“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 ...


11.05.2017 - 13.05.2017

International Conference – „The Impossible Order“

The Impossible Order. Europe, Power, and the Search for a New Migration Regime These days, all over Europe it is being discussed how migration should be controlled and regulated. But ...

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

Forging friendships – an interview with Tamim Masood about the art project “Odyssee”

Tamim Masood, 22, was a journalist in Afghanistan before coming to Germany in October 2015. In a short interview, he talks about his personal experiences during the development stages of the Odyssee (Odyssey) art project, which was launched by the artist and steel sculptor Georg Friedrich Wolf. The project, which started in Habitzheim, Hesse, was presented in Berlin in December 2016.

by Christine Schmutzler & Miriam Zlobinski