October 2017


Reclaim the Beats Workshop

Wednesday 11.10.2017 5:30 PM | Seminar Room 3

Admission: free

Organizer: Reveller Records


Reclaim the Beats 2017

The spirit of sound is ancient and precious. The plight of music genres are parallel to historic indigenous societies whose glorious treasures were plundered by foreign conquerors. Colonization, supremacy and capitalism have continued to capture and use our cultures to its awe, entertainment and profit. Reclaim the Beats Festival 2017 performs a restoration for precious gems created by people of color and queers in music.

Reclaim the Beats is a festival with a focus on music genres created by black, POC and queer people that have been heavily gentrified in media over several years. These genres are House, Techno, Rock & HipHop. Spanning over 2 weeks, it features a series of more than 5 events including concerts, dance parties, workshops and panels. The 2nd edition in October 2017 will continue to pay tribute and to highlight modern artists in music genres that were started by people of color and queer talents.

5.30 p.m. -7.00 pm:  Door Policy and Structural Racism in Berlin/Germany- What's the hap? What to do? (Panel talk and open discussion)

Roberta Jordan a.k.a Roxy presents a small panel about a very important and current issue in the BPoC and queer scene: racism in the Berlin club culture and door policy.

7.30 p.m. -9.00 pm:  Design Thinking Workshop "How to transform the door experience into a safe space?"

For the second half of the evening Roxy leads a design thinking workshop to develop some concrete strategies to the problems discussed. By including perspectives from inside and outside the BPOC queer community we can really try to understand and consider the various identities and needs of people in these contexts and together build on positive steps forward. Invited workshop participants will be combined with members of the public. Invited guests include: activists working in the BPOC queer scene, night club employees and prominent DJanes.



Musician, sapeur & strategist: The East Berlin born Afro-German, worked as a bouncer during her studies in Arts Management and Design Thinking, then coached executives and developed solutions for global players until she decided to live a life as a musician, sapeur and activist. As one half of Berlin’s up and coming techno live act PHROND, she’s the perfect match as a host for our panel talk on "Door Policy and Racism" and the following social innovation workshop.