Browsing: Integration debate

“Marzahn migrant.”: Under this title, social and cultural anthropologist Dr. Urmila Goel talks in her lecture about (anti-)racism, gentrification and (in)visibility in public space. And about West German perspectives on the East Berlin district of Marzahn-Hellersdorf.

“This is an appeal.” On the screen in the background there is a big heart formed by red and black pixels. Above it is written: “#OrganizedLove”. Berlin, July 2016, 10th edition of the “re:publica” festival, the “Most Inspiring Festival For The Digital Society” according to its own statement. Kübra Gümüşay, publicist and activist, begins her talk, “This is an appeal.”

In 1979, the publicist Henryk M. Broder, together with Michel R. Lang, publishes a book: “Fremd im eigenen Land. Jews in the Federal Republic.” Some thirteen years later, three young musicians from Heidelberg are unable to find a label for their songs, so without further ado they self-publish their single in 1992.

In this video, cabaret artist Idil Nuna Baydar talks about everyday racism and attacks the simple-minded defense mechanisms of parts of the German majority society in the form of her artificial character Jilet Ayşe.

“Let’s tear ourselves away from the roots that connect us to every kind of form of domination”- under this motto the self-administered magazine “from/to migrants”, “KÖXSÜZ”, appeared between 1995 and 2000.

Since the so-called summer of migration in 2015, the topics of migration and flight have increasingly become the focus of attention for society as a whole. Across Europe, many new groups formed to support and facilitate the reception of people fleeing their homes.

Offensive, discursive, narrative: just three of the attributes that could be mentioned in the context of publicist Mely Kiyak’s weekly column on the website of Berlin’s Maxim Gorki Theater.

The network of activists, theater makers, musicians, filmmakers, and scientists was active nationwide for several years beginning in the late 1990s. With performances in public space, conferences, films, and publications, members opposed what one manifesto (1998) called “the question of passport and origin. Auf der re:publica 2016 hält Journalistin, Bloggerin und Aktivistin Kübra Gümüşay eine bewegende Rede über Hass und Rassismus in…

Texts and collages that have appeared on the blog migrantenstadl, as well as previously unpublished material, are now presented by…