refugees

Have you ever been rejected?

Column
Max Spotti
26/06/2017
3 minutes to read

Building on the rejection versus approval dichotomy in asylum seeking procedures, this column deals with the dynamics of rejection and with bureaucratic rituals of indifference by contemporary immigration administrations. 

On the Bride's Side: sharing the refugee's journey

Column
Thao Nguyen
02/10/2017
6 minutes to read

The documentary is both a bold political statement and a direct experience of European borders that helps to shape a more positive attitude toward refugees.

The individual stories of migrants touch our hearts

Column
Irene de Groot
10/04/2017
2 minutes to read

A short column in which Irene de Groot explores the notion of compassion with regards to migration in Europe. Can compassion help create understanding for migrants? 

You are what you speak

Column
Max Spotti
07/02/2017
2 minutes to read

This column deals with newly arrived migrants, call them asylum seekers, refugees, foreign bodies or social security seekers if you like, still we will be dealing with human beings, their need for relocation and the power of accents. 

Asylum Seekers Online

Google, truths and asylum procedures

Article
Max Spotti
20/04/2017
7 minutes to read

Information provided by web resources has become indispensable to immigration officers assessing asylum claims. How does the internet affect the lives of those who seek asylum by making their identity proofs unconvincing?

Flags at Pegida rally

What keeps Pegida together?

Paper
Isabell Wutz
09/12/2016
7 minutes to read

Since its launch in 2014, Pegida has constructed a strong collective identity. It includes oppositional framing, boundary work and the construction of 'us' vs. 'them' with the implication of 'us' being better than 'them'.

Ai Weiwei Aylan Kurdi

Ai Weiwei, art and activism

Article
Aliceanneke Jacobsen
04/09/2016
4 minutes to read

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei gives the refugees a voice with his art installation in Berlin