Rhubaba Gallery & Studios: Tapping into Deocolnial Joy is an online workshop led by Sunanda Mesquita, on 14th April at 6.30-8.30 pm (CEST).

Sunanda Mesquita (she/they) is a transdisciplinary visual artist and co-founder of Anti*colonial Fantasies and WE DEY x SPACE, based in Vienna. (@we_dey) Their artistic practice focuses on the possibilities of a radical, utopian, queer, feminist collectivity of BIPoCs and topics of community, solidarity and belonging. ( After the completion of their Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner training, Sunanda will start to offer ancestral bodywork techniques and holistic knowledge centring decolonial joy to support individual and collective journeys to wellbeing. (@decolonial_joy)

Tapping into Decolonial Joy is inspired by an ongoing journey from becoming a Decolonial Killjoy to moving towards Decolonial Joy. Inspired by concepts of various BIPoC artists, thinkers and practitioners we will create a personal and daily practice of tapping into Decolonial Joy.

The workshop is aimed exclusively at Black/Indigenous/people of colour. The planned workshop language is English. There will be small breaks, time for reflection as well as opportunities to share our thoughts with each other in smaller groups. Please let us know when you register if you need a translation or any access requirements to attend the workshop.

The event is free but booking is essential. To book a place please email Rhubaba Gallery and studios with a short statement (Max 100 words) about why you are interested in taking part in the session to

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Illustration for Summit “Celebration of the Self – Centering BIPOC Joy”

Das Frauen*Referat organisiert gemeinsam mit @Wir Sind Auch Wien und The Bipoc Circle den Summit “Celebration of the Self – Centering BIPOC Joy”. Die fünf Workshop thematisieren auf unterschiedliche Weise und mit unterschiedlichen Methoden Freude.

“Tapping into Decolonial Joy” ist inspiriert von meiner persönlichen Entwicklung zu Decolonial Killjoy bis hin zur Zuwendung zu dekolonialer Freude. In “Tapping into Decolonial Joy” werden wir uns mit Konzepten von einigen BIPoC-Künstlern_innen und – Denker_innen befassen und die unterschiedlichen kreativen Qualitäten von Freude und Wut sowohl in der Theorie als auch in der Praxis untersuchen. Der Workshop richtet sich ausschließlich an Schwarze/Indigenous/People of Color. Die geplanten Workshopsprachen sind Englisch und/oder Deutsch.