Bouchra Lamsyeh & Johanna Couvée Citylab Pianofabriek
There’s Nothing Wrong with People II: FEAR
There is Nothing Wrong with People, but you cannot self-love your way out of systemic oppression (TiNWwP) is a cultural program of four chapters that looks at the intersection of mental health and social justice. While mainstream psychology too often individualizes and depoliticizes our mental health, TiNWwP explores the ways in which the personal is political and the political is personal. It investigates the impact of patterns of oppression on our well-being through workshops, performances and conversations. At the heart of each edition lie personal stories and healing practices of people who experience the consequences of systemic oppression, to counter the increasing invisibility of marginalized voices.
The four editions of TiNWwP aim to connect bodies, minds and souls and to collectivize the experience of our emotions: our anger, fear, grief and joy. After collectively connecting to our anger in September 2022, the Winter Edition will be FEAR infused. What makes us fearful? What does fear activate in our body? Overcoming fear(s), and at which cost(s)? How do we transform fear into a fuel of excitement, self-compassion and wisdom? You are invited throughout this program to participate actively in collective change and new codes of conduct, within and around yourselves. And the cherry on the cake: every single edition ends with a party where we dance while cultivating energy for joyful militancy!
DAY PROGRAMME WORKSHOPS + TALK
14:30 Doors open
15:00-18:00 Performing with Fear creative writing, poetry and performance with Aru Lee
WORKSHOP | open to black people and people of color | duration: 3H | EN (&FR) @dance studio > tickets
15:00-18:00 Brave Space: Body & Movement as Gateway to Healing with Femke Muylaert
WORKSHOP | open to all | duration: 3H | EN (&FR) @concert studio > tickets
18:00-19:00 Break with fear-ce suprises with a.o. Nabil Ennassouh & Val (Getoffmybroom & Back2soilbasics) > free
19:00 If fear could talk, what would it say? Speakers soon announced !
TALK I duration 1H I FR & EN @concert studio > free
NIGHT PROGRAMME PERFORMANCE + PARTY I tickets
20:00 Autokèn by Anne Corté
PERFORMANCE I duration 1H I in FR with EN & NL subtitles @theaterzaal > tickets
21:00 Collective dinner @bar & concert studio (price not included in the ticket)
22:30 > 03:00 PARTY > tickets
with DJ RaQL, DJ Auncle Mymy & performance by Nabil Ennassouh I @bar & concert studio I extra tickets at the door from 21:00 onwards
THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH PEOPLE is both an unapologetic and an intimate response in search of tools and spaces of healing. It seeks to respond to the vital need of many to redefine not only our inner relationships but also our ways of relating to each other and our environment. It is a four-part cultural program that zooms in on the intersection of mental health and social justice. Through workshops, performances and conversations, you will discover how social conditions and systems of oppression can affect well-being.
Be an active participant in collective change and new codes of conduct, in and around you. And don't forget: every edition ends with a party, where Brussels DJs share their best beats and inspire you to cheerful activism!
• This program is curated by Johanna Couvée and Bouchra Lamsyeh, and is a collaboration with CITYLAB Pianofabriek and many other inspiring partners! Bouchra Lamsyeh is co-responsible for the artistic programming of Bâtard Festival, next to being a cultural doula, multidisciplinary artist, actor, DJ, activist, and juridic advisor. Johanna Couvée is a curator, cultural space creator and workshop facilitator working for Citylab. She is trained as a somatic psychologist and researches ways to build bridges between therapeutic embodied practices, collective action, and social justice.
• As a creative incubator for art and artivism, Citylab Pianofabriek supports Brussels-based talents when developing and imagining their perspective on urban futures. In this creative process, self-formed artists define themselves, what art is, and develop an artistic voice to tell their own (vision on) herstories, hxstories, or histories. In July 2021, Kaaitheater and Citylab Pianofabriek worked together for the first time with the Inside Out festival, which functioned as an artistic mirror of life at the centers of BXL.
"We are all parts of ecosystems and when those ecosystems are sick, we need collectively to think about how to heal that rather than only focus on ourselves." – BRUZZ
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