Digital workshop materials

Digital materials for nine workshops for educational work in and out of school offer guidance and inspiration for engaging with the online archive. Via virtual reality and storytelling, in soundscapes and small productions, they approach topics such as antiracism, anti-discriminatory learning, oral history and flight as a social continuity. (in German)

Education – One-Day Workshop Gelebte Utopien

Jugendclub Schloss19, Schlossstr. 19, 14059 Berlin
November 24 — December 15, 2022

In the one-day workshop Gelebte Utopien (Lived Utopias), a group from the AWO Berlin’s Federal Volunteer Service deals with political persecution as a cause of migration and the lives and life achievements of some people who were politically or socially engaged in their countries of origin, often contrary to the official government line. The workshop participants will examine the “lived utopias” of these contemporary witnesses and use them as an inspiration and a resource to implement their own utopias for our society and our coexistence.

Program at the Goethe-Instituts

Southeastern Europe
2021 — 2022

In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Athens, the Archive of Refuge will be presented for discussion in seven countries of southeastern Europe. The region has a rich history of migration with numerous connections to Germany and is a scene of everything currently being debated with regard to migration, flight, expulsion and, ultimately, “Europe.” The film interviews from the online archive will form the starting point for events in Athens, Belgrade, Bucharest, Istanbul, Sarajevo, Tirana and Zagreb.

Educational program

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
October 8 — December 12, 2021

An educational program accompanies the Archive of refuge installation at HKW: Workshops for school classes, children, adults and educators explore the Archive of Refuge in performances, writing workshops, DJ sets or comics. Audience discussions set out to imagine new spaces for shaping society around the topics of home, exile and migration.


Working with Berlin Libraries

October — December 2021

The municipal libraries of Tempelhof-Schöneberg and Pankow will host trainings for educators about the Archive of Refuge with the media education group mediale pfade.

To the library program


Opening Days

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
September 30 — October 3, 2021

For the opening of the online archive, theorists, activists and project participants will approach various topics related to flight and migration over four days. They will talk about the genesis of the large-scale oral history project, trace the history of migration and the migration regimes in Germany since 1945, ask about opportunities for shaping contemporary migration societies and discuss what their possible futures might look like.