WE DEY happy to host Gendai Reiki Berlin for a Reiki MEETING on the 24 March 2020 from 17:00-20:30 for and by Black/Indigenous/People of Color Women/Non-Binary/Trans/Inter/Femmes with Ikue Maekawa!

The idea of the meeting is to give people knowledge about Reiki- a Japanese healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation.

This meeting is for BIPoCs of all levels, who are already trained in Reiki and for those who want to know more about it!

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This is a Reiki meeting not a workshop or training for max 12 people plz register via fb or we.dey.in (at) gmail.com!

Ikue will tell us about the healing benefits of Reiki and open a space for Reiki practitioners to get to know each other.

We will start with light body movement and Ikue will offer you Reiju to cultivate a Reiki pipe for Reiki practitioners and to open a Reiki pipe temporary for non practitioner. We will initiate a Reiki Circle/Reiki Marathon a group Reiki hand healing practice which provides Reiki all participators at the same time.

You will see and feel how Reiki energy supports making your life lively and vibrant.

♥ No one turned away for lack of funds ♥
We suggest a donation of 15 Euro for the meeting

♥ There is a limited amount of 1:1 Reiki healing sessions on monday 23rd & tuesday 24th before the meeting, to find out more send us an email to we.dey.in(at)gmail.com
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ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:

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Ikue Maekawa (she/her) is a Japanese Gendai Reiki Teacher based in Berlin, has a mother from Shinto (Japanese specific religion) priest family, came from the same area with Mikao Usui was born. And still her family is living in that sacred rich-nature area. Through 2 years world wild-travel as a seeker she met Reiki, the most effective and simple method to get back the connection with universe. After her first Reiki study with Western teacher, in 2011 miraculously she met Hiroshi Doi, Gendai Reiki founder and be certified as Master in Denmark. In 2015 she took a part of Gendai Reiki International Gathering in Spain as an interpreter for Hiroshi Doi and still now following and studying his teachings actively to share Reiki traditional doctrine in the West. Her activity supports you to discover and become a creator of your own life!

♥ To our invitation policy:
This events is specifically for Black/Brown/Indigenous/of Color Women/Non-Binary/Trans/Inter/Femmes! Please don’t assume anyone’s gender identity or pronouns – ask everyone for their preferred pronouns.
We aim to create a space of support for and by queer women/non-binary/trans/inter/femmes. Cis Men (means men who were assigned male at birth and identify with it) and white people are not invited to this session.

♥ X SPACE is accessible via a ramp. The ramp is 76 cm wide and the slope is 9 %. For more information please contact us!
The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is @ Café Oben, Urban-Loritz-Platz. It’s a five minutes distance.

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WE DEY happy to announce “BIPoC Healing Workshop: Orixá Vibrations in Crystal Energy” for and by Black/Indigenous/People of Color Women/Non-Binary/Trans/Inter/Femmes with Priscila Nogueira and Graziele Nogueira !

The idea of the Workshop is to give people knowledge on how to use crystals for protection, self-healing, connecting with the ancestors and creating balance as well using crystals to channel the vibration of the Orixas.
(max 12 people) so plz register!

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The workshop starts with an introduction about our relation with Spirituality and Religions of African and Indigenous origin followed by a meditation/grounding exercise.

In the workshop we will want to cover:
– Quick introduction about crystals, types of crystal and its origins;
– Information on the 7 types of Crystals we are gonna be working with in this workshop and it’s correlation with the Orixas as well as the chakras (tho chakras are not the main focus) ;
– Some uses of Crystals on healing and protection;
– How to properly store, clean and energise your crystal;
– The importance of the Crystal Elixir and its preparation;

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There is gonna be an Altar and we invite folks to bring fruits, flowers as well as amulets and other personal items to place on the altar and bring back home after.
We ask people to bring a small candle that will be lighten in the beginning of the workshop as well as crystals if they feel like it.

We ask the participants to write in a piece of paper by the beginning of the workshop they names and date of birth and how they would like to feel by the end of the day or weekend/what they would like to bring from this workshop with day and place by the candle (they don’t have to share with no one, of course). At the end we will serve Crystal Elixir to everyone.

