Marie & HYLE

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Queer-feminist reading forum

Without past and present queer-feminist decolonial and anti-capitalist struggles, we would neither have the grounds to come together at BLADE as we do now, nor would we have the courage to manifest our thoughts and experiences in an empowered manner.

In this reading forum, we want to collectively read and discuss snippets from some of our most beloved queer-feminist thinkers on the topics of love, erotics, and collective struggles such as Audre Lorde, bell hooks or Sara Ahmed.

After a short check-in meditation, we will bring our own experiences in dialogue with the readings. No prior knowledge is necessary, just curiosity for mutual exchange and inspiration.


Marie is a Berlin-based cultural theorist, researcher, writer, and festival curator. At the intersections of research and artistic practice, she works on a political thinking of the liquid.

Marie is part of rocheuse collective and currently teaching a seminar on leaky bodies, body liquids and queer-feminist thought.


HYLE is a Berlin-based queer-feminist festival curator, sculptor, and designer born in Iran as the first snow fell and melted by the heat of a bullet that left the gun barrel long before she opened her eyes.

She uses her artistic expression & curatorial practice in manifesting a poetical notion within the healing potentials of art, seeking a revived sense of hope for the future. She works primarily with archives, by reclaiming memories as elements of heritage.