A queer refugee in Neukölln

08 April 2022
Omar fled Syria in 2015 and today lives openly queer in Berlin. This is his/her story of self-discovery.
In drawings: Exile and alienation in Germany

19 October 2021
"This type of intimacy and comfort with which we used to meet friends has been lost by Syrians in exile, replaced with a pathological nostalgia. Now we don't know what...
Questioning ‘exile’

23 July 2021
In my mind and memories, exile was a remote and strange place. It was where the persecuted were forced to seek safety from arrest or death, where they were embattled...
Thoughts on exile in Germany

17 July 2021
We aren’t really over there, and we aren’t here either, struggling to find any satisfactory formula to solve the problem of our roots. We don’t understand what to do with...
The body, between event and memory

25 January 2021
Jacques Derrida described the act of embrace as a space in which the self touches the other. Did I really lose my body or did I re-appropriate it by alienating...
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