Tessa Hart

Culture Maker


Main focus: Intersectional Cultural Change

Twitter handle: @TessaSweetHart

Websites/blogs: http://www.tessahart.com , https://www.instagram.com/tessasweethart/ , https://www.linkedin.com/in/tessahart/

Languages: English, French, German

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: intersectionality, festivals, film, queer, change management, participation, representation, queer feminism, lgbtqi*, diversity, anti-racism, performing arts, bipoc, film curation, black empowerment, gender equity, anti-discrimination, soziokultur

Services: Talk, Moderation, Interview, Workshop management

  Willing to travel for an event.

Personal note:

TOPICS:
- Change-oriented contemporary performance & film work
- Diversity- / representation-oriented performance & film work
- Socio-cultural work
- Anti-discrimination, with a focus on anti-racism
- Intersectional cultural work
- Empowerment and participation of BIPoC, with a focus on Black and Afrodiasporic people
- Contemporary Afro(-Euro)pean theatre work
- Curation & programming of performance, film & cultural projects
- Spoken Word / Readings / Performance

Bio:

Culture maker from Berlin, who also lived in Brussels (Belgium) and London (UK) for about a decade. [she/they]

WORK: Currently Project Director of AfroPolitan Berlin, Executive Director of The Bread and Roses Theatre in London, Producing Artistic Director of the transnational collective Goblin Baby Co. and programmer of the “MOP Shortlist” program segment at the Max Ophüls Preis film festival 2021 in Saarbrücken. Artistically and organisationally involved in numerous performance and film projects, also active in various fields of education, empowerment and communication, as well as writer, amongst others, for the German-language online magazine RosaMag and the English-language anthology Hear Me Now: Audition Monologues for Actors of Color.

FOCUS: Conception, development and curation/programming of (new) cultural projects as well as conceiving revised, power- & discrimination-critical structures. Participation and empowerment of people who have to experience structural discrimination, and who are socially and culturally excluded from equal opportunities, in particular BIPoC, queer and intersectional-feminist perspectives. My artistic practice explores and develops processes, approaches and results that think beyond the status quo and dissolve the confines of conventional art practice.

STUDIES: MFA Acting International (East 15 Acting School / University of Essex); Theatre Studies & ongoing dissertation “Diasporadical Stages - Contemporary Afropean Theatre & Performance (WT)” (Free University of Berlin)

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

V-Day Berlin 2021: City of Joy (Gesprächs-Panel)

City of Joy ist ein Film über Frauen, die im kriegsgeschundenen Kongo sexualisierte Gewalt erleiden mussten und versuchen in der City of Joy (Stadt der Freude), das Trauma zu überwinden und wieder zu sich selbst zu finden. Dieses Gesprächs-Panel ist angeregt durch den Film City of Joy, über Auswirkungen und Ausmaß von sexualisierter Gewalt, der Bekämpfung hiervon, der Aufarbeitung von Traumata, sowie der Arbeit von One Billion Rising (OBR) / V-Day und weiterer Organisationen in diesem Bereich.

Trigger Warning: Inhalte über sexualisierte Übergriffe, Vergewaltigungen, sexualisierte und körperliche Folter sowie Suizidgedanken werden thematisch behandelt.

Gesprächsteilnehmende: Adalca Tomás, Naomi Beukes
Moderation: Tessa Hart
Kamera: Thais Nepomuceno

This talk is in: German