Step Across the Border - Return to Berlin 16 April - 20 April 2019

SATB returns to the city where it began almost two years ago for a grande project finale which will serve to bring the various SATB threads and themes together. Staff, learners and clients will work together to create a final exposition to present before public audiences, networking with the various peer organisations, clients and public with whom SATB has encountered over the last 2 years. The occasion will facilitate discussios to look at concrete steps to develop the SATB project, including consolidating network contacts and future funding strategies. A commemorative, handmade screenprinted  booklet, including graphic and text excerpts from the project and including relevant contact and help addresses will be created over the 5 day activity plan  to be  distributed  amongst the participants and visitors and on this site as PDF - Zine

SATB "Kick Off" meeting Berlin 2017 linocut workshop at Bienenwerder . graphic by Gabba


SATB "Kick Off" meeting Berlin 2017 Herb identification tour with Rasheeqa and Gabba at Bienenwerder farm




Berlin 2019  SATB Activity Programme

The group will be based at Wiesenzirkus Bunterhund in Ruedersdorf, 30 km east of Berlin, courtesy of Lebenshilfe Ruedersdorf e.V.  This women organised cultural space integrates with people with special needs and  other marginalised groups in a socio cultural /creative context. The space  includes a discussion area, theater stage and guest wagons. From here, the SATB group will  visit  local culture projects who make up a regional network.


Visit to Das Landgut Neuendorf im Sande

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Hakhshara at Gutshof Neuendorf_images from Judischen Museums Berlin archive





This is a small village set amongst 35 hectares of woods and farming land which was  acquired in 2018 via auktion and with the financial support  of the foundations Trias and Editrh Maryon The organisational group "Zusane" incorporates people with  different lifestyles and professions who share a belief in solidarity and social and ecological awareness. They bring professional expertise from the farming, artistic, political, social sciences and pedagogical fields. The perspective  is for the  community to be intergenerational and to expand. The village  was a Jewish  learning center for handicrafts before being taken over by the National Socialists when its was used as a work camp and from where many people, including children, were sent to the Auschwitz death camp. In East German times , the village was a an  L.P.G.  farming collective. Since 1989 , the village has been largely left to fall into disrepair , however, there are a number of orginal residents who have been living there from  the East German times.


Visit to Kesselberg


Fotos: Media Derive

Kesselberg is a wooded 50 hectare area close to Berlin, which, formerley a military communication base now re-imagined to provide an  opportunity for people to live an ecological, social and cultural alternative lifestyle. There are approximately 100 people from different countries living and working there: Workshops include wood, metal, glass, bicycle, electrics, and ceramic , as well as ongoing initiatives to create gardens and renaturalize the  forest, a  wind turbine project , a wastewater treatment plant and solar thermal installation. Since 2002  Cofanis shamans  from Colombia visited Kesselberg which resulted in the formation of  a transnational  "Indigenous Embassy".


On the following Easter weekend  (19-21.04)  SATB is planning to public events in Berlin (provisorically at Yaam club) . Here is the rough programme idea: All Artists and venue still to be confirmed:




Khadijatou" (Guyana/ UK) live Djembe drum  & voice

"Alice Dee" (Berlin) Rap/M.C.

Dj "Sexy Rubber Soul" (London) - Drum n Bass

"Gogo Trash" - Performance & Deco

Dj Team "Acid Burrito" (BRD/Colombia)  - Cumbia & Co.










Tuesday, April 16, 2019 -
15:15 to 15:30