images courtesy of Sabine Mittermeier
Hiwa K – Cooking with Mama / Occupy Dinner
Cooking with Mama – Occupy Dinner is a series of webcast cooking events that will take place in the locations where occupations and protests have occurred. Starting in Berlin, the project is a call for people to gather once again, in the form of a dinner. During the event, Hiwa’s mother who lives in Iraq, will be giving cooking instructions to her son, over Skype. Her recipes and instructions will be translated from Kurdish to English for the participants to follow. At the same time, a group of people will be translating the recipes into other languages and passing them on to other countries. Occupy Dinner is the continuation of the project Cooking with Mama initiated by Hiwa K in 2006.
Cooking with Mama – Occupy Dinner will continue in Berlin throughout the summer on the second Sunday of every month. Participants will be invited to contact a cook (relative or friend) and host an Occupy Dinner, with the expectation that the event can evolve and become a regular occurrence.
Dates and locations
23 and 28 April – Volkspark am Weinbergsweg, Berlin
And in collaboration with the Transeuropa Festival
19 May – Prinzessinnengarten, Berlin
2 and 3 June – Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome
We welcome everyone that would like to take part in any of the events. For more information and participation please join our facebook group: Cooking with Mama and blog
The project is an open process based on everyone’s involvement and is open to your suggestions.