Intersectional Matter was a project by and with Mathilde ter Heijne, Christoph Balzar, Karina Griffith, Kristina Leko, Sandra Noeth and Nik Haffner. Intersectional Matter was an artistic research project at the Berlin University of the Arts, dedicated to the question of how intersectional theory can be integrated into the academic curriculum and artistic learning experiences.
Together we addressed the questions of what intersectionality is, what constitutes intersectional discrimination and what it means to think and act intersectionally. Numerous workshops, lectures and dialogues in close cooperation with the Class for Time-Related Media and Performance, the Institute for Art in Context (IfKiK) and the Inter-University Centre for Dance (HZT) and with generous support from the Women’s Representative and the DiVAversity Fund.
Against this background, discursive, performative and visual strategies for dealing with multiple discrimination were to be developed and tested. The students were stimulated by public lectures by experts and a reader.