The Poetics and Politics of Care – Navigating Technologies of Knowledge

11/3 2021 3 pm — 6 pm

A workshop for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color)

This workshop deals with aspects of “pleasure activism” (as coined by Adrienne Maree Brown), as a method of creating, working, existing together, and aspiring to enjoy life as a form of dissidence. In this sense we are focusing on practices of (self-)care and joy, regarding the knowledge production, narratives, and transformations of BIPOC communities. We intend to create a space for (un)learning together and for critical (self-)reflection aiming to produce sustainable tools for the transgenerational transmission of knowledge. This knowledge is not only defined by what we have been taught, even against the grain, but embraces the very body technology every one of us possesses.

Hosted by: Njideka Iroh and Marissa Lobo

Languages: English and German – the workshop is also open to other languages spoken and translated by participants

Limited number of participants: max. 12

Please register until March 10 at

The free-of-charge workshop The Poetics and Politics of Care – Navigating Technologies of Knowledge is aimed exclusively at Black people, People of Color, and people who identify as Indigenous/Indígena.


Njideka Iroh is a writer, artist and curator who utilizes spoken word to form a point of departure for multilingual, genre-crossing storytelling. Her work deals with identity, power relations, gentrification, decolonisation, Afrofuturism, and the embodiment of knowledge. Throughout Europe, she has been working in activist and educational settings in the context of BIPOC organizations since 2006.

Marissa Lobo
Artist, curator in search of exit strategies, believes in affective politics with a radical structural impact, is tired of violent academic discourses and a lack of practice in the redistribution of resources.

This workshop is part of Esther Abiona Ojo’s and Huda Takriti’s exhibition Weaving Truths, Untangling Fictions, which is currently on view at the Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz.