Modeling a World City TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 1 Deniz Göktürk Download PDF The question of migration and border control has become a litmus test for governments, democracies, and civil societies around the world in recent years. In our era of highspeed digital connectivity people acquire knowledge about the world primarily as long-distance spectators through […]

BOOK REVIEW White Rebels in Black: German Appropriation of Black Popular Culture by Priscilla Layne TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 1 Download PDF Layne, Priscilla. White Rebels in Black: German Appropriation of Black Popular Culture. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2018. 272 pages. What’s so rebellious about black culture? Over the course of the 20 […]

Animals in Architecture by Sabine Scho TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 1 Translated by Bradley A. Schmidt Download PDF Translator’s Introduction Sabine Scho’s work is hard to pin down. The German publisher of Animals in Architecture—Kookbooks—is largely dedicated to contemporary poetry, perhaps leading one to an over-hasty taxonomy. Upon closer inspection, Scho’s work, in particular Animals […]

Dodos on the Run: Requiem for a Lost Bestiary by Mikael Vogel TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 1 Translated by Jon Cho-Polizzi Download PDF Translator’s Introduction Is it coincidence or fate that a writer with the last name ‘bird’ would take such interest in his namesake? Perhaps it’s both, but Dodos auf der Flucht. Requiem für […]

Record of a Human Jungle TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 1 Charles Desmet Download PDF (Text Only) In 2002, the French Minister of Internal Affairs decided to dismantle a refugee camp in Sangatte, which is near the channel tunnel of Calais, because the camp had been declared unstable due to overpopulation and tensions with the local […]

Not Another Exilic Movie: Alienation and the Everyday in Shahid Saless’s Reifezeit and Tagebuch eines Liebenden TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 1 Kumars Salehi Download PDF Abstract When Sohrab Shahid Saless has been acknowledged, he has generally been placed between nations, in a position of dauntingly uncategorizable otherness as an exilic filmmaker reduced to the interstices […]

Migration as Textual Strategy in Barbara Honigmann’s Eine Liebe aus Nichts (1991) TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 1 Lauren Hansen Download PDF Abstract Second-generation authors of German family novels have been increasingly on the move in their literary works ever since German unification in 1989/90 which has precipitated renewed literary engagements with often migratory family pasts of exile, […]

Multidirectional Memory and Verwobene Geschichte(n) [Entangled (Hi)stories] TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 1  A Conversation between Iman Attia and Michael Rothberg Translation of Iman Attia’s Contribution by Melody Makeda Ledwon Download PDF Abstract This conversation between the German critical race theorist Iman Attia and the American memory studies scholar Michael Rothberg originally appeared in German in […]

Willkommenskultur: A Computational and Socio-linguistic Study of Modern German Discourse on Migrant Populations TRANSIT vol. 12, no. 1 Sabina Hartnett Download PDF Abstract In the lingering wake of the European Refugee Crisis of 2015, population demographics within Germany’s borders continue to change. As these changes occur, sentiments in relation to incoming populations also shift. This […]

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 […]