Educational/Pedagogical Activities

Work- and Playshops 

I offer work- and playshops on a variety of subjects. My aim is to hold the space for collective transformational learning experiences, including not only cognitive learning but also embodiment, as well as spiritual and emotional encounter. Through a critical and self-reflexive approach, contained by an ambience of love and empathy, I am here to accompany you (and let myself be accompanied) on a journey of unlayering the many skins of modernity/coloniality.

Upcoming Activities


12.08.2020
19:00 – 21:00
One World, One Peace? [webinar]
In the framework of the future academy of Amberg (“Zukunftsakademie Amberg”).
Is there such thing as the one world peace, which is valid for all the peoples, and which relationship does it have with the concept of ‘development’? Let us look into different locally grounded peace interpretations, in order to find out, how peaces might be formulated and lived in a pluriversal world of the future.


 

Ongoing Activities


21 April 2020 – 21 July 2020
(De)Coloniality [digital seminar]
at the University of Augsburg (Summer Term 2020):

A master seminar on the colonial continuities and structures of the modern world system. We examine in more detail the colonial matrix of power that is based on hierarchies of race, hender, heteronormativity and class; and under which life, knowledge, spirituality and thought are being ordered and regulated. Guided by the question how colonial structures are influencing our living both on global scales but also glocally, in the entanglements of local experiences with the global community. A particular focus of the seminar lies in the search and possibilities of confronting coloniality through decolonizing action and attitude.


21. April 2020 – 21 July 2020
Conflict Theory and Conflict Analysis: Yemen [digital seminar]
at the University of Augsburg (Summer Term 2020):

An inter-university ringseminar that grounds on digital innovations to connect different schools of peace and conflict research within Germany on a shared topic, the Yemen. In Augsburg, our contribution will be a decolonial perspective on the Yemen conflict.


Recent Activities

11.02.2021
Racism [online]
together with Ariyamala Ebinger for a group of volunteers from the Bavarian Red Cross in Altötting
A workshop that was embedded in a thematic week about Racism. Participants were introduced to the power of prejudice and preconceived images. Through dialogue between Ariyamala Ebinger and me, they became aware that we make different experiences according to our skin colour. Further interactive activities were meant to strengthen the knowledge around racism, intersectionality, whiteness and epistemic violence.

04.02.2021
Racism [online]
together with Gentil Cyuzuzo
for a group of volunteers from the Internationaler Bund Bamberg
A workshop that opens a space for talking about the many forms of racism and participants’ own role in them. Participants dived into the role of language and associations, learned about everyday racism and microaggressions and talked about classical derailing strategies that white people use when they are confronted with racism.

09.01.2021
Critical Whiteness VI: Decolonial Visions II – Reflexions of our School Partnership [online]
with the Tanzania Working Group at the Gymnasium Gräfelfing
In this workshop, participants used Vanessa Andreotti’s HEADS UP tool in order to reflect the concrete activities in the school partnership with a Tanzanian school. Through multiple reflection rounds in small groups, they deepened their engagement with Hegemony, Ethnocentrism, Ahistorism, Depoliticisation, Salvationism, Uncomplicated solutions, Paternalism (acronym: HEADS UP) and envisioned alternatives and next steps.

28.11.2020
One World, One Peace? [online]
with the Youth Group of BtE (Junges Engagement)
This workshop is all about images and interpretations of peace. Is there such thing as the one world peace, which applies to all people(s), and what is its relation to the concept of development? We approach different locally embedded ideas about peace in order to find out whether and how peace(s) may be expressed and lived in a pluriversal world.

21.11.2020
Critical Whiteness V: Decolonial Visions [online]
with the Tanzania Working Group at the Gymnasium Gräfelfing
In this workshop, participants used tools from the collective Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures in order to reflect on modernity/coloniality. Participants worked in small groups through the Mini-Zine on the house of modernity, in order to discuss and reflect the depth of the crisis of the modern/colonial system.

29.10.2020
14.30-16:00
„Schulpartnerschaft als lebendige Erfahrung im Globalen Lernen“ [online]
with Andrea Rückert
A workshop in which Andrea Rückert and me shared experience from our collaborative work of Global Learning in the setting of a school partnership with a Tanzanian secondary girl’s school.

03.10.2020
10:00 – 14:00
Critical Whiteness IV: Colonialism [online]
with the Tanzania Working Group at the Gymnasium Gräfelfing
In this workshop, participants explored histories about German colonialism which rarely find place in history classes. The German-Tanzanian entanglements were being uncovered along with their continuities. Particular importance was given to Tanzanian resistance both then and now.

17.09.2020
9.30 – 15.30
Critical Whiteness [online]
with volunteers from the Internationaler Bund Nürnberg
This workshop aimed to raise awareness for the own positionality in the racist system, as well as white privilege. Through interactive online activities, participants were encouraged to reflect on their own positioning and behavior, as well as exchange experiences and thoughts.

12.08.2020
19:00 – 21:00
One World, One Peace? [online]
In the framework of the future academy of Amberg (“Zukunftsakademie Amberg”).
Is there such thing as the one world peace, which is valid for all the peoples, and which relationship does it have with the concept of ‘development’? Let us look into different locally grounded peace interpretations, in order to find out, how peaces might be formulated and lived in a pluriversal world of the future.

13.07.2020
9.30 – 12.30
Racism [online]
with a group of volunteers from Freiwilligen-Zentrum Augsburg
A workshop that opens a space for talking about the many forms of racism and participants’ own role in them. Participants dived into the role of language and associations, learned about everyday racism and microaggressions and talked about classical derailing strategies that white people use when they are confronted with racism.

