Web Edition

How Balance Club / Culture Festival – Web Edtion works: We publish the contributions according to ⤵︎ the timetable on this website. 
From 20⁠–24 May, our website will feature DJ sets, lectures, multimedia texts, workshops, artist talks, audio-visual works and artistic fashion-pieces. As a grand finale, we will release our Balance-Sampler “Various Artists – Tender Squads” on festival Sunday and, admittedly, fulfill our own long standing wish. The Balance Club / Culture Festival sees itself as an interface between club culture and social critique. All contributions of the festival “Tender Squads” address the question which constellations and alliances can be imagined for the emancipatory potential of a different world to unfold? Which alliances do we want to form and where do we have to insist on difference for our alternatives to be viable? What form of (feminist) care and support do we need for each other right now? Together with you we want to find out, more urgently than ever, how we can maximally destabilize structural inequalities.

Program back

Talk: Allyship w/
Arpana Aischa Berndt
& Mine Wenzel

  • Arpana Aischa Berndt & Mine Wenzel

Moderated by Ulla Heinrich

Discourse Program

In conversation with Balance team member Ulla Heinrich, author and anti-racism trainer Arpana Aischa Berndt and DJ, musician and activist Mine Wenzel talk about their workshop “Let’s talk about Alliances” and the festival theme Tender Squads.

Mine Wenzel is a DJ, musician and trans*activist anar*chic. She produces the trans*ginger „Teapot Cast”, gives lectures and workshops on the criticique of power and issues of anti-discrimination and is active on social media and analog networks to infilitrate the cis-tem.

Arpana Aischa Berndt is an author, journalist and anti-racism trainer. She publishes short stories, articles and podcasts both online, in journals and anthologies. She gives workshops on power-critical writing, Allyship and anti-racism.