House of Kal Berlin – Winter 2021

House of Kal Berlin – Winter 2021

a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. Kal 

House of Kal Berlin
Winter 2021

Nomadic. On Air from Darkish Matter Radio Studio Jeetze.
At District*School without Center and Archive Books Berlin.
24 November – 10 December

a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. Kal was conceived on a plane ride from Karachi to Istanbul in September 2019 from continuing conversations and resonances of queer world making at the shores of the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean earlier that year. The tentaculos  work began in January 2020 and unfolded over  in pandemic time, working in its ebb and flow through ruptures, repairs, care and collectivity.

In the final iteration of this chapter of kal , we celebrate the coming together of different streams from the Houses of Kal Karachi, Colombo and Berlin, from radio kal – where the sounds of yesterday and tomorrow meet – and the first in a series of books of kal. Keeping in mind the realities we find ourselves in, a new COVID surge and the closing of District*School Without Center’s current physical space, House of Kal Berlin goes nomadic and on air.

kal’s ghostly presences will manifest this winter with the first episodes of radio kal broadcast live on kal’s new website from knowbotiq’s Darkish Matter Radio Studio in rural Jeetze, an online film screening as well as conversations, a publication launch and a performance in the closing rooms of District and Archive Books and online via zoom.

24 November – 10 December
Knotweed Frequencies
Radio kal live broadcasts from knowbotiq’s Darkish Matter Radio Studio


24 November, 2 pm CET (online at radio kal)
Launch episode: Spectre in My Seed: Verdant Ghostcolonialisms
Radio Phone-In Infoprogram for people struggling with haunted plants
Live radio show with knowbotiq and Promona Sengupta
On radio kal at


30 November, 14:17 h CET (moon rise in Jeetze) (online at radio kal)
sound into the tension as long as your breath can hold it
A Frei with Sakina Aliakbar, Suza Husse, Veenadara Lakshika Jayakody, Hema Shironi Joseph, Sophia-Layla Afsar, Alishba Memon, Ayesha Tariq, Basil Andrews, Betül Merve Tekoglu, Rheremita Cera, Sumugan Sivanesan, Seba Ali and Special Guest Izidora L LETHE


1 – 10 December, dates and moon times to be announced (online at radio kal)
Transmissions from the Houses of Kal Colombo, Karachi and Berlin
with Arshia Fatima Haq of Discostan & Raed Yassin, Ayesha Chaudhry and guests, Fatima Asghar, Nuray Demir & Venuri Perera, Sehan Khanna with Surkh Hina & Arham Bhaiji, SpaceShip Beben, and House of Kal Colombo residents.


4 December, New Moon Local time Jeetze (online at radio kal)
Aural Sex: The Hour of Kali
Live radio show with Promona Sengupta


24 November – 10 December
trans-ancestral pilgrimages


From 24 November
Online Screening at
Menelusuri Bissu \ Pilgrimage to the Bissu Community 
Film by Tamarra (2019, 38 min)


27 November, 2 pm CET (online – register here)
trans-ancestral pilgrimages
Conversation between Tamarra, Vicky Shahjahan, Sophia-Layla Afsar, and Ferdiansyah Thajib


9 December, 5 pm CET (hybrid & online – register here)
publication launch
The Many Headed Hydra & Aziz Sohail (eds.) in hybrid resonances with the comakers of this book: Aziza Ahmad, Chiara Figone / Archive Books, Fatimah Asghar, Fiza Khatri, Najia Sabahat Khan, Sadia Khatri, Sandev Handy, Sharika Navamani, Shahana Rajani & Zahra Malkani, Tamara Fernando, Taara Rani, The Many Headed Hydra, Umair Khan, Venuri Perera, Vicky Shahjahan


9 December, 7 pm CET (hybrid & online – register here)
Lip-Sing for your Art!, A Bilingual Karaoke
a performance by Fehras Publishing Practices