Every Thursday evening events
5th May, 7pm – Film Screening: Die Unsichtbaren / The Invisible
Benjamin Kahlmeyer (director), Stefan Neuberger (cinematography), Germany 2014, 78min, French, English, German, Swahili, Arabic (with English subtitles)
The documentary The Invisibles accompanies four asylum seekers in Brandenburg on their way through the official proceedings: a rare insight into the black box of asylum law.
12th May, 7pm – The British EU referendum - A look at the campaigns and arguments for leaving.
With Annett Kottek, Paul Hutchinson and Wolfgang Tillmans (in English)
As both German and British residents, the participants - all involved in developing Wolfgang Tillmans' current anti-Brexit campaign - consider the contra-position in an open conversation. Annett Kottek, b. 1969 in Thuringia, former East Germany, immigrated to London after the re-unification of Germany. MA English Literature from Queen Mary University of London, researcher and poet. Paul Hutchinson, b. 1987 in Berlin, raised between Ireland and Germany, postgraduate studies in the UK. MA Photography from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, photographer.
19th May. 7pm – Political Activism and Art, discussion with Timo Reinfrank and Sophie Vester (Amadeu Antonio Foundation) and guests. (in English/German)
Following up the presentation from of the Amadeu Antonio Foundation by Timo Reinfrank from April 28th, we continue the discussion how artist can contribute new ideas in the current political discussions and get active.
The Amadeu Antonio Stiftung is one of Germany's foremost, independent non-governmental organizations working to strengthen democratic civic society and eliminate neo-Nazism, right-wing extremism, and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry and hate.
26th May, 7pm – KRNYH, Kos refugees need your help, a talk with Valerie Stahl von Stromberg (in English)
The artist and photographer Valerie Stahl von Stromberg lives in Berlin and Kos. The spontaneous and provisional mission in the summer of 2015 to purchase food for the hundreds of refugees, who had arrived on the Greek island of Kos in inflatable dinghies via the Turkish port Bodrum, received strong support through the Facebook event 'Kos refugees need your help' and subsequently established itself as the humanitarian aid organisation KRNYH. The work of KRNYH concentrates on essential, non-medical aid: the provision of food and liaising between restaurant owners, the inhabitants of Kos and the refugees.