♥ No one turned away for lack of funds ♥
We suggest a donation between 10- 40 Euro for the workshop

♥ There is a limited amount of 1:1 healing sessions, to find out more send us an email to we.dey.in(at)gmail.com and/or come to the workshop to find out more! ♥

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS:
Through our ancestors we had injected into our familiar and cultural environment, the use of elements from both mineral and plant kingdom as allies on or every day basic care, protection, cleansing, and energy nourishment.

GRAZIELE Screenshot_20191128_010930is an M.sc. in Soil Geography and Earth Surface Dynamics with focusing on natural environments by the Ponticia Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais and Universitè de Lille. She is an active student of the “Egregora Cria Ti na Luz” which works with spirituality in African traditions and Indigenous American beliefs as practiced in the 7 lines of Umbanda (Sete Linhas de Umbanda), where she was recently trained in Shamanic Reiki. She has training in the use of crystals and natural elements as tools for healing.

 

 

 

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PRISCILA is a multidisciplinary artist working mainly with illustration and translation of poetry.

They have experience translating in both writing media and simultaneous translation in political and community events as well as all-around free support and translation for the Portuguese and Criollo speaking refugee community in Germany. They are an yawo initiated in the practice of candomblé and have been training on the use of crystals, plants, and acupressure in self-healing and enjoys playing the tarot.

Priscila is trans, non-binary and has ASD.

Graziele and Priscila are part of the African and Indigenous Diaspora, queer siblings based in Berlin.

♥ To our invitation policy:
This events is specifically for Black/Brown/Indigenous/of Color Women/Non-Binary/Trans/Inter/Femmes! Please don’t assume anyone’s gender identity or pronouns – ask everyone for their preferred pronouns.
We aim to create a space of support for and by queer women/non-binary/trans/inter/femmes. Cis Men (means men who were assigned male at birth and identify with it) and white people are not invited to this session.

♥ X SPACE is accessible via a ramp. The ramp is 76 cm wide and the slope is 9 %. For more information please contact us!
The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is @ Café Oben, Urban-Loritz-Platz. It’s a five minutes distance.

We are happy to announce “A healing circle for daily connections” for and by Black/Indigenous/People of Color Women/Non-Binary/Trans/Inter/Femmes with Liaam Iman

Saturday, 7 December 2019

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13:00-13:30 Arrival, greet & meet
13:30-17:00 Workshop in Session

♥ Healing Workshop (max 12 people) plz register by sending us an email to we.dey.in (at)gmail.com!

Liaam would like to open up a space focusing on presence and connection* and what they mean to us in our specific realities and processes. This workshop seeks to address connecting*
as a daily practice.
– What can help us be present and remain connected to ourselves, others, and our daily lives?
– How can we stay rooted to our backgrounds/cultural
heritages*/knowledge/languages/faith?
– How can we remain rooted in moments of crisis/struggle? How can we find confidence/acceptance/strength in what we simply are?
– How can we find deeper access to what brings us enjoyment/love/peace/rest/fulfilment?

Through breathing and energy healing practices, voice and touch we will seek to open a circle to focus on what we need to help us find individual and collective tools to enhance our daily practices, build new connections or strengthen ones already in place. The workshop aims to facilitate a space where everyone can feel at ease, most importantly follow their own needs and boundaries. All practices shared during the workshop are suggestions, aiming to make time and space for what currently questions us rather than bring already preset answers.

♥ No one turned away for lack of funds ♥
We suggest a donation between 8- 25 Euro for the workshop

♥ About Liaam
My name is Liaam Iman ((They / Them) I am a self-taught singer, percussionist and artist from Algerian decent. My practices evolve around music, dance, sound, deep listening* and energy
healing. I have been practicing energy healing for 3 years now, one year following the Gendai Reiki-Ho energy healing technics. I feel rooted in this last practice which helps me enhance
my balance, deeper connexions to myself, others and my surroundings.

