• People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

swimming pool and toys
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    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa2IMG 0270aa Kopie
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  • Gemeinde Schengen, Autobahnbrücke über dem Ort, 

highway viaduct over the village
Schengen municipality
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    2 5270aa
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  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 0061
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  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 0009 crop
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  • Gemeinde Schengen, Bushaltestelle
Schengen municipality, bus stop
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    Schengen 5307
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  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 0155aa
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

gym
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    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa2IMG 0225aa Kopie
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  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 0213
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
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    Haji Hamo, Bakr
    Bakr P1000075bb Kopie
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  • Gemeinde Schengen; Fels
Schengen municipality, rock
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    Schengen 5276
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.

In 2009 Hussain Al-Maula (Irak) was the only accepted refugee in the group, he lives in an apartment in Belzig according to his own decision.
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    Maula, Hussain Al-
    Hussain100620092445 Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
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    Mohammadi, Mostafa
    Mostapha P1010913bb Kopie
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  • Gemeinde Schengen, Europa Stele
Schengen municipality, Europe monument
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    Schengen 5293
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

punching bag
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    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa2IMG 0228aa Kopie
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  • Gemeinde Schengen; Europa-Center
Schengen municipality
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    Schengen 5510
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.

In 2009 Hussain Al-Maula (Irak) was the only accepted refugee in the group, he lives in an apartment in Belzig according to his own decision.
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    Maula, Hussain Al-
    Hussain03032009 004aa Kopie
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  • Gemeinde Schengen, traktor, parkplatz
Schengen municipality, tractor, parking
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    Schengen 5332
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
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    Haji Hamo, Bakr
    Bakr P1000030bb Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.

In 2009 Hussain Al-Maula (Irak) was the only accepted refugee in the group, he lives in an apartment in Belzig according to his own decision.
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    Maula, Hussain Al-
    hussain160520092365 Kopie
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  • Gemeinde Schengen, Wappen am Abhang, 1100 Jahre Schengen, 877-1977
Schengen municipality, coat of arms, 1100th anniversary, 877-1977
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    Schengen 5333
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  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 9774
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
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    Haji Hamo, Bakr
    Bakr P1000028aa
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

common kitchen
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    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa1IMG 0184aa Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
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    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa2IMG 0266aa Kopie
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  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 9784
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

sphere shaped bushes in the camp
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    Dilier Amin, Mohammed
    Dilier IMG 6469aa Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

erected goal Torwand
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    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa1IMG 0154aa Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

versatile coffee table
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    Dilier Amin, Mohammed
    Dilier IMG 6474bb Kopie
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  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 0102
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
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    Mohammadi, Mostafa
    Mostapha P1010977aa Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
    © all rights at author
    Mohammadi, Mostafa
    Mostapha P1010970aa Kopie
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  • Gemeinde Schengen, Ortsmitte
(Ort: ca 500 Einwohner; Gemeinde ca. 1500)
Schengen municipality, centre
(village: aprox. 500 inh.; municipality: aprox. 1500)
    © all rights at author
    Hofter, Sibylle
    Schengen 5535
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
    © all rights at author
    Haji Hamo, Bakr
    Bakr P1000022aa Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
    © all rights at author
    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa2IMG 0275bb Kopie
    add to collection
  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
    © all rights at author
    Haji Hamo, Bakr
    Bakr P1000076aa Kopie
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  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 0015aa
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  • Gemeinde Schengen, Europa-Zentrum, Hinterausgang mit Fussmatte
Schengen municipality, europe-centre, airing the door mat at the back door
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    2 5467aa
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

time is money
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    Mohammadi, Mostafa
    Mostapha P1010926bb Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

Amarjeet Singh
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    Dilier Amin, Mohammed
    Dilier IMG 6473aa Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

infocafé Der Winkel (ngo)
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    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa2IMG 0280aa Kopie
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  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
    © all rights at author
    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 9838
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
    © all rights at author
    Mohammadi, Mostafa
    Mostapha P1010896aa Kopie
    add to collection
  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
    © all rights at author
    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 9850
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  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
    © all rights at author
    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 9958
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.

In 2009 Hussain Al-Maula (Irak) was the only accepted refugee in the group, he lives in an apartment in Belzig according to his own decision.
    © all rights at author
    Maula, Hussain Al-
    hussain080420092262aa Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.

