Interview with Baynatna library: 'This is a space for everyone'

The Arabic library Baynatna is located in the Central Library of Berlin in an impressive late Renaissance building at Breite Str. 36. Today, I'm here to talk with one of the founding members of Baynatna, Ali Hasan. I will ask him about the purpose and story of the library as well as “integration” and arts. Ali had to leave his home country Syria four years ago and now lives in Berlin, where he is involved in many projects like Baynatna or We belong to music, an art collective to connect...

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Creating a brochure on refugees' stories

The most difficult task of seeking asylum is to build trust in people's lives because right after coming to the new country, a lot of refugees need to start all over again. Sometimes, neighbours are very welcoming and path the way towards language, culture, meet ups and get togethers. When I lived in a camp in Köpenick, locals held a meeting with newcomers every Friday. There, I had the chance to get to know Liz Crossley. She helped me immensely to find my way around German society.

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Out now: our magazine to flip through

With special thanks for the support of Guy and Aous and Kim Huber, who helped us with the layout: RawafedZusammenfluss is now available in form of a magazine to actually flip through.  

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Festival for Democracy and Tolerance

Fotographer: Egon lives in Köpenick and is very passionate about photgraphy. He also supports a language café that takes place every 2nd and 4th Wednesday on the Kiezspindel campus. Photo: Private

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