Uferstudios 13
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Simon Hegenberg

SichtBar 2018

Library & Care Space by FrauHerr Meko
In the frame of Tanznacht Forum: Feminist School Berlin

The SichtBar 2018 is a laboratory, a reading island, a library, an archive, an infopoint and a mobile think tank.

What knowledge is available to us? Who conveys it to us? And in which place does this mediation take place?

Black resistances have existed since the beginning of colonization, but they are little documented, not yet disseminated or have too little reach. With the SichtBar 2018 project, a mobile mini library, artist and social worker FrauHerr Meko archives and publishes traces, biographies and positions of BIPOCc. Meko's focus is on black positions. For the Feminist School, HerrFrau Meko specially designs Studio 13, incorporates positions from the performing arts/dance and creates a space to linger together and a center of exchange.

SichtBar has a permanent location at the Mainzer Kunsthochschule. The branch there is a decolonial intervention in the university's stock of knowledge: it brings together a growing stock of literature by Black, Indigenous and People of Color that is not to be found in the library holdings of the Kunsthochschule Mainz.

08.09.22  19:00–20:00 Introduction to the library with FrauHerr Meko

Access Information
The library will open its doors on Thursday evening at 6 pm together with the soft opening of the season and will remain open throughout Feminist School, Sept. 9-11, 2022. There will be refreshments and opportunities to share. FrauHerr Meko will be on site during opening hours and available to answer questions. Books will be available in English, French, German and Portuguese. Everyone is welcome to join (books suitable for age 5 upwards).
The library and caring space can be found in Studio 13 at Uferstudios. For detailed directions, go ↪ here. It is a no-stairs, wheelchair accessible foyer with a glass door to the courtyard and a direct indoor connection to Studio 12, where the other events will be held. Regular ventilation is ensured during all breaks and the hygiene regulations in force at the time will be observed. The accessible toilet is located in the booth opposite, in front of Studio 3. It is necessary to walk about 5 meters outdoors to reach it. We will provide cleaning facilities in the event of bad weather. Various seating options will be available. If you would like to reserve a beanbag in advance or have questions about accessibility, feel free to contact Juan Harcha by email at: harcha@tanzfabrik-berlin.de or by phone at: 030-200 592 70.

Information about our team and our awareness guidelines can be found ↪ here

FrauHerr Meko

FrauHerr Meko is a queer Afro-German artist and social worker who was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1987. Meko completed their studies in fine arts at the Art Academy in Mainz. FrauHerr Meko has been living and working in Berlin since 2021 and is touring through Germany with the mobile mini library. In Mainz there is a SichtBar2018 subsidiary at the Mainz University of Art and Design. FrauHerr has led workshops and educational activities at various institutions.
Opening hours:
Thur: 19:00–22:00
Fri-Sat: 12:00–20:00
Sun: 12:00–18:00
Admission free