Golschan Ahmad Haschemi

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Golschan Ahmad Haschemi

Theatre maker, cultural scholar, performer – Hanover, Germany
Participant International Forum 2020

Golschan Ahmad Haschemi is a cultural scholar, performer and educational consultant. Her performance practice, research and teaching revolves around the interfaces of artistic, political and academic discourses on relationships of dominance, perspectives that question power and action(-strategie)s for resistance. Her theory and practice are grounded in queer feminism, (anti-)racism, post-colonialism, intersectionality and empowerment.

As a member of the collective Technocandy, she worked at Theater Oberhausen for two years; she is a member of the collective donna’s gym and works as a dramaturg for the collective christians//schwenk.

In 2019, she developed the performance “Sweat” together with her colleagues Riebensahm/Hourmazdi/Christians/Schwenk, which was premiered at SOPHIENSÆLE as part of Freischwimmen.

With the intention of filling gaps in a collective, autonomous and self-organised way wherever she feels that topics need to be addressed, she founded the feminist hip-hop festival bigger than…! in Hannover in 2014, followed in 2016 by the empowerment network Hotspot of Power for BIPoC youths, to support young adults in the context of art and culture.

Since 2019, she has been working with the lawyer and dramaturg Sonja Laaser and others to advance the Anti-Racism-Clause that caused a nationwide stir in Germany. As an educational consultant, she advises and trains institutions of art and culture in the implementation of sustainable initiatives to combat anti-Semitism and racism, e.g. at the 2019 Theaterformen festival and the 2020 annual assembly of Dramaturgische Gesellschaft e.V.