at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Ambivalent towards hyper-visual culture, she is curious about duration, embodiment, and aural experience; and through low-fi, collective practice and social intervention lynch explores aesthetic/political relationships between time + space. Her work is vigilantly raced, classed, and gendered – Black, queer and feminist. The current project ‘INVISIBLE’, an episodic, speculative, multi-site video/audio installation – excavates the terror and resilient beauty of Black experience.

Peggy Piesche, Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung / bpb)

The Livestream will be available on and via Youtube and Facebook. For active participation in the discussion please register for the event and join the session via ZOOM.


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