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

My story of leaving and arriving

Being a newcomer himself, the Scottish musician Liam remembers his first time in Germany. He describes how he relates to the experiences of other newcomers who came here as refugees and discovers what they share - and what differentiates them.

by Liam Cairns

6 Questions to: Lela Ahmadzai

The photographer Lela Ahmadzai has been following the lives of different women in Afghanistan since 2008 and has captured many moments and stories in portraits. In a brief interview, she talked about the link between women’s lives and politics, and about what interests her in her long-term project.


“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

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

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

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

Magic is here – Meet your Neighbours presents the NeuLand newspaper at Literaturhaus München

At the Meet your Neighbours evening at Literaturhaus München (House of Literature Munich) on May 3, Sandra Hoffmann and Denijen Pauljević met authors and editors from the NeuLand (NewLand) newspaper, which since 2015 has been offering refugees an unfiltered opportunity to speak out and enter into dialogue with people already living here.

by Silke Kleemann

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


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 ...