About the Real Talk Series
The Real Talk series serves as a platform to explore the young, uprooted generation's own thoughts and reactions to these realities, aiming to create a space where Syrian, Afghan, Yemen, Iraqi and other students and experts in various discursive and artistic disciplines can discuss with their communities and perform their work.
The series offers panel discussions, lectures, sometimes also short-films and performances discussing themes such as the fate of the civil society in the Middle East; transitional justice and international law; the re-claiming of political agency; disappeared and missing prisoners; gender relations and feminism; the political dimension of the (post-)traumatic; poetry, multilingualism and translation; the experience of statelessness; and other topics related to the diaspora.
November 8, 2021: Bard College Berlin and Online Real Talk: Afghanistan – The Great Betrayal
November 16, 2020: Volksbühne and Online Real Talk: Sanctioning Syria through the "Ceasar Act" - Why? For Whom? Against Whom?
October 8, 2020: Volksbühne and Online Real Talk: Learning from Afghanistan
May 19, 2020: Online Real Talk: Syria's State Torture on Trial - A Route to Justice and the Role of the Survivors
February 4, 2020: Volksbühne Real Talk: The Oblivious Tongue – Diaspora, Poetry, and Transnational Expression