In 2009 Hussain Al-Maula (Irak) was the only accepted refugee in the group, he lives in an apartment in Belzig according to his own decision.
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    Maula, Hussain Al-
    hussain240620092537aa Kopie
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  • Gemeinde Schengen, Wasser bis zum Hals, Hochwasser
Schengen municipality flooded
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    Schengen 5395
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.

In 2009 Hussain Al-Maula (Irak) was the only accepted refugee in the group, he lives in an apartment in Belzig according to his own decision.
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    Maula, Hussain Al-
    hussain200520092373aa Kopie
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  • Gemeinde Schengen, Modell des Ausflugsschiffs Princesse Marie-Astrid, Original ausgemustert, im Europa Zentrum ausgestellt
Schengen municipality, model of Princesse Marie-Astrid, original discharged, shown in the Europe Centre
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    Schengen 5484
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.

In 2009 Hussain Al-Maula (Irak) was the only accepted refugee in the group, he lives in an apartment in Belzig according to his own decision.
    © all rights at author
    Maula, Hussain Al-
    hussain250620092551bb Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

gym,
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    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa2IMG 0226bb Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

entrance of the communal building
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    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa1IMG 0168bb Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
    © all rights at author
    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa2IMG 0219bb Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
    © all rights at author
    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa1IMG 0190 Kopie
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  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
    © all rights at author
    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 9800aa
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
    © all rights at author
    Mohammadi, Mostafa
    Mostapha P1010908aa Kopie
    add to collection
  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
    © all rights at author
    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 0108aa
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  • Flüchtlingskonferenz der Evangelischen Akademie im Französischen Dom, Berlin, 2011
conference on refugee issues by Evangelische Akademie, Berlin 2011 involving politicians (Federal minister Friedrich, MP Claudia Roth, MP Petra Pau etc) and organisations (amnesty international; unhcr etc.)
    © all rights at author
    Hofter, Sibylle
    IMG 9962
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

Nyongesa Jairas Wasike
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    Dilier Amin, Mohammed
    Delier Nyongesa2IMG 0351bb Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

Journalist and play writer
assistent nurse

author «Die Brandenburger Brücke» engl., dt.

co-founder cagintua e.V. 
Campaign for Government of International Unity in Africa

police officer Schulze
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    Obiri, Mokini
    Not in Africa
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

forking
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    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa1IMG 0199bb Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

junction and confluence
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    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa1IMG 0200aa Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

forrest phone
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    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa1IMG 0137aa Kopie
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  • Gemeinde Schengen, Winzerhof
Schengen municipality
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    Schengen 5617
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
    © all rights at author
    Mohammadi, Mostafa
    Mostapha P1010898aa Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
    © all rights at author
    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa2IMG 0282 Kopie
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.
    © all rights at author
    Wasike, Nyongesa Jairas
    Nyongesa2IMG 0327aa Kopie
    add to collection
  • Gemeinde Schengen
Schengen municipality
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    Hofter, Sibylle
    2 5574
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

Daljeet Sing
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    Djani, Reda
    Reda P1020023aa
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  • People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it) 2009.
Most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig.

Stadtkirche, organ player
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    Djani, Reda
    Reda P1010994bb
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on asylum

contains material from:

1-Schengen, municipality in Luxemburg

2-refugee conference Berlin

3-Inside asylum seeking

People seeking for asylum visually research their assigned living space Belzig and Potsdam Mittelmark (close to Berlin, but excluding it)
People applying for asylum in Germany sometimes live for over 10 years in a precarious situation, which hardly anyone from outside realises. Germany is unique in Europe with defining their residential area to a city and it's environment, which they are not allowed to leave without permission, not even for a couple of hours. They are usually not permitted to work and welfare is 30 % less than for Germans or people with a permanent residence permit. In most of the areas instead of money they receive vouchers instead of cash.

The legal status of the workshop participants is differing, most of them live in the asylum seekers home in Belzig. Waiting and fighting for years, material and psychique pressure combined with extremely low prospects of success usually describe their situation.
It builds a period of life which is supposed to be cut out of their lifes. The workshop aims to visually approach this period of time and this living space.