Friday, 08.06.2018 at 8 pm
Rakı Prinzip – Intersection Sessions is a series of community dinners taking place in the project space bi’bak in Berlin Wedding. Dedicated to bringing together artists, people working in the cultural sector and other creative minds, the Rakı 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.
The Intersection Sessions are themselves half public and half private. They want to create a setting that is open yet with a familiar atmosphere.
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.
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.
You’d like to join the Intersection Session?
Please contact us via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us shortly what you do and why you’d like to join this session
Who can join the table?
People working in the field of art and culture, writing, or other creative or academic contexts. We encourage applications of artists, cultural workers and journalists that had to escape armed conflict, political repression and prosecution and recently moved to Berlin.
How many people take part in one session?
We have 25 seats at our table.
Is there an entrance fee?
No, it is free. We receive support from a fund of the Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.