Over the last 5 years, over 60 million people have had to flee their homes and seek asylum in other countries. 1.2 million of them made the long trecherous journey to Germany, of which, approximately 0.2 million people are in Berlin.

Living in a limbo between what life used to be, and the uncertainty of what may come next. To give some context to what follows, I spent 3 months in Berlin, trying to better understand a situation, that surely goes through many levels of adulteration, before it is finally delivered to us by the media. And I discovered stagnated lives, frustrated even, by the tragedy of finding themselves in a vastly different culture. But I also discovered a city that seems to be going out of its way to welcome, help and integrate the newcomers. In my time there, I initiated and implemented some ideas, with the purpose of contributing to these ‘refugee integration’ efforts.

 

The first re:boot workshop organized on 11.07.16