In October 2015, in collaboration with Transgender Europe (TGEU) and funded by Open Society Foundations, we travelled to Berlin to carry out a School for Creative Activism Workshop with trans-activists and artists from across Europe. From 8-11 October, we worked with 17 participants from 13 European countries, developing a creative activism campaign to mark some of the spaces across Berlin that have symbolic, historical, or emotional significance for trans people.

After two days training in the theory and history of creative activism, the group devised, constructed, and carried out a fully fledged campaign action in 24 hours – including a logo, a trans map of Berlin, origami workshop, living library and stands where Berliners could juggle with their gender and enjoy free coffee.

We commissioned filmmaker Jesse Elan to document the process and we’re pleased to present it here to give you a bit more of an insight in exactly what goes on during our workshops. Enjoy!

Film by Jesse Elan
With support from Open Society Foundations