Lessons learned and awarded after almost a year of music under lockdown
We did it again! Our Open Music School received the Active for Democracy and Tolerance 2020 Prize of the Alliance for Democracy and Tolerance.
What should the world be like post-Coronavirus?
GSBTB's website manager Rein Vyncke shares some thoughts about the global consequences of the current Corona crisis, and how to approach our uncertain new world.
(Un)equal access to the dancefloor
Being a woman in the music scene is no easy feat - and being an immigrant often makes it harder. Äggi Blu is here to give you the full run-down of the many layers of discrimination she's experienced during her electronic music journey.
Tackling the refugee crisis head on: the intersection of mental health and socioeconomic position
Thayjas Patil writes about the lack of mental healthcare provision for refugees in Berlin, and how economic constraints placed on them often exacerbate the situation.
Humans of climate change
Hertie student Stefanie Mavrakou writes a compelling piece on environmental refugees and how terminology hinders their recognition in the international refugee regime.
Befriending loneliness in Berlin
"I’ve decided to interpret my loneliness as a friend, reminding us of our place lest we get too carried away within our tiny constructed worlds."
‘Pakistan Zindabad’: a story of nationalism
GSBTB Communications Assistant Abeera Atif shares personal reflections on growing up in a nationalist country and the alienation this can cause.
Syrian girl, student, metalhead
Laya (18) writes about the Middle East’s metal scene and what being a metalhead means to her.
Syrisches Mädchen, Schülerin, Metalhead
Laya* (18) schreibt über die Metal-Szene des Mittleren Ostens und was es für sie bedeutet, ein Metalhead zu sein.
“Happy three years’ anniversary to me: of leaving Syria and arriving in Berlin”
A neighbourhood basketball match gets Wael Alafandi reflecting on the last three years.
Iran’s nuclear deal, sanctions and hope
Long-time GSBTB volunteer Sanaz Azimi reflects on Iran's nuclear deal and the sanctions her fellow Iranians live under.
Reflections on Germany’s election results
Some personal reflections shared by GSBTB team member Hania Hakiel after the results of the 2017 German election.