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Open Call by Raki Prinzip: The Intersection Sessions

5–06–2018

Dedicated to bringing together artists, people working in the cultural sector and other creative minds, the Raki Prinzip – Intersection Sessions combines the intimate experience of a dinner night with an informal discussion on the relationship between the private and the public and the politics surrounding these terms.

We’d like to invite you to our new series of networking dinners taking place in the project space bi’bak in Berlin Wedding. The first instalment happens on Friday evening, June 8th.

In the setting of the Intersection Sessions we ask the question: What is the relation of this unequal pair, private-public, in your published work and your everyday life?

We encourage you to enter this discussion on when, whether, or how your (art)works enter the politics of being in the thin or uneasy line between private and public. We are interested in the various notions of these terms, dependent on different backgrounds, locations and positions in societies.

What is it about?

The table is at the heart of the evening, it is where food and drinks are served and people get together – some just arrived in Berlin, others have been here for years. This is the Prinzip. We call it Rakı as our table bears resemblance to a meze and raki table. This table is at the same time referring to the basic principle of one central spot found in different kinds of dinner cultures. In this setting, half public but with a familiar private feel, we ask the following question: What is the relation of this unequal pair, private-public, in your published work and your everyday life? We have a special focus on people that had to escape armed conflict, political repression and prosecution.

The Intersection Sessions is a collaboration between the bi’bak, a non-profit association for contemporary art and community projects and the team of Raki Prinzip.

With kind support of Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa 

You’d like to join the Intersection Session? 
Please apply via the contact form.

Who can join the table?
People working in the field of art and culture, writing, or other creative or academic contexts. We want to encourage applications of artists, cultural workers and journalists that had to escape armed conflict, political repression and prosecution and recently moved to Berlin.

How can I join?
Just send us some lines about yourself and your work via our contact form.

How many people take part in one session?
We have 25 seats at our table.

Is there an entrance fee?
No, it is free.

What else can you  do with Rakı than getting drunk?
Check our recipe for a unique soup!

 

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