Trier, Volkshochschule (17 June until 14 July 2011)
Dortmund, Fachhochschule (31 May until 10 June 2011)
Luckenwalde, Kreishaus (9 until 27 May 2011)
Bielefeld, University (18 April until 5 May 2011)
Stuttgart, DGB-Haus (27 February until 12 March 2011)
Frankfurt am Main, Klapperfeld (5 until 24 February 2011)
Cologne, FliehKraft (11 until 21 January 2011)
Cottbus, IKMZ (8 until 21 November 2010)
Frankfurt/Oder (18 October until 4 November 2010)
Berlin, HdD (21 June until 2 July 2010)
Hannover (11 until 21 January 2010)
Potsdam (17 October until 14 November 2009)
Berlin (18 June until 5 July 2009)
Archive of the events of the exhibition period in the Europa-University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder from 18 October until 1 November 2010.
18 October 2010
Opening of the exhibition
"Keine Bewegung!" (Don't move!). Lecture on Residenzpflicht (residence law) by Beate Selders (freelance journalist)
The residence law is a regulation that may be widely unknown to most people in Germany and which does not allow asylum seekers and tolerated foreigners to leave the area where the authorities responsible for them are in force.
Beate Selders – the author of the book Keine Bewegung! – analyses how the authorities deal with the residence law and what are the consequences for the people concerned, as well as the political and legal background. She asks what effects it has on the democratic nature of our society when elementary basic rights are refused to a group of people.
Beate Selders lives and works as a freelance journalist in Berlin. She studied Sociology, Political Science and Psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin and publishes reports, articles and portraits in different media – recently with a focus on migration and right-wing extremism.19 October 2010
Asylmärchen (asylum fairytale) - film screening and discussion with Chamberlin Wandji (student officer for international students and anti-racism, Humboldt University Berlin).
21 October 2010
3 pillars of institutional racism - workshop with Kay Wendel (Refugee Council of the land Brandenburg)
Racism is not an exclusive domain of right-wing extremist groups. National institutions such as law, administration, schools or the police can be part of racial discrimination themselves. If some people are systematically denied access to societal activities, such as culture, work and education because of their origins, or if basic rights – that we consider as natural – like freedom of movement or the right to privacy are not applied to foreign people, then it is more a question of institutional racism. Part of this, are also the practices of police control that make the appearance of people, especially skin colour, automatically a criterion for suspicion.
Using audio-visual media, this workshop deals with institutional racism in its different forms.26 October 2010
Asylum Legislation and the situation in the asylum camps of Germany - lecture by Dr. Tobias Pieper and Marcus Reinert. A discussion with the audience is scheduled afterwards.
28 October 2010
Living conditions of refugees in Frankfurt/Oder - film and discussions.
Progress is and initiative in Frankfurt with an objective of taking actions against everyday racism in this city – whether in the form of poor living conditions in the refugee centres, verbal or physical attacks by Neo-Nazis or discrimination by the authorities. In 2008, a video documentation was made in which asylum seekers in Frankfurt, other citizens of the city and a lawyer give their opinions. The aim of the film is to discuss the racist conditions in our society and to encourage people to stand up against these conditions. Afterwards, one of the film makers will respond to the audience´s questions.
1 November 2010
Closing discussion with Paul Njoroge, Michel Garand, Harald Glöde, Utopia e.V., Frank Dahmen (unconfirmed) and Bettina Fortunato.
What was the purpose of the establishment of the residence law and why does it still exist 30 years later? How do most other European countries manage to deal with their asylum procedures without such restrictions of freedom of movement?
Did the waivers for the liberalization of the residence law from July 29th of this year improve the situation? Who benefits and who is disadvantaged? Why are most refugees in Frankfurt still accommodated in centres, despite increasing apartment vacancy in the city? What measures does the city of Frankfurt take with regard to transport, infrastructure, education, decreasing angst etc. to allow the refugees to integrate? These questions are to be discussed from different perspectives.
This English translation has been possible thanks to the project: Free translation of websites for NGOs and non-profit-making organizations. A project managed by Mondo Services, the translator Rosmarie Fuchs and the proofreader Sophie Bates.