Weltstadt — Erinnerung und Zukunft von Geflüchteten im Modell

WELTSTADT — Erinnerung und Zukunft von Geflüchteten im Modell (WORLD CITY: Refugees’ Memories and Futures as Models)

About the Project:

From September 2016 to March 2017, S27 – Art and Education held eight xed and mobile model-making
workshops in different Berlin districts as well as in Genshagen (Brandenburg). The residents of nearby refugee homes and pupils from a “welcome class” (a German language class for refugees) attended the workshops to make their own personal remembrance sites and blueprints for the future based on photos they had on their phones and images they found on the internet and in books and magazines. From May 12th to June 5th, 2017, WELTSTADT (WORLD CITY) was exhibited in Agora Rollberg, Berlin-Neukölln for the first time.
S27 – Art and Education then realized that WELTSTADT needed to go on the road, to get out of central Berlin and out into the suburbs and wider reaches of the country. In 2018, S27 therefore took the project to Görlitz and Spandau, where the concept was expanded and construction continued. From October 1st-October 3rd, 2018, the exhibition appeared back in central Berlin during the Day of German Unity festival (Fest zum Tag der Deutschen Einheit). The exhibition gathered together, under the cover of a bumper car arena, the many different broken pieces and fresh starts that make up our modelmakers’ visions – refugees and locals alike, from Berlin, Spandau and Görlitz. 150 model houses were made in total, but only a select few will be shown in the reproduction below.

Editor’s Note: We invite you to read Deniz Göktürk’s companion short essay “Modeling a World City” for a critical analysis of this project.

 

WELTSTADT 2017 — Agora Rollberg, Berlin-Neukölln

WELTSTADT 2018 — Fest zum Tag der Deutschen Einheit, Berlin

S27 would like to thank everyone who contributed towards
the success of the model-making workshops and the exhibition. Special thanks go to:

All of the modellers:
Abbas Ausso, Abdel-Kader-Hami, Abdel-Kader-Ibeel, Abdulaziz Mahloul Alzinar, Abdulhadi
Alalwani, Abdul- kadir Hami, Abdulkhadir Jbele, Abdulselam Yusuf, Aboubacar Cone, Abu
Gedaev, Aimaz Inier, Ahmad Has- san Idris, Akram El-Armuchi, Alhadi Amjad, Alhalim
Munir, Ali Hamad, Ali-Ashra , Ali Ali, Ali Alwanne, Alireza Aghmadi, Alizafar Rahimi, Almaz
Iniev, Alpha Diallo, Amir-Ghorbani, Amsid-Ahmadzay, Anoosha Teleghani, Ardit Shigjeqi,
Arezoo, Asim Khan Afridi, Aziz Ahmad Sai , Basel Fares, Bassam Othman, Behzad Qaemi,
Bereket Kibrom, Bilal-Allwah, Bunica-Paco, Dilbirin Hami, Diwali Mirza Hassakan, Djawad
Rezahi, Efrem, Elaf, Faiz Alsharif, Fardin Iskandary, Faruk Yilmaz, Ferhat Baker, Ghassan
Uweis, Habibi Besmellah, Harry, Hassan Mohamoud, Hella Gutjahr, Hossein Heiduri,
Husen Daowdi, Hussein Shakidov, Ifeanyi Ijeh, Iman Ghanem, Ilir Palla, Issa Alalwani,
Izahag Diriye Ahmed, Izzac Sumodi, Jaber Mohammed, Jaber Ahmad, Ja- far, Jasim Al-
Hadla, Jawad Mohamadi, Joseph Czerny, Jousuf Karim, Khairi Kasem, Kheir Mohammad
Mo- hammadnoor, Kingsley U. Abraham, Klaudio Osmeni, Laith, Lamin Manneh, Leada
Esraa, Mahmoud Deab, Madina, Magos Debesay, Maher Ghader, Malik Agachi, Marbek
Ismurzaev, Marwa Al-Zaidy, Masod Moha- madi, Mazari Sulxmel, Mehran Musavi, Meron
Kiros, Milad-Sakhizada, Mirwais Hamidi, Moayad, Mogos De- besay, Mohamad Albtah,
Mohamad-Ahmad, Mohamad Hassani, Mohammede Alkhatib, Mohammad Has- san,
Mohammad Jawad, Mohammad Yousef, Mohammad-Hamad, Mohammed-Mageed,
Mohanad Albtah, Mouayed Kasem, Mouhamed Diallo, Moumini Agnidé Hounkponou,
Muhammed Shinno Kurdi, Mustaffa Hossain Zadeh, Nabeel Seikh, Nabi Rezvai, Nadeen,
Najme, Pessar Tokhi, Nico Wiek, Noorullah Amin Yas, Nour Hajjar, Omar Abokhatab, Omar
Mraihi, Omer Rau , Osman Hasan, Patrick Mendy, Petar Nikocic, Qai- sey Ali, Quasem
Djamshiichi, Qmar Waez, Raafat Dumani, Racu-Zino, Rajeb Ibrahim, Raman Khalil, Reza
Joze Matlab, Rony-Saadoun, Sabrina, Said Mewerdi, Said, Salih Mardoum, Sejed-
Sulaiman-Hashemi, Sha- di, Shamil Yusupov, Shenouda Ghaly, Sidou Diédhiou,
Souleymanou Issa, Taras Holubkov, Umaru Balde, Usmane Ba, Wolfgang Doerk, Yaduulah
Hosseini, Yasser Hamade, Youssef, Zabihullah Hakimi, Zafar-Ah- mad-Raassouli, Zahraa
Al-Zaidy, Zeeshan Abbas and others who don’t wish to be named.

The artists:
Jana Barthel, Carlos de Abreu, David Tschiersch, Matthias Falkenberg, Jens Gerlich, Wasim Ghiriou, Abuzer
Güler, Renaud Héléna, Christian Diaz Orejarena, Nidal Jalouk, Folke Köbberling,
Benjamin Menzel, Valentin Peitz, Todosch, Federica Teti, Kunstasyl e.V. mit Barbara
Caveng, Rudi Keiler Gómez de Mello, Charlotte Kent Danoy, Bern- hard Kremser, Aymen
Montasser, Dachil Sado, Patryk Witt.

The sounddesigners:
Matteo Brossette, Andrei Cucu, Eric Obeth, Frederik Thomsen

The employees at the housing facilities and establishments:
• Diakonisches Werk Berlin Stadtmitte e.V., Wohnhaus Zeughofstraße, Kreuzberg
• AWO Refugium, Lichtenberg
• TAMAJA, Notunterkunft im Flughafen Tempelhof
• GIERSO Wohnheim Staakener Straße, Kunstasyl e.V., Spandau
• marcel-breuer-schule, Oberstufenzentrum für Holztechnik, Glastechnik und Design,
Weißensee • Stiftung Genshagen, Brandenburg

S27 would especially like to thank their partners in Görlitz and Berlin Spandau:
• Jugendtheaterwerkstatt Spandau, Berlin • KFuenf GbR, Görlitz


»World City« is a project by S27 – Art and Education.

Concept and artistic coordination:
Matze Görig

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