This year, let’s leave the Tannenbaum in the forest and gather around banquets of stories!
Arts of the Working Class and Atelier Gardens welcome you to the XXXmas Bazaar of Migrating Stories on December 11 from 1 to 7pm, the 4th edition of their market for art and food, crafts and nourishment.
Sixty years ago, the first Turkish guest workers (Gastarbeiter) came to Germany to resolve the economic fortunes of the Germany we know today. Today, the figure of the “guest worker” is still torn, an eternal stranger in the new homeland. Since the ‘90s, Berlin has been the shelter for masses of creatives and artists, who find here the economic ground to soothe or ignite their struggles. Today, in a Berlin under construction by financial speculation and a growing housing crisis, which will be the new parameters of descrimination and welcoming? Can we ever gift ourselves the chance to see migration as a fundamental part of human existence, and not a byproduct a product of war, scarcity and exploitation?
Firmly clinging to the idea that the only strategy valuable to resist stigmatization and exploitation is mutuality, the XXXmas Bazaar will evoke the flavors, sounds, and textures of a multicultural winter celebration: everyone will feel at home far away from home. We celebrate workers coming from wherever they had to leave, to shape the material and cultural scene of Berlin and resist the capitalist acceleration, with small steps.
Since its first edition, the markets by AWC and Atelier Gardens gather practitioners who aim to exchange stories and knowledge shaped in products and gifts. The XXXmas Bazaar will bridge traditions of festive gatherings through the purpose of blurring borders and fostering inter-expertise solidarity.
Focusing on the figure of the Gastarbeiter, a highlight of the event will be the screening of LIEBE, D-MARK UND TOD, a documentary by Cem Kaya, which looks at the Turkish-German relationship through music, work and history.
The day will end accompanied by tunes and rhythms in collaboration with the rising star Ebow.
The participants of the market are Adelaide's Pastries, Almi Ceramics, Astral Light Studio, Barbara Quintin, Bom Dia Books, Burning Babylon Food, Callum Leo Hughes, Camila Rhodi, David Kerr, Delicate Ministitches, Dolci Breci, Eco Vitae, Huerto Shop, I crochet weird but cute things, Javi Gua, Literarische Diverse, Mattia Rotelli knitwear, META, Monroe Books, Moons, Okonomiyaki, Ousman Saidykhan, Paal World, Plenty of Eggs, Replika Publishing, ROKU, Roots Radicals, Sickness Affinity Group, SIRENO, TDD Bon Appetit, TLTRPreß, Tokyo Gohan, UKAI, Vegan Mexican Food, Weather Underground, :kollektiv.
1-7 pm, TON 1
Broadcast and Dj Set
wearebornfree! Empowerment Radio
1-4 pm, TON 1
Screening & Artist Talk
LIEBE, D-MARK UND TOD / ASK, MARK VE ÖLÜM
A documentary film by Cem Kaya on the music culture of migrants from Turkey in Germany, 98 minutes, followed by a discussion
5-7 pm, TON 5
7-10 pm, TON 5
Image cover: designed by Giorgia Belotti
Images: © Atelier Gardens / Stefan Korte; © Atelier Gardens / FilmDAS
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