CommUnity | *Networking . *Keynote . *Panel . *Tour | BUILDING BLACK SPACES

CommUnity | *Networking . *Keynote . *Panel . *Tour | BUILDING BLACK SPACES

25.11.2023 | 1 – 5 pm | CommUnity | *Networking . *Keynote w/ OK Sorted. *Panel | Building Black Spaces

Dear Black Community,

Please join us for a *keynote by Kwame Charles and Onika Simon from OK Sorted. and *panel discussion on the creation and maintenance of Black community centers. Nov 25th 2023, from 1 – 5 PM at EOTO e.V., Togostraße 76, 13351 Berlin.

How do we construct and maintain community centers for People of African Descent in Western contexts? What are the many potentials and challenges of such an endeavor? How do we incorporate the groundwork that has already been conducted elsewhere and which dimensions require special attention to honor the diversity of needs in our communities?

OK Sorted. will share a presentation on the topic of Building Black Spaces - approaching our theme through the lens of design context and communications craft - and illustrating this approach with their work for the Black Cultural Archives in London.

Kwame Charles and Onika Simon are both British West Indians from West London, residents of Wedding since 2014 and co-founders of creative studio OK Sorted. After meeting as colleagues at a design agency in 2010, the strategist and graphic designer began to collaborate on side projects, developing a professional partnership that has included the creation of new brands, the expansion of global brands, audio-visual exhibition design, pro-social campaigns, editorial content for artists and design research in over 20 countries. They married in 2017 and have two sons aged 5 and 2.


13:00 - 13:30: Arrival on site and networking

13:30 -14:00: Welcome and presentation of the video with the interviews conducted in the neighbourhood

14:00 - 15:00: Keynote
Onika Simon (Strategist . OK Sorted.)
Kwame Charles (Graphic Designer . OK Sorted.)

15:00 - 15:30: Break and small snack on site

15:30 - 16:30: Discussion on the topic: Building Black Spaces . Moderation .Panelists (tba)
A discussion between experts from the building industry, architects and designers on the prospects of creating community spaces in urban centres for black communities.

16:30 - 17:00: Networking and closing

Please note: The event will mainly be conducted in English. We will be able to provide an interpreter for German.

Please register via this Eventbrite link.

We're looking forward to see you.


EOTOs x CommUnity

*Please be mindful of the fact that this event was conceptualized for People of African Descent in the context of the UN decade for People of African Descent. We kindly ask you to respect the self-denomination and any designated spaces that are associated with this.

26.11.2023 | 1 – 3 pm | CommUnity | *Guided Tour | CommUnity Zentrum (CUZ)

Liebe Community, liebe Kooperationspartner*innen, und Interessent*innen des entstehenden Community-Zentrums von EOTO e.V.,

am Sonntag, den 26.11.23 zwischen 13:00 und 15:00 Uhr möchten wir Euch herzlich für eine Führung durch das neue CommUnity Zentrum (CUZ) mit anschließender Möglichkeit zum Networking und einem Q&A einladen. Bitte beachtet: Die Tour wird hauptsächlich in englischer Sprache durchgeführt. Wir bemühen uns, einen Dolmetscher für die deutsche Sprache zu finden.

Community Zentren sind seit jeher Katalysatoren des Wandels und des Wachstums, Orte des Realen und des Möglichen für marginalisierte gesellschaftliche Gruppen. Derartige Orte akzentuieren das, was ist und schaffen Raum für das, was noch sein kann. Die Schwarze Berliner Empowerment Plattform, politische Interessenvertretung und Bibliothek »Each One Teach One (EOTO) e.V.« wirbt um eine finanzielle und ideelle Unterstützung beim Erwerb einer Immobilie zur Schaffung eines Community Zentrums für die Berliner Communities Afrikanischer Herkunft und ist initiierender Motor in diesen Entstehungsprozess eine zukünftigen Community-Zentrums. Menschen afrikanischer Herkunft in Berlin sind keine homogenen Gruppen, sondern bestehen aus diversen Gemeinschaften, die auf eine Geschichte der Entwicklung community-basierter Ansätze der Rassismuskritik, des Empowerments und Arbeit zu Resilienz zurückblicken kann.

Wir möchten alle unterschiedlichen Akteur*innen der Berliner Communities Afrikanischer Herkunft einladen, sich mit ihren Ideen und Wünschen, mit Nutzungskonzepten und Visionen einzubringen, die die vielseitigen Bedürfnisse Schwarzer Communities abdecken.

Führung durch das CommUnity Zentrum (CUZ) am kommenden Sonntag, den 26.11.23 zwischen 13:00 und 15:00 Uhr in der Togostraße 76, 13351 Berlin.

Anmeldungen bitte via Eventbrite hier: 

Wir freuen uns auf Euch.


EOTOs x CommUnity

*Diese Community-Veranstaltung ist im Rahmen der UN-Dekade für Menschen Afrikanischer Herkunft und als Raum für Menschen Afrikanischer Herkunft konzipiert. Wir bitten diese kollektive Selbstbezeichnung und die damit verbundenen Räume zu respektieren.

Dear community, dear cooperation partners and interested parties of the emerging community centre of EOTO e.V.,

On Sunday, 26.11.23 between 13:00 and 15:00 we would like to invite you for a guided tour through the new CommUnity Centre (CUZ) followed by a networking opportunity and a Q&A.
Please note: The tour will be mainly in English spoken language. We will endeavour to find an interpreter for German spoken language. 

Community centres have always been catalysts of change and growth, places of the real and the possible for marginalised social groups. Such places accentuate what is and create space for what can still be. The Black Berlin Empowerment Platform, political advocacy group and library "Each One Teach One (EOTO) e.V." is seeking financial and non-material support for the acquisition of a property to create a community centre for the Berlin communities of African origin and is the initiating motor in this process of creating a future community centre. People of African descent in Berlin are not homogeneous groups, but consist of diverse communities that can look back on a history of developing community-based approaches to criticising racism, empowerment and work on resilience.
We would like to invite all the different actors in Berlin's communities of African descent to contribute their ideas and wishes, utilisation concepts and visions that cover the diverse needs of Black communities.

Guided tour through the CommUnity Centre (CUZ) next Sunday, 26.11.23 between 13:00 and 15:00 at Togostraße 76, 13351 Berlin.

Please register via this Eventbrite link.

We look forward to seeing you.


EOTOs x CommUnity

*This community event is conceived as part of the UN Decade for People of African Descent and as a space for people of African descent. We ask you to respect this collective self-designation and the spaces associated with it.

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