“I need my father more than ever before”

For a good three months now, the Berlin association SolidariGee has been holding consultation hours for young adult refugees who arrived in Germany as unaccompanied minors. All support measures and care services fall away – with drastic consequences – as soon as these people come of age.

by Caroline Kraft
13.04.2017

Music, music, we play music

One year ago a group of professional musicians founded the MitMachMusik association with the aim to promote integration by playing music together. Twice a week, professional musicians visit children and teenagers in their accommodation at the refugee camps in Berlin and Potsdam to play music with them. The children are sensitized to listen to each other, to react and interact, to guide and accompany.

by Hiba Obaid
06.04.2017

We all need a little JumpStart in life

Jumpstart is a project that brings together locals and newcomers in order to provide orientation, support and motivation for a new beginning in Berlin. Lorna Cannon, who has moved from England to Germany herself some years ago, tells about the challenges of a new arrival from her own experience and how, by international friendships and the occupied Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg, she got in touch with the project JumpStart.

by Lorna Cannon
27.03.2017

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

“I need my father more than ever before”

For a good three months now, the Berlin association SolidariGee has been holding consultation hours for young adult refugees who arrived in Germany as unaccompanied minors. All support measures and care services fall away – with drastic consequences – as soon as these people come of age.

by Caroline Kraft
13.04.2017

Music, music, we play music

One year ago a group of professional musicians founded the MitMachMusik association with the aim to promote integration by playing music together. Twice a week, professional musicians visit children and teenagers in their accommodation at the refugee camps in Berlin and Potsdam to play music with them. The children are sensitized to listen to each other, to react and interact, to guide and accompany.

by Hiba Obaid
06.04.2017

We all need a little JumpStart in life

Jumpstart is a project that brings together locals and newcomers in order to provide orientation, support and motivation for a new beginning in Berlin. Lorna Cannon, who has moved from England to Germany herself some years ago, tells about the challenges of a new arrival from her own experience and how, by international friendships and the occupied Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg, she got in touch with the project JumpStart.

by Lorna Cannon
27.03.2017

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

A Dead Talent

The only language he spoke was music. He gave his listeners the taste of melancholy, imprisonment and torture.

by Marwan Safarjalani
13.03.2017

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

Show me where you come from

The artist Dieter Mammel spent a year painting with displaced children and youths. The result: unique contemporary documents telling stories of war and flight, but also of hope and dreams. We visited his atelier in Berlin.

by Theresa Schmidt
15.12.2016

6 Questions to: Merlin Nadj-Torma

In her photo series “Here is everything as 22 stars :-)”, the photographer has been following and documenting since the year 2011, the life of refugees in illegal camps on the Serbian-Hungarian border, at the gateway to Europe. She tells us about her personal experiences in this short interview.

12.12.2016

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

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 ...