[un]learning structures #5 | producing & community management

[un]learning structures #5 | producing & community management

Mon 23.01. | 11:00 - 14:00 (CET)
online via zoom

in english language

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the structural implementation of care: producing & community management

In this workshop edition we will be looking at the implementation of Care into a running structure and the meaning of community management in the independent cultural and performing arts sector in general. The workshop will be led by Dayna Ash, Executive Director, and Yasmine El Rifaii, Creative Director of the arts space and cultural feminist organization heaven for artists in Beirut, as well as Cérise C. Carson, Community Manager of the intersectional coworking space and social club biwoc* rising in Berlin. 

The workshop will offer different insights into the intersections of cultural management and community management, on the the implementation of an intersectional approach to the social aspect of management and on the structural manifestation of care as a concept.

dayna ash

Dayna Ash is an intersectional feminist, cultural activist, writer, and the founder & Executive Director of Haven for Artists, an unapologetic cultural feminist organization working at the intersection of art and activism.

She was named one of the BBC's 100 most inspirational Women in 2019, awarded the Woman of Distinction award in 2020 by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, and Leader in LGBT Health Equity award from the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health in 2021 for advancing LGBTQ wellbeing in Lebanon. 

Dayna serves on the Artist Changemaker Advisory Council for the Global Fund for Women, is a Selection Committee Member for The Doria Feminist Fund, and is a Champion for SheDecides+. 

In 2022, she was named the Intersectional Feminism Advocacy Fellow - The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at the American University of Beirut. 

yasmine el rifaii

Yasmine El Rifaii is a cultural activist, creative director, and visual artist from Tripoli, Lebanon.

She holds a BA in interior architecture from the Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), while most of her experience has come from the ever-growing knowledge and networks inherited from and taught by intersectional feminists, witches, and ancestors alike.

She is the creative director of Haven for Artists, a non-profit feminist cultural organization in Beirut, Lebanon that works at the intersection of art and activism; unapologetically campaigning, and advocating for women’s and queer rights.

Yasmine is also the co-founder, editorial director, and co-creative director of al-hayya magazine, a bi-annual print that publishes literary and visual content on women's works, interests, and strife, in Arabic and English.

As a multi-disciplinary artist, Yasmine employs creative methods, primarily publishing and curating, to challenge the capitalist hetero-patriarchal machine and the status quo.

cérise c. carson

Cérise C. Carson, (they/them/she) are the community manager of the intersectional coworking space BIWOC* Rising, feel good manager, mental health activist, life coach, certified nutritionist and artist, based in Berlin, with a worldly soul. 

They have a BA in graphic design, a skill which has allowed them to create and utilize balanced imagery and typography to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate humans in a therapeutic form. Within the community, they advocate for diversity and deep connections, combining their unique lived experience with specialized training, relating to a broad range of people from various backgrounds, ages, experiences and education levels. 

Founder of reset mom (R.eality E.eating S.elf esteem T.angible M.ind O.ver M.atter), Cérise facilitates a weekly healing circle for black women*, living in recovery of and/or with (an)eating disorder(s), bring them out of isolation with this taboo topic and into making space for self healing. 

As a certified nutritionist and life coach they focuse on the balance of mind, body and soul, allowing their own personal and professional story to reflect the diversity they recognise and seek to foster in others. 

By incorporating life experiences with tools and methods, Cérise joins expertise and a high level of empathy to foster spaces that feel safe for the community she seeks to build. 

about [un]learning structures

The events in the frame of [un]learning structures - curated and organized by nara virgens, epona hamdan & melmun bajarchuu - tackle questions of  how to produce in a way that is sensitive towards different forms of discriminiation and critical of power structures in the performing arts with a focus on accessibility from an anti-ableist perspective, racism through a structural lense, thinking about how sustainability intersects with these two themes – and how these approaches can be put into practice. more about the event series [un]learning structures

target group

The workshop is aimed at protagonists in artistic production within the independent performing arts who want to reflect on and redesign or further develop existing production processes. With its practical focus, the workshop aims at the application of the presented contexts in existing production processes, which the participants shape or redesign in their individual work environment.

waiting list

This workshop has a limited number of participants. If the event is already fully booked on our website, you can contact martin by mail, who will keep a waiting list and contact you if there are any free places.