Workshop

ASIAN FOOD – more than just a mouth orgasm
Let’s get together to share our favourite snacks/dishes with one another!

👁to Eye workshop 👁
🧧Donation based
Asian diaspora only ✌️

When migration occurs, one may have to adopt a new language, way of dressing, way of being, and many other aspects in order to assimilate. But food, well, the Asian diaspora ain’t letting that goodness go nowhere! Food is one of the only ways migrants connect to their cultures, ancestry and homelands.

During the workshop, we will explore, share, discuss, connect and heal with food. We will look at our food from different perspectives: food both as a political issue and as self preservation. Taking into consideration that ‚we are what we eat‘ how powerful could it be to change the relationship to our food?

Food and eating habits/rituals will help us to navigate our confrontation with identity. Given that food is an essential player, that touches many places in our lives, it becomes a powerful tool to connect us to our driving forces such as our emotions and memories.

We ask participants to bring a favourite dish/snack/ingredient they would like to share with the community and its bellies. It doesn’t have to be home made. It just has to mean something to you.

Korea Verband have been kind enough to offer their space for this workshop! It’s a beautiful location and will be showcasing their new exhibition! We want to create a more intimate setting and spots are limited. Please RSVP!

Sarah Naqvi and Vicky Truong have been discussing the next few workshops and are very excited to share their work with the Asian diaspora. As they are still to attain funding, they are doing this work voluntarily. If you want to make a donation to cover costs, please get in touch with them!

In cooperation with DAMN (Asian Germans, Make Noise) Group.

Venue: Korea Verband (Quitzowstr. 103, 10551 Berlin)

Workshop

ENTRY: Donation based – between 2 to 5 euros (whatever you can afford)
For people of Asian descent.

“CHING CHONG. KONICHIWA. NIHAAAOOOOO.” (Ridiculing with eyes pulled back)
“Asian eyes are so beautiful.”
“all y’all look alike.”
“Same same.”
“oh, so you’re not a real Asian”

Let’s talk race and intersectionality

WHAT MAKES SOMEONE ASIAN?
The shape of their eyes, nose, mouth, ears, body?
The texture and shade of one’s skin?
The way one speaks?

Well, apparently it’s not for “Asian” people to define

This workshop will be led by Vicky Truong who hosted the first session during the WE ARE NOT SAME SAME festival. The space aims to be “safer” and we ask that people who are not of Asian descent please not attend. Because, I mean, it’s like someone who’s not pregnant wanting to attend a birth giving workshop because they’re intrigued or want to just listen and learn; or even maybe insert their own inexperienced opinions. LOL, could you imagine.

The workshop’s aims are to provide a space for knowledge, healing, connection and empowerment.

This workshop cannot deny limitations to inclusivity. It will be in English (hopefully with translation provided), but will use gender inclusive language. It is wheelchair accessible.

Doors open at 18:30
Workshop will be for about 2 hours with a break.
We will have the space for 3-4 hours.
Hope to see y’all there

Venue: Aquarium am Südblock (Skalitzer Str. 6, 10999 Berlin)