Michael Annoff & Nuray Demir

Kein schöner Archiv: House of Self-Defence

With Mohamed Amjahid, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Charles Graf & Sophie Yukiko (House of Saint Laurent), Neda Sanai, Fatima Spiecker & Christina Weber (Lowkick), Lea Marie Uría (Seitenwechsel), Kein schöner Archiv (Michael Annoff & Nuray Demir)


German /  360 mins. incl. intermissions

We’ve had enough! The “House of Self-Defence” looks back on the tradition of queer feminist and anti-racist resistance. What kind of knowledge can arm you against violence? HAU3 is declared the “House of Self-Defence”, where a group of quick-witted trainers come together. In several workshops they teach techniques and traditions of self-defence. 

In the evening, the doors open to all interested parties for a joint gathering “Words of Self-Defence”. Three short lectures by Amani Abuzahra, Şeyda Kurt and “Kein Schöner Archiv” situate the topic of self-defence in an emotional context and as a political field of action of marginalised communities. This part of the event can be attended with a day ticket for “House of Self-Defence” as well as with a single ticket for the lectures only.

“Kein schöner Archiv” is a collective under the artistic direction of Michael Annoff and Nuray Demir. It archives the immaterial heritage of post-migrant society live and in public.

“House of Self-Defence”
14:00–14:30 Opening and division into workshops 
14:30–16:30 Workshop Round I (Studio 1, 2 and Stage)
16:30–17:00 Break 
17:00–19:00 Workshop Round II (Studio 1, 2 and Stage)
19:00–20:00 Break (with food)

“Words of Self-Defence”
20:00–21:30 Presentations Amani Abuzahra, Şeyda Kurt, Kein schöner Archiv (stage)
from 21:30 End of the evening at CAN with DJ set by Neda Sanai aka Nedalot


guests: Amani Abuzahra, Mohamed Amjahid, Charles Graf jr. & Sophie Yukiko, Şeyda Kurt, Lea Marie Uría (Seitenwechsel), Neda Sanai, Fatima Spiecker & Christina Weber (Lowkick) / concept & hosting: Kein schöner Archiv (Michael Annoff & Nuray Demir) / production & dramaturgical consulting: Caroline Spellenberg (High Expectations) / visual design: Laura Straub / artistic documentation: Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley


  • Past
    Sat 1.4.2023, 14:00 / HAU3


Production: Michael Annoff & Nuray Demir. In collaboration with HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

HAU3 unfortunately is not barrier-free. Access to the theatre is via a stairwell (3rd floor). The use of a lift is possible with prior arrangement. If you need help, please contact our Ticketing & Service team at +49 (0)30 259004-27 or email us at Wheelchair users are also kindly requested to register their attendance at least one day before the performance.
Thank you for your understanding.

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