There’s nothing wrong with people But you can't self-love your way out of systemic oppression
’There’s Nothing Wrong with People, but you cannot self-love your way out of systemic oppression’ is a cultural programme in four parts that looks at the intersection of mental health and social justice. While mainstream psychology too often individualises and depoliticises our mental health, this programme explores the ways in which the personal is political, and the political is personal. It investigates the impact of social conditions and mechanisms of oppression on our well-being through workshops, performances and conversations. At the heart of each edition will be the personal stories and healing practices of people who experience systemic oppression countering the increasing invisibility of marginalised voices,
The four editions of ‘TiNWwP’ take us on a journey connecting bodies, minds and souls to collectivise the experience of our emotions; our anger, fear, sadness and joy. This first edition focuses on anger. What makes you angry? What makes us angry? How can we make the world constructively angry? How do we turn anger into a fuel of creativity, wisdom, and change? You are invited to participate actively in collective change and new codes of conduct, within and around yourselves.
Last but not least: every single edition ends with a party infused by the best of Brussels DJ’s sharing their greatest tunes as we cultivate energy for joyful militancy!
14:30 Doors open
15:00 introduction speech
15:15 Libérons les corps et la colère ! English Boxing workshop for beginners by NMS Boxing Club
WORKSHOP | duration: 2H | in FR & EN
15:15 Witchcraft - Bitchcraft
TALK | duration: 1H30
18:00 Transforming our Anger by Tumba | Healing Session
HEALING SESSION | duration: 2H
18:00 Bloom like a Flower - the Anger edition by Massinda Zinga
WORKSHOP for black people and people of colour | duration: 2H | in FR & EN
20:30 The Bitches are Back by Yipoon Chiem
PERFORMANCE | duration: 30min | in EN
21:00 Dinner (pay at the bar) by Kamal Kaosara en Yasmina Lina
22:30 > 03:00 PARTY with DJ Insecure (collectif brikabrak) and DJ Sylvia
(last entry: 01:30)
• As a creative incubator for art and artivism, Citylab supports Brussels-based talents when developing and imagining their perspective on urban futures. In this creative process, self-formed artists define themselves, what art is, and develop an artistic voice to tell their own (vision on) herstories, hxstories, or histories. In July 2021, Kaaitheater and Citylab worked together for the first time with the Inside Out festival, which functioned as an artistic mirror of life at the centers of BXL.
The There’s nothing wrong with people programme is conceived and curated by Bouchra Lamsyeh and Johanna Couvée. Next to being a cultural doula, multidisciplinary artist, actor, DJ, activist, and juridic advisor, Bouchra Lamsyeh is also co-responsible for the artistic programming of Bâtard Festival. Johanna Couvée is a cultural manager, consultant, and artist coach working for Citylab. She is trained as a somatic psychologist and researches ways to build bridges between therapeutic embodied practices, collective action, and social justice.