As a co-founder of li:chi – transcultural network for art & political education, Layla Zami collaborates with Oxana Chi in the production of transdisciplinary events, conferences and festivals. As an organizer, Layla enjoys contributing to fundraising, public relations, organizing, and video/photo documentation.
Layla Zami initiated and co-chaired Moving Memory, an international transdisciplinary symposium-festival held at Berlin's Technical
University (October 20th – 22nd, 2016).
For the first time in Berlin, academic, artistic and activist personalities with Jewish, black (Afro-American, Afro-European, Afro-Caribbean), white, Roma, and Muslim backgrounds were gathered to explore the words, images, and movements of cultural memory in relation to historical trauma and contemporary empowerment.
The event was organized in the realm of Berlin 2050 – City of Future (Stadt der Zukunft).
In cooperation with: AlleFrauen* Referat (AllWomen* Department) and Studentenwerk Berlin Kulturbüro.
Sponsored by: Amadeu-Antonio-Stiftung, Humboldt-University, Freie Universität, Technical University, Potsdam University, Institut Français.
Photos by Toni Witzel and Layla Zami
Following up on the success of the "Moving Memory", Dr. Layla Zami conceived the event "Moving Archives"
for the Center for the Humanities at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. The event is co-sponsored by Columbia
March 28th, 2018
Martin Segal Theater
Black Queer Night
A special event for Black History Month, curated by Layla Zami & Oxana Chi in partnership with the International Human
Rights Art Festival (IHRAF).
Featuring Maria Bauman, Nia & Ness, Oxana Chi and Layla Zami (spoken words, chalumeau, saxophone)
Dixon Place Theater
Feb 21st, 2018
at 7.30 pm
Black Herstory Night
Black History Month Special at Dixon Place – Laboratory for Performance NYC
Women Power Month
I Step On Air
International Festival with dance/ live-music/ theater/ talks/ readings.
Salon Qi is a transdisciplinary event series conceived and curated by Oxana Chi since 2009 in memory of the Chinese-Jewish-Latvian dancer and muse Tatjana Barbakoff (1899-1944).