A humanized book

What if, instead of borrowing a book from a library in your city or university, you could borrow a person and hear her story? Welcome to the "Living Library", where books are real persons and pages are face-to-face conversations.

by Asma Abidi
13.11.2017

From war zone to classroom

About an energetic young teacher who is learning fast and enjoys it.

by Hiba Obaid / Photography: Inga Lauenroth
02.11.2017

‘Last Days of the City’… A Cairo collapsing, a lover leaving and an Arab region at the point of no return

Tamer El-Said takes us on a short and trying journey in his latest film, “Last Days of the City”, giving us a glimpse of some of the societal and human lamentations moving through his unique interpretation of the city of Cairo... This film is still showing in theaters in Berlin at: WOLF Kino (Weserstraße 59, 12045 Berlin - Neukölln)

by Asmaa Yousuf
26.10.2017

Long journeys

At seventeen, Karamo Jabbie made the difficult journey from Gambia to Germany all on his own. In a music workshop in Berlin, he cooperated with other youth who came here on their own in search of a better future and together they produced a multi-lingual rap song that connects their different stories and honors their common struggles.

by Sophie Reimers
23.10.2017

A humanized book

What if, instead of borrowing a book from a library in your city or university, you could borrow a person and hear her story? Welcome to the "Living Library", where books are real persons and pages are face-to-face conversations.

by Asma Abidi
13.11.2017

From war zone to classroom

About an energetic young teacher who is learning fast and enjoys it.

by Hiba Obaid / Photography: Inga Lauenroth
02.11.2017

‘Last Days of the City’… A Cairo collapsing, a lover leaving and an Arab region at the point of no return

Tamer El-Said takes us on a short and trying journey in his latest film, “Last Days of the City”, giving us a glimpse of some of the societal and human lamentations moving through his unique interpretation of the city of Cairo... This film is still showing in theaters in Berlin at: WOLF Kino (Weserstraße 59, 12045 Berlin - Neukölln)

by Asmaa Yousuf
26.10.2017

Long journeys

At seventeen, Karamo Jabbie made the difficult journey from Gambia to Germany all on his own. In a music workshop in Berlin, he cooperated with other youth who came here on their own in search of a better future and together they produced a multi-lingual rap song that connects their different stories and honors their common struggles.

by Sophie Reimers
23.10.2017

One week of language babel

The translator’s workshop “Poesie der Nachbarn – Dichter übersetzen Dichter” (Poetry of neighbors – Poets translating poets) took place for the 30th time this year. The host-country was Syria.

by Maritta Iseler
19.10.2017

Meeting Saleh Kahhal

„I finally have a job!“ The first step is complete, but Saleh dreams of working in his actual field - as a journalist.

by Saleh Kahhal
19.10.2017

Voting for our future without us

For some of us having the right to vote is still a dream. Not having this choice means others decide on what terms to move on.

by Yasmine Nayef Merei
03.10.2017

German politics finally going international?

Our author shares his perspective on German politics and how he missed international issues. He observes a shift which might lead in a new direction.

by Mohammadali Ghods
29.09.2017

Humanize Humans

Are all humans truly humans regarding to the media? Are refugees seen in the same neutral eye, and their stories; are they written with the same crafted hands? A polemic about the medias portrayal of refugees  

by Oula Suliman
24.07.2017

Event

25.05.2017 - 28.05.2017

FLAX Open Academy Visual Arts

FLAX, Foreign Local Artistic Xchange is hosting a four-day workshop for artists, in partnership with AFAC and the Academy of Arts in Berlin Public Event: „Culture & Populism“ An open ...

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

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

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