Meet your neighbours at Buchhandlung Pfeiffer

The fifth evening in Munich’s "We’re doing it – meet your neighbours” series took place on 6 September 2016 when Syrian poet and journalist Yamen Hussein presented a few of his texts and spoke with the Munich author Fridolin Schley about life in Syria and Germany as well as writing in times of war.

by Silke Kleemann
29.09.2016

Through Their Voices: The Eyewitness’s Voice

Through Their Voices is a group of ten serial interviews with ten Syrian activists who are still living in the besieged city of Moaddamiyeh. The Eyewitness's Voice belongs to Ghassan Abu Ahmad, who had been an employee at the cultural centre for many years. He talks about his perspective and his reasons to continue the fight against oppression.

by Ameenah A. Sawwan
26.09.2016

Refugee Voice: People can be so much more than soldiers

Music is my way of proving to the world that I’m not just a refugee.

by REFUGEE VOICE, Boryana Ivanova
22.09.2016

IS and the Sphinx

Orwa Nyrabia on how western narratives of fear and panic are supporting terrorism and why deliberateness would help us to deal with our collective responsibility.

by Orwa Nyrabia
19.09.2016

Meet your neighbours at Buchhandlung Pfeiffer

The fifth evening in Munich’s "We’re doing it – meet your neighbours” series took place on 6 September 2016 when Syrian poet and journalist Yamen Hussein presented a few of his texts and spoke with the Munich author Fridolin Schley about life in Syria and Germany as well as writing in times of war.

by Silke Kleemann
29.09.2016

Through Their Voices: The Eyewitness’s Voice

Through Their Voices is a group of ten serial interviews with ten Syrian activists who are still living in the besieged city of Moaddamiyeh. The Eyewitness's Voice belongs to Ghassan Abu Ahmad, who had been an employee at the cultural centre for many years. He talks about his perspective and his reasons to continue the fight against oppression.

by Ameenah A. Sawwan
26.09.2016

Refugee Voice: People can be so much more than soldiers

Music is my way of proving to the world that I’m not just a refugee.

by REFUGEE VOICE, Boryana Ivanova
22.09.2016

IS and the Sphinx

Orwa Nyrabia on how western narratives of fear and panic are supporting terrorism and why deliberateness would help us to deal with our collective responsibility.

by Orwa Nyrabia
19.09.2016

Refugee Voice: I love my country, but i don’t want to fight

I’m scared that people here won’t like or accept me.

by REFUGEE VOICE, Boryana Ivanova
15.09.2016

A singular story told by art

How can a series of cultural events tell the story of refugees and migrants? Interview with Ekaterina Degot, curator of PLURIVERSALE V at the Academy of the Arts of the World in Cologne.  

by Theresa Schmidt
01.09.2016

160 Nations – More Than 160 Cultures – One Heritage

Mannheim is showing the way, making a contribution to remembrance culture that reflects multi-cultural heritage in our society.

by Patricia Bonaudo
25.08.2016

FLAX – Foreign Local Artistic Xchange. A Mentoring-Programme for Refugee Artists and a Network for Cultural Collaborations

Top local artists provide one-to-one support to creative artists who have fled their homelands.

by Rebecca Ellsäßer
07.07.2016

If You Want Help You’d Better Be Clean

Kefah Ali Deeb on Europe’s failings. The Syrian activist, artist and children’s writer fled from Syria to Germany in 2014. Once she arrived, she realized how fear suffocates all sense of solidarity and humanity. In her text, she finds clear words and images for the failings and cynicism of European policies. As long as people are dying outside the borders of clean Europe, no one cares about them. Europe is sealing itself off, protecting only itself. As though the suffering and deaths in Syria were a disease to be kept at a safe distance. This text by Kefah Ali Deeb was first published on Die Zeit newspaper’s blog “10 nach 8” and can be read here in German.

by Kefah Ali Deeb
30.06.2016

The Refugee Student Scholarship Network

The Refugee Student Scholarship Network gets involved (via individual sponsorships) in the funding of scholarships offered by an American-German liberal arts college (Bard College Berlin) for up to 20 young refugees.

by Marion Detjen
16.06.2016

Give Me A Refugee

A critical view of the education mentality and the culture of aid

by Ramy Al-Asheq, Chefredakteur der Zeitung „Abwab“
25.05.2016

From a Meat Grinder to the Aleppo Supper Club

The dream of opening up a restaurant – Marion Detjen on one Syrian family’s long struggle to get a foothold in Berlin.

by Marion Detjen
20.05.2016

Event

17.05.2016

Thinking Beyond „Crisis“ – Symposium in Berlin

Historians, artists, journalists from all backgrounds will, together with unaccompanied Afghan minors, try out ways of speaking, to overcome the „crisis“- and „emergency“-imaginary that is dominating the discourse on migration ...