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

We can win anything if we believe in ourselves

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro ended yesterday. This year saw the first Refugee Olympic Team (ROT), a group of 10 displaced athletes who competed against the world’s best sportsmen and women. They didn’t win any gold medals, but as our review shows, their stories, their courage and their hopes move the world – and their dreams are worth far more than silver and gold.

by Katja Doubek
22.08.2016

Refugee Voice: Dedicating your life to work alone is not worth it

The situation in Syria kills the human inside of you.

by REFUGEE VOICE, Boryana Ivanova
18.08.2016

Through Their Voices: The Artist’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 Artist's Voice belongs to Abu Numair, who talks about his artistic work with the traumatized children of his city.

by Ameenah A. Sawwan
15.08.2016

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

We can win anything if we believe in ourselves

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro ended yesterday. This year saw the first Refugee Olympic Team (ROT), a group of 10 displaced athletes who competed against the world’s best sportsmen and women. They didn’t win any gold medals, but as our review shows, their stories, their courage and their hopes move the world – and their dreams are worth far more than silver and gold.

by Katja Doubek
22.08.2016

Refugee Voice: Dedicating your life to work alone is not worth it

The situation in Syria kills the human inside of you.

by REFUGEE VOICE, Boryana Ivanova
18.08.2016

Through Their Voices: The Artist’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 Artist's Voice belongs to Abu Numair, who talks about his artistic work with the traumatized children of his city.

by Ameenah A. Sawwan
15.08.2016

Autoren Helfen – Writers Lending a Helping Hand

Combining creative forces and working for humanitarian and social causes – that was the idea that prompted five writers to launched the initiative Autoren helfen last autumn.

by Theresa Schmidt
08.08.2016

It’s a hit – the inclusive art performance Odyssey

At the steel-construction company on the Hofgut Habitzheim estate in Hesse, every morning starts with hammering. The rhythmic strike of iron on iron has been resounding through the old walls of the workshop for several years now, but in recent weeks you can hear different voices between the beats: Arabic, Urdu und Dari is mixed with the usual German language spoken here.

by Miriam Zlobinski
04.08.2016

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

We need a no-fly zone

A young Syrian calls upon the world to end the insanity of war in his home country. The Islamic State plays barely any role.

by Muhanad Qaiconie
18.05.2016

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 ...