♥ There is a limited amount of 1:1 healing sessions with Liaam, to find out more send an email to liaamiman@gmail.com and come to the workshop if you can!

♥ To our invitation policy:
This events is specifically for queer Black/Brown/Indigenous/of Color Women/Non-Binary/Trans/Inter/Femmes! Please don’t assume anyone’s gender identity or pronouns – ask everyone for their preferred pronouns.
We aim to create a space of support for and by queer women/non-binary/trans/inter/femmes. Cis Men (means men who were assigned male at birth and identify with it) and white people are not invited to this session.

♥ X SPACE is accessible via a ramp. The ramp is 76 cm wide and the slope is 9 %. For more information please contact us!
The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is @ Café Oben, Urban-Loritz-Platz. It’s a five minutes distance.

As you might know, the contract for x SPACE was extended for three more years in the very last moment! To keep x SPACE going we need your support!

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Taking the time to reflect on everything that has been formed in the last two years, we are planning to come back with new and adjusted offerings after a short break, in winter 2019/2020. Because organising x space has brought us a lot of joy, but also brought us close to burning out – we want to shift our focus towards individual and collective self-preservation and wellbeing.

Over the course of the last two years we facilitated and hosted over 50 events that centered Queer/Trans/Inter/Non-Binary/Femmes Black/Indigenous/People of Color!

We received a small percentage of the public funding that we applied for and it was spend entirely to keep the space running, to pay travel expenses, production costs and small fees for artists & guests who took part in the events, exhibitions, residencies.

Future x SPACE/WE DEY: 

We are so grateful for all the amazing events that happened in the last 2 years, for all of you who shared your love and knowledge with us! We decided to continue x space but we will shift from public events towards smaller and more intimate sessions.

After the break x SPACE will continue to host monthly Trans*screenings and weekly Pilates Classes by Shayma and much more. 

WE DEY will continue to focus it`s work on BIPoC queer/trans/inter/non-binary/women/femmes in the form of WE DEY x SPACE – shared studio spaces, events, barber pop-ups, and collaborations such as the WE DEY healing in residency.

WE DEY x SPACE will deepen the focus on individual and collective healing for BIPoCs and in order to do so we are in need of your financial support to be able to organise, host and invite local and international QTI/BIPoC healers, body practitioners and teachers!

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How to support WE DEY x SPACE:

  • HELP US PAY OUT RENT- support us financially via monthly peer support. contact us via we.dey.in@gmail.com for more information and our bank details. 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT IT HERE

 Thank you!

@we_dey

 

 

 

After a short break we are finally sharing pictures from our WE DEY eXit party on the 30th of April  ❤

 

Thanks to everyone who came through! it was so great to see all of our events and all the people who were part of our journey over the last 2 years spread all around the walls of X space! an evening full of hugs, words of care, gratitude and love 🙌🏾 thanks to everybody who co-organised, participated in the exhibitions and events that happened at #wedeyxspace thanks to everyone who helped us through out this beautiful journey-

WE SEE YOU
thanks to XANA who came all the way from London and Vienna based Mzamo of Bicha Boo Collective for playing the tunes that moved our bodies all night ❤
#bpocartspacevienna #collectivehealing #followyourdreams #qtpoc #qpoc #cutiebpoclove #letgoandgrow

we dey moveArrival: 18:30
Doors close: 19.00 (sharp!)
End: 22:00

We invite Black/Indigenous/People of Color who self-define as Women/Trans/Non-Binary/Inter/Femmes to come together for a healing dance experience ♥

We want to create a collective & safe(r) dance space without small talk – actually no verbal interactions all together 🙂

A place you can come to, on your own or with other BIPoCs ♥
dress up or dress down- wear something comfortable to shake your bodies for three hours!

Let go of our tensions, let’s just move our bodies!

Please register via: we.dey.in(at)gmail.com !! There is only limited space!

