Topic: GSBTB Open Art Shelter
The Open Art Shelter: a year in review
A review of the Open Art Shelter's activities and sub-projects for 2018.
Transcending barriers, fear and isolation with dogs
GSBTB Open Art Shelter volunteers Ania and Vanessa talk about their "dog shelter" project and the unconditional love that dogs can teach us.
Everything you ever wanted to know about: GSBTB Open Art Shelter & Hania Hakiel
Hania Hakiel uses her experience in applied and transcultural psychology to run the GSBTB Open Art Shelter. Here she answers "Frequently Asked Questions" about her professional experience and the GSBTB Open Art Shelter.
The Indian-American volunteer unfurling layers of migration, identity and privilege
Open Art Shelter volunteer Mahima Shah Verma examines her parents' migration, her own move to Berlin and the experiences of those she has volunteered with.
A Berlin-Poland collaboration supporting volunteers working with refugees
GSBTB team member Hania Hakiel has co-initiated a new project to better support those volunteering with refugees, including offering free resources (downloads available here).
Creative Approach to Trauma Workshop
GSBTB Open Art Shelter Manager Hania Hakiel provides a brief write-up of the Creative Trauma workshop, which revolves around creatively tackling working in tough environments.
Memories from a trip to Poland
GSBTB organized a trip to Poland with a family of newcomers they know very well - the first trip for this family where they were travelling for the sake of it, and not out of necessity.
“You never forget where you come from”
Annick Repellin-Holzgreve is a long-serving GSBTB Open Art Shelter volunteer and long-time resident in Germany, originally from France.
Meet the GSBTB summer intern Madeline, a Gender Studies & Art major from the US
Madeline McKay is GSBTB's summer intern. Coming all the way from Philadelphia, USA, she is currently studying Women, Gender Studies and Art at Bates College.
GSBTB Open Art Shelter hosts its Women and Kids Gathering
GSBTB Open Art Shelter hosted a small gathering of women and children on the Refugio roof. They had a range of fun activities planned for attendees and set up a cosy atmosphere for them to relax, chill and have fun in the sun.
Afraid of terrorism? A Tempelhof case study on how NOT to make democratic citizens out of refugees
What could have been a positive opportunity for the residents' empowerment turned into a painful example of how they feel stereotyped and pushed around by the authorities.
Petition from Tempelhof refugee shelter residents regarding the Container Village
An open letter and petition from the residents on the growing container village on Tempelhofer Feld, which is expected to become their home later this year.