A practical look at the role of safe spaces in achieving more autonomy and self determination in migrant and refugee communities
How to build an equal digital future?
Part I/ 17th Jun 2020: 18:00 pm
In the last decades, digitalization has impacted every level of our lives and of the society we live in. The process has basically changed the way we work, how we learn, how we communicate with each other and with the world. It has brought about positive factors. For instance, our access to knowledge is unprecedented, so is our productivity. Social media and digital platforms give us an opportunity to raise our voices and present our ideas. At the same time, the access to these amounts of data has changed the power relations and has shifted the balances between traditional institutions and new domains. Disruptions are the order of the day in our time.
But is digitalization the key to equality and diversity? How close is our social-media bubble to reality? What is the relation between intersectionality and digitalization? How can it be used as a tool for marginalized communities to gain more empowerment and self determination? How can digitalization help us create a more equal future in reality?
To discuss these question we invited:
1-Zoha Aghamehdi (born in Tehran, lives as work in Berlin) is the founder and CEO of Studio Notatio. Notatio is a newly founded Organization in the intersection of gender equality and digital technologies. Notatio’s vision is a just digital transformation and its mission is to provide a discourse around the gender aspect in digital technologies, creating bridges between data science and human science and accelerating gender equality through technology and innovation.
2-Javier Toscano (born in Mexico City, lives and works in Berlin) is a visual artist, documentary filmmaker and interdisciplinary researcher in the fields of new media and urbanism. His work has involved a continuous search to generate and collaborate with minorities, communities and groups with disabilities towards the production of alternative narratives of self-affirmation and vital exploration. He holds a PhD in Philosophy and has been a post-doc researcher in Media Politics in Paris and Berlin. He is currently writing a book-length essay on coding, digital memory and the claims to truth within the frame of a post-factual society.
From Idea to Self Organization final Event: 17th October 2020
As we are slowly entering the cold days of Autumn, we are getting closer to the end of “From Idea to Self-Determination”.
“Celebrating” might sound kind of absurd: Standing in the middle of a pandemic, while many people are suffering, while new wars are beginning, while it might feel like the world is falling apart, while we are standing there with lots of doubts, questions and worries about the future.
But celebrating could be a form of resistance. Coming together and just simply enjoying could be a resistance against the “Leistungsgesellschaft”. It could also help us build more sustainable movements.
additional note: Since we were not sure if we are able to have this event because of the new Corona regulations, it took a bit long to send you this invitation. We talked again with the venue and made sure that we could hold the event. The hall is 240 m2 so we will have lots of space (6-8 m2 per person) to keep the distance. Other than that we keep the doors open and keep our masks on whenever we are moving but nevertheless: If you feel uncomfortable being with other people in closed spaces or prefer to stay home these times, it's absolutely acceptable. You can join us online! (will send you the link in the next few days.)
It would be amazing to let us know if you come.
Our voice against linguicism.
Call for application
we are looking for a new member in our team
Part-time job 10 hours / week: 450 months
We are looking for reinforcement for our team:
For our new project ’Meet your Job’ ’, we are looking for a project assistant from February 1st to August 1st.
Interest in and desire for anti-racist and anti-migrant work
Experience with organization and administration
Very good knowledge of the German language (another language is advantageous)
Willingness to work independently in a non-hierarchical and diverse team
Your tasks are:
Administrative work for the new project
Communication with the sponsor and participants
Independent planning and implementation of project tasks
Preparation and accompaniment of workshops
Thinking ahead when designing new projects
Meaningful work for equal opportunities for migrants and BiPoC people
A non-hierarchical working atmosphere
Flexible working time arrangements
The opportunity to work in a feminist-anti-racist team
BiPoC people, women and queer people, people with migration experience and people with disabilities are expressly invited to apply.
Since the project is being carried out in Berlin, applicants must be ready to work in Berlin during this period.
Send us your CV and a short letter of motivation by January 10 at, telling us what your previous experience is and why you are interested in the position.