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Guidelines:
* we want to create an inclusive dance experience that welcomes you with everything you embody!
* lets create a non – judgmental space: move the way your body tells you! Everybody focuses on themselves and their bodies!
* sober party- no alcohol no drugs!
* no shoes, no talk, no pics/videos ♥

Invitation policy:
Black/Indigenous/People of Color that self-define as Women/Trans/Non-Binary/Inter/Femmes ♥!

Entry:
Donations are welcome- all of the donations will go towards paying the djs and the drinks/snacks ♥

Line up:

XANA (UK)

Mzamo Jama of BICHA BOO COLLECTIVE (VIE/BER)

organised by Nimmersatt Su and Ade Kazeem
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Accessibility Infos:

X SPACE is accessible via a ramp. The ramp is 76 cm wide and the slope is 9 %. For more information please contact us!
The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is @ Café Oben, Urban-Loritz-Platz. It’s a five minutes distance.

mzamo movement wsMzamo Jama Nondlwana’s last movement workshop at WE DEY x SPACE ♥ ♥ ♥
Write us an email, if you want to attend: we.dey.in@gmail.com. ♥

This a space centering queer/ trans*/inter/non-binary people but all BIPoCs are welcome!

This is a workshop class where we use movement to explore different possibilities and challenge our limitation through physicality and imagination. We will explore elements such as the voice, theatricality, movement and emotions as empowering tools. Let us take a moment to meet, to free the body of its own limitation. Let us go through a journey to discover new hidden gems using our bodies. Open all your senses, discover how the smell changes, how your vision elevates your fantasy, how dense the taste of your thoughts is. This is an experiment. There are no mistakes but only ‘what ifs’.

limited spaces available so please sign up via our email adress!

Most of you know already that by the end of April 2019 the lease for WE DEY x space at Kandlgasse 24 will expire. It is hard for us to see WE DEY x SPACE (in this form) coming to an end, but it’s a great opportunity to look back at all the amazing events that happened in WE DEY x SPACE since its opening in May 2017! Lets come together for this last month- we have a great program ♥

BPOC * DANCE * HEALING * MOVEMENT * TOGETHERNESS *
* Body. Love. Movement! BIPoC Dance Workshop by Mzamo Nondlwana: 20th of April 13.30-17.00
https://www.facebook.com/events/2205107029806572/
SIGN UP PLZ via we.dey.in(at)gmail.com

* BPOC WE DEY move event: 27th of April 19.00-22.00
https://www.facebook.com/events/406484626849379/
SIGN UP PLZ via we.dey.in(at)gmail.com

PARTY * CELEBRATION * OPEN TO ALL
* WE DEY eXit SPACE PARTY: 30th of April 18.00-?
https://www.facebook.com/events/406860873450481/

Our closing party with live performances by XANA (UK) and many more – we will celebrate all that has been in the last 2 years and look forward to everything that will come up next!

ONGOING
* BIPOC Mental Health Circle with Wir sind auch Wien
* Weekly BIPoC Queer Barber Pop Up with Nimmersatt Su
* Pilates Class by Betül Seyma Küpeli
* Bi-weekly BPoC Yin Yoga with Gigi Mayala

Hope to see you all ♥

pedra Kopie“THE SOUTHERN ASS STUDIES” by Pêdra Costa
11th – 14th of April 2019

We are excited to announce Pêdra Costa’s first solo exhibition curated by Jota Mombaça at WE DEY x SPACE.

Rethinking the dynamics of the world from the perspective of The Southern Ass demands a radical reframing of what a body really represents in a world consisting of a misdistribution of violence, brutal binarism and racializing assemblages. Here, we view it from below, and, thus, we read the socius in its density, framing both the breaches of the system and the ways the system reproduces itself.

Pêdra Costa’s trajectory is one of a radical commitment to the questions that their work entails, since these are not mere topics of investigation, but places in which their own body and their communities can make room to grow and unfold their own critical apparatus. The ass and, therefore, the anal becomes a force which is both conceptual as well as embodied.

The Southern Ass Studies, the first solo show by Pêdra Costa, is an attempt at drawing a “situated overview” of the emergence of this field of studies, utilizing their body of work as an emblematic archive for this process. The de_colon_isation series, as well as previous works (such as Verarschung and Solange, tô aberta!), lie at the core of the exhibition’s narrative, which also consists of gathered text fragments, (mis)translations and invisible forces.

