The exhibition on
refugees, migration and asylum will be presented from 9th to
27th May 2011 in
the hall of the Luckenwalde
Kreishaus, furthermore it will be attended by the Brandenburg
the SJD-Die Falken (Socialist Youth of Germany – The Falcons), who will
visitors with educational and topical guidance.
Marc Brandt will answer any questions about the exhibition and the
by phone, under +49 (0) 3371 632 124 or by email email@example.com.
When the ‘Haus der Demokratie’ (House of Democracy) in Zossen was
by neo-Nazis, last year, an extensive exhibition on the Residenzpflicht
(a law, which states that refugees applying for
asylum are not allowed to leave the district where they have registered
the immigration authorities office). Once the exhibition had been
painstakingly detailed work, it was turned into a travelling exhibition
May will make a stop in the district capital Luckenwalde in Brandenburg.
The exhibition >Residenzplficht -
Border< provides the possibility to present the complex
matter of the exhibit’s main focuses; ‘refugees, migration and asylum’
The various models, plans, texts, photographs and film extracts that
the exhibition, present the opportunity to approach the topic from
points of view.
There are many invisible borders in Germany, restricting a refugee
applying for asylum or who has Status der
Duldung (temporary suspension of deportation) in his/her freedom.
example they are only allowed to stay within an area that has been
them due to the so-called ‘Residenzpflicht’, but at the same time they
being forced to live in refugee homes or camps, on the outskirts of
even outside urban areas.
Through a vouchers, which refugees receive instead of cash, and
from people who are perceived as ‘strangers’ at train stations and on
lead to the identification of refugees and contribute to their social
The exhibition >Residenzpflicht –
Borders< documents the geography that has been created by
confinement and isolation, and how it affects spatial perception as
resistance strategies, with the help of models, plans, texts,
The exhibition’s accompanying events enable society to form
own opinion on “refugees, asylum and migration” and show the topic’s
relevance. Refugees, migration, the Residenzpflicht,
and the refugees' situation, are relevant topics in Luckenwalde, as the
(Working Samaritans Association), runs a refugee home, the
"Übergangswohnheim” (transition home).
The exhibition's aim is to make the population aware of respectful
with ‘strangers’ and of the necessity to support asylum seekers.
Monday, 9th May, 5 p.m. in the Kreishaus
Christiane Witt (The Official District Responsible for Integration and
Equality), as well as Philipp Kuebart one of the organisers of "Invisible Borders" as well
as Women in Exile and SJD - Die Falken
There will be free guided tours
focusing on certain topics, which will chosen by the guides.
The guided tours are offered by:
Flüchtlingsrat (Council of Refugees) Brandenburg
Thursday, 12 May, 4 p.m.:
Kay Wendel. One of the “Invisible Borders” organisers
Thursday, 26 May, 1 p.m.:
Matthias Rau. Providing information on the refugees’ situation on
Friday, 20 May, 3 p.m.:
Tobias Pieper. Presenting a short paper on the accommodation
refugees in camps.
SJD – Die Falken (Socialist Youth of Germany – The Falcons)
Guided tours especially for teens and young adults
Wednesday, 25 May, 3 p.m.
Thursday, 26 May, 6 p.m.
20th May 2011, at 4 p.m. in the
Barbecue, Games, Discussions
On Friday, 20th May 2011, at 4pm, there is
going to be a
little party at the ASB-Übergangswohnheim,
Finkel) organises a show for the whole family. "Show your Talent! It
doesn’t matter where you’re from. It doesn’t matter how old you are.
sing? Can you dance? Can you …? Then take part! Contact +49 (0)
firstname.lastname@example.org. There is going to be a BBQ, music, football, a
with bouncy castle and at around 7pm a discussion on the topic: “What
refugees in Luckenwalde need?”. Presenter: Rainer Spangenberg (RAA
Regional work group for education, integration and democracy).
27th May 2011, at 5 p.m. in the Kreishaus
Refugees Emancipation is going to
give one last guided tour of the exhibition on 27th May
part of the final event,
The event will be accompanied by a discussion on the self-organisation
refugees – and the support of the local civil society.
Refugees Emancipation, will explain their work methods and the support
will need for their work in Luckenwalde, for example for establishing a
internet café in the Luckenwalde 'transition home'.
Christiane Witt, Official representative for integration in the
Brandenburg charter of the SJD –
This German-English translation has kindly been done
for the project: Free translation of websites for NGOs and
non-profit-making organisations. The translation agency Mondo Services has helped to manage this project
and the translator Jakob Bahmann