“The applicant is called upon…”

Abas has received a notice of rejection. A shock for after a long odyssey from Eritrea to Germany he finally seemed to be safe. But that safety is threatened. He is said to leave the country.

by Katja Doubek
22.06.2017

The ups and downs of voluntary work

The Berlin-based project PROTHEGE offers therapy to refugees in response to a heavy demand for it. But creating a workable structure on a voluntary basis has proved more difficult than envisaged at the start. A report on insufficient funding and difficult networking.

by Annika Huhn
19.06.2017

Because places entice you to get used to them

Meet your neighbours as part of a ‘cultural breakfast’ event at the municipal library in Munich-Pasing. On 14 May, Fridolin Schley met the Syrian poet and journalist Yamen Hussein for an intercultural dialogue with a Syrian focus. They read old and new poems and talked about the continuous process of arriving in a new country.

by Silke Kleemann
12.06.2017

Research at the interface with political activism

Students of Freie Universität Berlin organized a research seminar on the situation of women* in refugee camps in Berlin in cooperation with the International Women’s Space (IWS). Recently the research results were published in an anthology.

by Miriam Bräu und Lena Nahrwold
01.06.2017

“The applicant is called upon…”

Abas has received a notice of rejection. A shock for after a long odyssey from Eritrea to Germany he finally seemed to be safe. But that safety is threatened. He is said to leave the country.

by Katja Doubek
22.06.2017

The ups and downs of voluntary work

The Berlin-based project PROTHEGE offers therapy to refugees in response to a heavy demand for it. But creating a workable structure on a voluntary basis has proved more difficult than envisaged at the start. A report on insufficient funding and difficult networking.

by Annika Huhn
19.06.2017

Because places entice you to get used to them

Meet your neighbours as part of a ‘cultural breakfast’ event at the municipal library in Munich-Pasing. On 14 May, Fridolin Schley met the Syrian poet and journalist Yamen Hussein for an intercultural dialogue with a Syrian focus. They read old and new poems and talked about the continuous process of arriving in a new country.

by Silke Kleemann
12.06.2017

Research at the interface with political activism

Students of Freie Universität Berlin organized a research seminar on the situation of women* in refugee camps in Berlin in cooperation with the International Women’s Space (IWS). Recently the research results were published in an anthology.

by Miriam Bräu und Lena Nahrwold
01.06.2017

Wafa Mustafa: The Story Behind The Name

Getting to know yet another strong female narrative in this biographical interview. Wafa speaks about her fights, depression and resilience.

by Tanya Sharma
18.05.2017

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 ...

The Wandering Self

Where is home when you have lived everywhere, who are you after you've lost your anchor? A viewpoint of a modern nomad  

by Lina Alhaddad
27.04.2017

6 Years Syrian Revolution

On march 18th a demonstration took place in Berlin to commemorate the sixth year of the Syrian revolution. Ameenah Sawwan was one of the participants and shares some thoughts and conversations on this date.

by Ameenah Sawwan
21.03.2017

International Women*s Day

On March 8 many women came together at numerous places to loudly claim equal rights. The International Women*s Struggle Demo took place in Berlin Kreuzberg. One member of Iwspace held the following speech.

by Iwspace
09.03.2017

Don’t forget friendship to the world

A discussion about hostility with Christina Thürmer-Rohr, Sabine Hark and Ines Kappert.

08.12.2016

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

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