Talk with Moro Yapha (social media activist and working with Wearebornfreeberlin Empowerment Radio), Bhrigupati Singh (Department of Anthropology, Brown University/Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin) and Nora Al-Badri (artist).
Concept by Nora Al-Badri as part of Zukunftsland 2099.
18:00 Görlitzer Park (In opposite of the play ground in the back part of the park: https://goo.gl/maps/3bTLbgSRxyfM8xgt9).
The intervention takes place after the bus tour “Berlin Utopian Tours”.
Nora Al-Badri lives and works directly next to Görlitzer Park. Almost everyday she passes by dreaming of the endless possibilities of Görli. How will the Görli 2099 feel like?
What if the dealers would sell art instead of narcotic substances? Both economies are opaque. Would it democratise the art market if you could get your daily dose of art at any given corner? Maybe the Görli could become the new hub for dealing with African art in Europe! Artworks from Africa are well looked after in the museums, but the body politics in the park, in Berlin, in Germany, and in Europe are inhumane.
Nora Al-Badri is a multi-disciplinary media artist with a German-Iraqi background. She lives and works in Berlin. She graduated in political sciences at Johann Wolfgang Goethe
University in Frankfurt/Main. Since 2009 she collaborates with Jan Nikolai Nelles in some of her works. Her work was featured at The New York Times, BBC, The Times, Artnet, Wired, Le Monde Afrique, Financial Times, Arte TV, The Independent, New Statesmen, Hyperallergic, Smithsonian, Al Ahram, Egypt Today, Vice, Hürriyet, Dezeen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Spiegel Online, Heise, The Boston Globe, Dezeen, Archdaily, Polska, La informacion, De Volkskrant, Gizmodo, New Scientist, Popular Science and The Verge amongst others.
Zukunftsland 2099 is curated by Mikala Hyldig Dal, Katharina Koch, Dorothea Nold and takes place in cooperation with Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg, Lausitzer Str. 10, Augmented Archive. Kindly supported with project funding from the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg and FriXfonds – artistic interventions in public space.
Artists: Nora Al-Badri, Lisa Glauer, Mikala Hyldig Dal, Dorothea Nold, Franziska Pierwoss, SUPERFILIALE (Markus Born & Markus Zimmermann).