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Collidoscope Berlin

Meet our new friends Sophia and Kelly! Kelly (on the right), a sociocultural anthropology student, and Sophia (on the left), an international education specialist. They are two Americans living in Berlin. They are both lovers of all things immigration, integration, and culture related. They are the founders of Collidoscope Berlin and they...
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I’m a human being

Vienna. Seat of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Widely considered the gateway to Eastern Europe. Home to a United Nations headquarters and numerous international companies and universities. The Austrian capital has long been a city of immigration – even when politics have told a different story – and a staggering 50% of the...
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I’m not turkish, but my husband is

In a capital city marked by transformation and transience, where people are perpetually coming and going, it can feel like a true rarity to meet someone actually from that city. “H” was my first Berlin friend from Berlin. We met through a language website, after she sent me a request to practice French in exchange...
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Ali for (and from) Germany

In the wake of Germany’s World Cup victory, much has been said about a renewed sense of German patriotism and its implications. While some have feared a connection to Germany’s dark past, others have welcomed the discourse as a chance to shape a new sense of belonging within the country’s...
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The Klezmer Gentiles

An interview is never one-sided – in fact, it is a constructive conversation. I am as much a part of this piece as the artist who answered my questions. Without the contributions of the other, individual statements would hold little significance. So thanks, Soli, for letting me share our conversation. The...
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Three Dimensions of Integration

Immigrant integration and identity can be very personal subjects and not everyone wishes for their views and experiences to be made public. Though all the stories in this interview are true, names and some cities have been changed to protect the artist’s identity, per his request.
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The Taxi Driver

Had I hopped into Orhan’s taxi en route to the airport, I likely would’ve assumed he was Turkish and left it at that. He might have asked me where I was flying to and I might have commented on the weather. He would’ve pulled my suitcase out of the trunk...
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Ali, Zoe and the Gentrification debate

My German is getting better because of Ali… A friendship of no happenstance. Meet Ali and Zoe.  Ali, Zoe and the Gentrification debate by Kelly Miller from Collidoscope Berlin You may have heard of them. Zoe takes pictures of Ali while walking down the street and posts them on her...
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One foot on either side of the Atlantic

My name’s Sophia Katharina Burton. I’m 28 years old and a dual American-German citizen originally from Washington, DC. The moment I decided to move to Berlin I was on the phone with my Opa (grandfather – ed.). The idea just surfaced, as if it had been my plan all along....