About the artist:
Berlin based Pêdra Costa (Brazil, 1978) works with her body, presenting Performance Art, making videos and writing, using complex and fragmented epistemologies from queer communities, being contaminated by knowledge almost completely destroyed by the colonial project and remembering radical caring against the lack of opportunities of living. They engages the political aesthetics of post-porn and anti-colonial strategies. They faces failure every day, transforming failure into creative force, in connection with mixed and forgotten ancestralities.

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* VERNISSAGE:
11th of April 6-10pm
dj set by Bicha Boo Collective

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OPENING HOURS:
12.04 – 5pm-8pm
13.04 – 5pm-9pm Artist Talk at 6pm

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FINISSAGE:
14th of April 5pm -10pm
dj set by Bicha Boo Collective
food and drinks

fb event pic: by Szu Zach
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Accessibility Infos:

X SPACE is accessible via a ramp. The ramp is 76 cm wide and the slope is 9 %. For more information please contact us!
The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is @ Café Oben, Urban-Loritz-Platz. It’s a five minutes distance.

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about WE DEY x space

WE DEY x space is dedicated to amplify the art and culture production for and by Queer/Trans*/Inter/Black People/People of Color

WE DEY x space aims to center marginalised voices, perspectives, knowledges and experiences from different diasporas

WE DEY x space will host exhibitions, workshops, kitchen table talks and film screenings around the topics of decolonial art production, community, self-care, empowerment.

Last 2 BPoC Self Care Day for Women*/Non-Binary/Trans*/Inter/Femmes at WE DEY x SPACE ♥
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* Sonntag, 24. März 2019; 15:00 – 18:00
Self Care Sunday x Healing Session with Tobi Nicole Adebajo

Collective healing is a language of conversation that is infinite and urgent. When black and brown folx come together with honest intentions, for whatever reason/s – the results can be beautiful and transformative. This is why we invite you to Self-care Sunday – because caring for the self does not have to mean isolation.
Spiritual and emotional health is not enough a part of our daily considerations as it should be – especially as BiPOC – This space aims to unpack this. Serving as a preparatory time that can help us consider the many ways we can make our spiritual practices symbiotic with our ever evolving lives.

Formulating answers to questions such as what does blessings mean to each of us? and how we can manifest that through our varying routines?
We will gather with the clear intention of creating practical, useful, decolonial and ancestrally rooted approaches to guide us on our journey/s towards healing & existing intentionally.

You are invited to bring along with you (optionally) a piece of writing that you would like to share in a safe space with like minded folx, a white item, some shells, an item that holds a lot of meaning to / for you

Writing materials will be provided – although it is welcomed and perfectly understandable if you already have your individual journals/books for ritualistic introspection.

About the facilitator:
Tobi Nicole Adebajo is a community-focused Queer, Non- Binary Activist, Educator, Hair Stylist, Parent, Poet, Performer, Singer, Writer & Yoruba Spiritual Practitioner who works with prowess – centring their work on the depths and nuances of topics such as queer love, politics, g(end)er & Yoruba culture.
They’ve performed and shared works and projects in various venues around Nigeria & Europe, continuing to create pieces that resonate with many.

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To our invitation policy:
These events are specifically for Black/Brown/of Color Women*/Non-Binary/Trans*/Inter/Femmes! Please don’t assume anyones gender identity or pronouns – ask everyone for their preferred pronouns.

Cis Men (means men who were assigned male at birth and identify with it) and white people are not invited to our BPoC SelfCare Sundays.
♥ If you want to support WE DEY, please do that by supporting us financially and coming to events which are open to the public ♥

Accessibility: 
X SPACE is accessible via a ramp. The ramp is 76 cm wide and the slope is 9 %. For more information please contact us!
The closest wheelchair accessible toilet is @ Café Oben, Urban-Loritz-Platz. It’s a five minutes distance.