The team behind the "we"

The team behind wearedoingit e.V. seeks to strengthen the voices of those who view migration and diversity as an opportunity. We say no thank you to policies that exclude and humiliate. No to fear and hate, to violence and resentment. Instead we welcome a diverse and positive society, one that we will help create together.

WIR MACHEN DAS /wearedoingit e.V. was founded in 2015 as an initiative by a network of over 100 women in arts, culture and academia. Today, the association employs a dozen people in and outside of Berlin, Germany. The association also works with over 100 newcomers engaged in the cultural sector. Get to know our in-house team here.

Annika Reich

is one of the founders of WIR MACHEN DAS and now heads the team as Artistic Director. Apart from spearheading both the association and Weiter Schreiben, Annika is an author of novels and children’s books and a columnist for Zeit Online.

Caroline Assad

WIR MACHEN DAS' Executive Manager. Clear and efficient work processes, evaluation, fundraising and teambuilding – those are topics close to Caroline’s heart.

Dima. Photo: Juliette Moarbes

Dima AlBitar Kalaji

is a journalist currently heading the editorial team for the WIR MACHEN DAS magazine. At Weiter Schreiben she handles the coordination and editing of Arabic texts. She enjoys long walks and talks and dancing.

Bild von Patrick Kennedy. Foto: Juliette Moarbes

Patrick Kennedy

is Head of Communications at WIR MACHEN DAS. His aim is to foster the NGO's visibility by ensuring vivid interaction with the public without losing our sense for poetry on our way. Likes black tea.

Julia Kuepper

takes care of bookkeeping and the association’s administration. She likes coffee and spreadsheets with functioning formulas.

Lama AlHaddad

is our event manager and also supports WIR MACHEN DAS with her fabulous social media skills. She is a team member of the "Demokratie? Eine Frage der Verfassung!" project. In her free time, Lama likes to do yoga and visit flea markets.


Maritta Iseler

Art historian and photo editor Maritta studied at OKS for Photography in Berlin. She also curated international exhibition catalogues and has supervised art domestic art exhibitions. In her spare time, Maritta enjoys roller skating.

Juliette Moarbes

works as a picture editor for both WIR MACHEN DAS and Missy Magazine. She studied photography and media management and has a vocational training as a picture editor.

Christiane Kühl, Projektleiterin Weiter Schreiben

Christiane Kühl

Christiane Kühl lives in Berlin as an author, editor and theatre maker. She is  the project manager of Writing On and works as an editor for W(O)rtwechseln. Occasionally she also presents events or writes texts online for Writing On.


Elisabeth Wellershaus

lives and works as an author and editor in Berlin. She's part of the editorial team behind the WIR MACHEN DAS magazine. Elisabeth enjoys reading about different perspectives on life between the North Sea and the Alps.

Uta Rüchel, Projektleiterin

Uta Rüchel

Uta Rüchel is the project manager for our constitution project „In bester Verfassung“. She organises citizen dialogues all over Germany in the hope of bringing those together who normaly tend to solely talk about other people. She prefers good questions to ready-made answers.