niv Acosta
Centering black

A Structural Racism training for cultural producers


9–10 March 16



Wed–Thu, 9.–10.3.16, 12–16 h
Workshop takes place in English
Free entrance, registration required

Artist and educator niv Acosta leads a workshop for cultural workers focusing on racial equality in arts and culture at KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Through a Structural Racism lens we are able to examine the multiple institutions that work in tandem to create unnatural circumstances which lead to the sustained disinvestment and disenfranchisement of communities and People of Color. The professional training analyzes how structures (i.e. education, healthcare, employment, etc.) are affected by governing policies and the impacts Structural Racism can have in our everyday lives, while bridging the ways cultural institutions/producers can impact racial equity. For the purpose of disseminating this work, Acosta has adapted The Center for Social Inclusion’s structural analysis and gathered metrics to showcase the racial disparities in art professions in America. For this workshop, a structural analysis will be adapted to specific institutions in Berlin and in Germany and to the communities they serve.

The training is solutions-based, can be used as a site for networking, and strengthens young activists through knowledge and professional working tools.

Trained in contemporary dance, New-York based niv Acosta pursues dance performance, sculpture, and educational forums as ways to consider political issues of race and gender.
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The workshop centers on the experience of People of Color but is intended for all who will listen and contribute. If you are interested, please register by sending your name, affiliation (or independent practice) and contact info to

The workshop is kindly supported by Interflugs: