Wat is een safe space? En hoe maken we er gebruik van? Binnen deze workshops wordt de discussie over het concept van safe spaces aangemoedigd. Onder begeleiding van Aru Lee wisselen we ervaringen uit en raken we thema’s aan als begrip, bewustzijn, verantwoordelijkheid en actie ondernemen. De workshops gaan online door via zoom.

Zaterdag 11 juli om 11u: mixed workshop Safe Spaces

Vrijdag 17 juli om 18u: open workshop Safe Spaces

Zaterdag 18 juli om 11u: gesloten workshop Safe Spaces

De workshops zijn gratis en gaan door in het Engels.

 


 

11 july

“Caring for myself is not self indulgence, it is self preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” - Audre Lorde

Are safe spaces an act of political warfare? What does it mean to have a safe space? How do we navigate in spaces that we relate to but also in spaces we feel so alien to? How do you personally impact spaces you enter or function in? This workshop will encourage discussion around the concept of safe spaces with BPOC and white persons. It will explore the different ways in which we navigate spaces and the impact such environments, and people have/can have on us. The workshop will be interactive consisting of dialogues, exercises that will enable fruitful discussions and open understanding to different lived experiences, touching on topics such as awareness, accountability and action.

This workshop is open to a mixed audience. For those wanting to attend the BPOC only workshop on Safe Spaces please register on the facebook page specifically for that event.

Places are limited. Subscribe before the 3d of July by sending an email to bibliotheek@schaarbeek.be.
You will receive a confirmation including the link to the Zoom meeting & password to participate in the online workshop.

Bio: Aru Lee is a poet and workshop coordinator with a background in Interior architecture, who uses poetry to raise awareness about cultural differences. They express their emotions and journey as a black, queer african diasporic person through personal observation, experience and facts. Their work talks about what it means to look for meaning in ourselves when growing up in different environments. What defines home and how our mental health is affected by our history. They explore concepts of self-love through the deconstruction of everything learnt. They have also led various workshops around concepts such as intersectionality, race, and gender.

17 july

This workshop will assist attendees in the analysis of safe space design development with a focus on public spaces. It introduces participants in understanding the navigation and mental construction of safe spaces in public areas. What are safe spaces and what does it mean to have a safe space? We present techniques and advice for transferring foreign information that an individual may not necessarily think of first hand. Participants will receive a powerpoint with recap of discussion topics and group exercises. The workshop proceeds in three sessions:
Introduction to workshop and group dialogues; A group exercise. A group evaluation of experiences and discussions on mindfulness. The aim is to help participants assess their future design development process and navigation of spaces.

This workshop is open to a mixed audience. For those wanting to attend the BPOC only workshop on Safe Spaces please register on the facebook page specifically for that event.

Places are limited. Subscribe before the 3d of July by sending an email to bibliotheek@schaarbeek.be.
You will receive a confirmation including the link to the Zoom meeting & password to participate in the online workshop.

Bio: Aru Lee is a poet and workshop coordinator with a background in Interior architecture, who uses poetry to raise awareness about cultural differences. They express their emotions and journey as a black, queer african diasporic person through personal observation, experience and facts. Their work talks about what it means to look for meaning in ourselves when growing up in different environments. What defines home and how our mental health is affected by our history. They explore concepts of self-love through the deconstruction of everything learnt. They have also led various workshops around concepts such as intersectionality, race, and gender.

 

18 july

 

“Caring for myself is not self indulgence, it is self preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” - Audre Lorde

Are safe spaces an act of political warfare? What does it mean to have a safe space? How do we navigate in spaces that we relate to but also in spaces we feel so alien to? This workshop will encourage discussion around the concept of safe spaces for non white persons. It will explore the different ways in which we navigate spaces and the impact such environments have and can have on us. The workshop will be interactive consisting of dialogues, and exercises that will enable fruitful discussions as well as an open understanding to different lived experiences.

This workshop is closed to BPOC audience. For those wanting to attend the workshop but do not identify as BPOC please register for the mixed workshop sessions on Safe Spaces, or Public Spaces on the facebook pages specifically for those events.

Places are limited. Subscribe before the 3d of July by sending an email to bibliotheek@schaarbeek.be.
You will receive a confirmation including the link to the Zoom meeting & password to participate in the online workshop.

Bio: Aru Lee is a poet and workshop coordinator with a background in Interior architecture, who uses poetry to raise awareness about cultural differences. They express their emotions and journey as a black, queer african diasporic person through personal observation, experience and facts. Their work talks about what it means to look for meaning in ourselves when growing up in different environments. What defines home and how our mental health is affected by our history. They explore concepts of self-love through the deconstruction of everything learnt. They have also led various workshops around concepts such as intersectionality, race, and gender.