Mapping, Visibility and Narratives, Urban and Digital Space

Working groups and final presentation

Sat, Mar 5, 2016
3–6 pm

In English

Refugees, volunteers, activists, digital developers, theorists and artists gather to discuss tools and strategies for refugee’s self-organization. The situation in Germany is changing dramatically. New challenges are coming up. What needs to be done? What is important for empowerment and self-organization? In working groups, refugees and non-refugees activists and their supporters meet to analyze the current needs and develop responses.

Three parallel workshops are working on the following themes: Registration needed.

Mapping the City
Mapping a space is the same as appropriating it. Many projects are digitally mapping the urban space as a method for visualization, empowerment and appropriation. What communities have emerged from mapping projects and how can the projects be set up for the long term?
With Arriving in Berlin, maptime Berlin, Marizon Bilano, Moderation: Ralf Rebmann

Narration / Visibility
What images and stories are needed to express the problems and demands of refugees? How is the fight against discrimination made visible? What change of perspective is needed to strengthen solidarity of refugees and non-refugees?
With Bino Byansi Byakuleka: We are born free! Empowerment Radio, mediale pfade and others. Moderation: Nanna Heidenreich

Urban and Digital Space
Connecting spaces - digital, urban and translocal relations and strategies
The workshop deals with refugee and non-refugee practices and experiences using digital technologies and their importance in everyday life, political emergencies and urban space. Which spaces, places, communities and realities are we connecting to and connected to through our use of mobile phones, instant messengers and other social media? How do our digital experiences relate to physical encounters and face-to-face relations?
With and moderated by metroZones

5.30 pm public presentation