Ten Points, Ten Demands, One Festival. Zehn Punkte, zehn Forderungen, ein Festival
Karina Griffith, Kultursprünge im Ballhaus Naunynstraße gGmbH Postmigrantisches Theater (Herausgeber)
Republik Repair is a festival of Black perspectives curated by Karina Griffith at the post-migrant theatre Ballhaus Naunynstraße in Berlin which took place from September until December 2017. Artists, musicians, scholars, performers and activists were invited to adopt the Ten Point Action Plan of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Reparations Commission as a model for addressing the impact of European colonialism. Republik Repair offered political and artistic adaptations and translations of the Caribbean Community’s Ten Points for the German context and in doing so, articulated their own demands. Republik Repair provides a strategy of healing by incorporating the experiences of Black people, creating spaces for exchange and inspiration, and reinforcing sustainable processes of decolonization. In a confluence of art and knowledge transfer, of local and international discourses, the festival provided crucial inspiration for the German discussion around reparations.