10.07.2020
08.00 – 09.30
Critical Whiteness [online]
with students from the Kepler-Gymnasium Weiden
A workshop designed for raising awareness for participants’ own whiteness and privilege. Through awareness-raising tools, participants explored that they were in fact more privileged than others and learned about racism as a structural problem.

24 May 2020
Critical Whiteness II: forms of violence [online]
with the Tanzania Working Group at the Gymnasium Gräfelfing
A workshop on the various forms of violence that emanates from coloniality and racism (designed for White participants). Participants re-evaluated the White Privilege that they have uncovered in Critical Whiteness I and draw connections to structural and social patterns of relating/forms of violence that emerge from the position of whiteness. Listening to some of the experiences of a PoC who recently immigrated to Germany, participants were invited to change perspective and re-think Whiteness contextually but also structurally.

07 December 2019
Privilege and Critical Whiteness (I)
with the Tanzania Working Group at the Gymnasium Gräfelfing
An introductory workshop on the entanglement of race and privilege in a colonial world. Through imagery association, students examine the constructed connotations of skin colour and race with attributes and explore reflective and diversified language for naming black and white. With the walk of power, students embodied global inequalities and the power of privilege. Additionally, students explored a list of privileges in whiteness and took time to reflect upon whether and how they can act, think and adress these insights and how to deal with the knowledge about white privilege.

23 October 2019
Mobile Phones and their global implications
at the Middle school in Diedorf
A short workshop on the global implications of the production process of our mobile phones and their social and ecological implications. After tracing the global journey of a mobile phone, students dived into group work to deepen their knowledge on specific aspects of the life cycle of mobile phones and our (consumer’s) role and responsibility within these.

02 October 2019
Climate Justice
at the Gymnasium in Marktoberdorf
A short workshop to approach the topic of Climate Justice within global learning, building awareness of global injustice in relation to climate change and providing the space for the students to develop possibilities for action in their own lifestyles.

10 May, 17 May and 7 June 2019
Our mobile phone and how it is produced
at the Montessori-Schule Bad Tölz:
A multi-session workshop to re-trace the life cycle of a mobile phone and become aware of the global injustice therein.

09 May 2019
Images of Africa: Racism and Prejudice
at the Franz-von-Assisi-Schule Augsburg:
A short workshop of 90 minutes to irritate preconceived notions of the African continent, using the Africa-Puzzle, photo associations and group discussion.

24 May 2020
Critical Whiteness II: forms of violence [webinar]
with the Tanzania Working Group at the Gymnasium Gräfelfing

A workshop on the various forms of violence that emanates from coloniality and racism (directed to White participants). Participants re-evaluated the White Privilege that they have uncovered in Critical Whiteness I and draw connections to structural and social patterns of relating/forms of violence that emerge from the position of whiteness. Listening to some of the experiences of a PoC who recently immigrated to Germany, participants were invited to change perspective and re-think Whiteness contextually but also structurally.


17 October 2019 – 06 February 2020
One World, One Peace?
at the University of Augsburg (Winter Term 2019/20):

A weekly seminar on the pluralities and conflictivities of peace interpretations. Participants learn to question the tacit universalism of personal and/or Western/liberal interpretations of peace by approaching different interpretations through cognitive and embodied practices. We will investigate on how peace interpretations influence conflict dynamics and develop an understanding of balancing potential conflicts that emanate from diverging peace interpretations.


21 October 2019 – 03 February 2020
Introduction to Conflict Theories
at the Katholische University of Eichstätt, MA Conflict, Peace and Memory

A bi-weekly class on Conflict theories through a global perspective, in which we discover common (mainstream) approaches to theorizing and analyzing conflict. With a focus on structural violence, we also explore how coloniality and androcentrism impact conflict theory and analysis. In a seminar day, students take conflict theory out of the books into their bodies through embodied methods.


07 December 2019
Privilege and Critical Whiteness (I)
with the Tanzania Working Group at the Gymnasium Gräfelfing

An introductory workshop on the entanglement of race and privilege in a colonial world. Through imagery association, students examine the constructed connotations of skin colour and race with attributes and explore reflective and diversified language for naming black and white. With the walk of power, students embodied global inequalities and the power of privilege. Additionally, students explored a list of privileges in whiteness and took time to reflect upon whether and how they can act, think and adress these insights and how to deal with the knowledge about white privilege.


23 October 2019
Mobile Phones and their global implications
at the Middle school in Diedorf

A short workshop on the global implications of the production process of our mobile phones and their social and ecological implications. After tracing the global journey of a mobile phone, students dived into group work to deepen their knowledge on specific aspects of the life cycle of mobile phones and our (consumer’s) role and responsibility within these.


02 October 2019
Climate Justice
at the Gymnasium in Marktoberdorf

A short workshop to approach the topic of Climate Justice within global learning, building awareness of global injustice in relation to climate change and providing the space for the students to develop possibilities for action in their own lifestyles.


10 May, 17 May and 7 June 2019
Our mobile phone and how it is produced
at the Montessori-Schule Bad Tölz:

A multi-session workshop to re-trace the life cycle of a mobile phone and become aware of the global injustice therein.


09 May 2019
Images of Africa: Racism and Prejudice
at the Franz-von-Assisi-Schule Augsburg:

A short workshop of 90 minutes to irritate preconceived notions of the African continent, using the Africa-Puzzle, photo associations and group discussion.


25 April – 25 July 2019
Introductory Course on International Relations
at the University of Augsburg (Summer Term 2019):

A weekly introductory class on basic theories of International Relations with the focus of applying theories as lenses to view empirical events in international relations. Theories range from institutionalism, realism and constructivism to poststructuralist theories such as post- and decolonial perspectives and feminist perspectives in and on International Relations.