What's next

Invitation: What’s next? Mental health from the lens of social justice: Embodiment community meetings for cultural workers with Tanja Sokolnykova

⏰ Save the date: 20th March, 17:30-22:00
📝 Please fill out the registration form by 19.03.2024.
📍Herzbergstraße 82-84, 10365 Berlin
 🇺🇸 Language: English 

This series of community meetings invites cultural workers and artists into a practice space and exploration of how we can create more trauma-sensitivity, safety and trust in our spaces – in ourselves, our communities and organizational structures facing multiple wars and conflicts, growing violence and despair. Through body-centered and regenerative practices, reflection and exchange we’ll navigate different questions around interrelation of mental health, trauma and systems of oppression, and ground them somatically in our experiences. We politicize mental health and our right for well-being as a way of nurturing our response-ability, resilience and healing. Rest, slowness, vulnerability, grief and joy have place to be in this space. 

During this meeting we dive deeper into the framework of brave space and awareness  group agreements to establish more trust and respect in our space. This session focuses on the ritual of authentic movement and witnessing individual and collective body as its core practice. We explore our identities, experiences and patterns, allowing them to move, shift and being seen. The questions about political role of bearing witness and how we give/receive support are part of our exploration. 

Tanja Sokolnykova (she/her) is arts educator, somatics practitioner and human being from Ukraine (Mykolaiv), based in Berlin. Refecting on her migration biography and different (traumatic) experiences in the context of systems of inequity and social violence has shaped and is continuously shaping her perspective. Tanja works at the intersection of cultural and political education with different communities and in schools. She leads body-oriented and art-therapeutic group processes. Since russian full-scale invasion, she has been co-organizing and facilitating socio-cultural projects with women* and teenagers from Ukraine. 
Snacks and drinks are provided. Please come in comfortable clothes and take a blanket or yoga mat with you. 

Please come in comfortable clothes.  

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Kasia Zielinska (zielinska@zusaculture.org) or Adina Constantin (constantin@zusaculture.org).

“What’s next? Safe cultural multi-spaces for the multidisciplinary reflection of (post)war and (post)crisis European identity” — project in a partnership of Fundația Gabriela Tudor (Romania), MitOst e.V. (Germany), Musiktheatertage Wien (Austria), Proto produkciia (Ukraine), Wrocław Institute of Culture (Poland), zusa (Germany).