Workshops

Knowledge is sexy, and talking nerdy has never been more fun! Our workshops cover many different aspects of sex, sexuality, health, and relationships.  In an effort to create a safe and non-judgmental environment, we ask that all workshop participants respect the opinions, boundaries, and experiences expressed by others.  If you have a great topic for a workshop, feel free to contact us with your ideas.

Directly after workshops, we give participants 10% off in-store purchases! The discount does not apply to books, magazines and commission items.

*Our workshop fees operate on a sliding scale basis.  However, if you would like to attend a workshop for which you can’t afford the fee, a further reduction is often possible.  Just contact us directly by phone or email to make arrangements.

**A quick note on safeR space: it is all of our responsibilities to create a safer space in which we actively engage in consensual and non-discriminatory behaviour.

*** You can pre-register for all workshops with payment of the workshop fee, either in-store, through PayPal or via bank transfer. Email: workshop@other-nature.de. A full refund is possible if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance.

**** All workshops are subject to a minimum number of pre-registrations. If we have to cancel due to insufficient sign-ups, we will let all registered individuals know 24 hours ahead of the scheduled workshop start time. All fees will be refunded in full.

If you have not pre-registered, please arrive early (at least 15 minutes before the workshop starts).  Please note that spaces are limited.

Upcoming workshops …

 

“Be My Schmalentine” Comic Workshop

with Henna Räsänen

Join us for the second edition of BE MY SCHMALENTINE, a practical comic workshop about having, or not having, feelings. The workshop is focused on creating drawings, and has 3 parts:

  • a drawing warm-up to get our ink flowing!
  • a fast-paced, collective drawing exercise
  • drawing stories of our own

In the workshop, we’ll critically explore the conventions of emotional connections. Love isn’t necessarily a defining topic in our lives, but it certainly is pictured, wrapped up and served all around us – particularly as we approach that day of romance, roses and slo-mo running across beaches and meadows also known as Valentine’s Day.

We’ll focus on norms in romantic and platonic love, and feelings that don’t fit these categories. What are the boundaries between a friend-crush, a romance, or a blossoming bromance? How does sex fit in – if at all?

All the drawings created in the workshop will (with permission) be published in a zine, put together by Henna. No prior drawing experience necessary!

Henna Räsänen is a Berlin-based political comic artist and event organizer. Their work focuses on portraying queer and punk life through understanding, honest and prickly humor, as well as commenting on the current political situation in North-Europe. They are currently working on their first graphic novels and are publishing a retrospective book “A Hypothetical Love Triangle” with Edition Assemblage Verlag in early 2017.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, February 7th, 18:30 – 21:30
Language: English (and some simpler German)
Cost: 25€ (20€ limited income)
Registration: to reserve a place in advance, simply come into the shop with the workshop fee, or email us to arrange payment via PayPal or bank transfer: workshop@other-nature.de 
Pre-registration is recommended, as space is limited. If you haven’t registered, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop start time.

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Lustvoll Nein-Sagen

mit Joris Kern

Nein markiert eine Grenze und setzt im Notfall ein Stopp. Großartig! Aber auch kein Wunder, dass wir diese Art von Nein versuchen zu vermeiden.

Dabei hat das Notfall-Nein viele Freundinnen, die sich spielerisch, lustvoll und sicher anfühlen können. Diese Arten von Nein zu etablieren nimmt dem Nein an sich viel von der aufgeladenen Schwere. Undramatische Neins machen Raum zum Experimentieren auf und sind ein schöner Baustein von authentischem Kontakt.

Nein kann sich anfühlen wie eine andere Art, Ja zu sagen: zu sich selbst, zu Im-Kontakt-Bleiben, zu Verantwortung für das was passiert. Nein ist auch eine wichtige Voraussetzung für Ja: Nur, wenn ich sicher bin, dass ich Nein sagen kann und mein Nein respektiert wird, kann sich ein Ja wirklich frei anfühlen.

Also lasst uns unser Nein feiern!

Joris Kern gibt seit Jahren Workshops zu Sexualität mit dem Fokus auf Einvernehmlichkeit/ Konsens und hat ein großes Interesse daran Räume zu schaffen, in denen ein ehrlicher Austausch stattfinden kann. Das ist ihr ein wichtiges Anliegen und macht ihm viel Spaß.

Wo: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
Wann:
Dienstag, 21. Februar 18:30 – 20:30
Sprache: 
Deutsch
Cost: 
15€ (13€ ermaßigt)
Anmeldung: 
Um einen Platz im Voraus zu reservieren komm einfach in unseren Laden um dich eintragen zu lassen und die Kursgebühr zu bezahlen oder du sendest uns eine Email mit deiner Anmeldung und wir schicken dir dann umgehen unsere PayPal/Bankdaten damit du den Betrag überweisen kannst: workshop@other-nature.de