What's next

Invitation: What’s next, Body-oriented community meeting for cultural workers with Tanja Sokolnykova

⏰ Save the date: 28th Feb, 17:30 (duration 3,5h)
📝 The number of participants is limited. Please fill out the registration form till 27.02.2024.
📍Anton-Saefkow-Platz 13, 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 conficts, growing violence and despair. Through body-oriented practices, refection 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. 
Our first meeting is focused on delving into the framework of brave space and setting up awareness group agreements to establish a support container on the way of building more trauma-sensitivity, safety and trust in our space. It’s an instrument that can be adapted to different contexts. 
Check out more resources on the topic here.

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. 

Unfortunately, the venue is not accessible with a wheelchair. Although, there is an elevator in the building, there are still few stairs to get to the space. 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Kasia Zielinska ( or Adina Constantin (

“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).