The Migrant Eye

Commentaries, criticism, news, analysis, interviews… this is what you can expect from ‘The Migrant Eye’. Living abroad allows you to play with the ‘double-vision’ of being both an insider and outsider. It is in this liminal space of uncertainty, ambiguity, distance and proximity where we will feature different issues related to migration. Commenting on books, films or documentaries, talking to writers and experts, focusing on current issues about migrants or refugees, featuring the important work of artists and organisations…you will find all this and more right here.

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Rings a bell anyone?

Looking for 2 in 1 shower gel at the drugstore – in Germany you find gels that specifically state for hair AND body. Of course the practical-thinking German is fond of this option since it saves you space and load (and money?) when shopping, travelling, etc. My German friend incredulously...
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The Beggar of Lavapies

The lines on the page shackled her thoughts – ‘the mirror tells her the best years of her life have been wasted’. Wasted was how she felt although it was Springtime and she was in the prime of her youth. All around her were families with kids, fathers holding their daughters...
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Is the television series Surprising Europe really surprising?

The migrant suspects reality: having experienced several ways of being, he understands their illusory nature. To see things plainly, you have to cross a frontier, says Salman Rushdie. Are things really plainer when a frontier is crossed? Reality is certainly perceived differently for those crossing borders. This is particularly so...
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The Migrant Eye

Our new collaborator Nasima Akaloo introduces a fresh section on multicoolty called “The Migrant Eye”: Commentaries, criticism, news, analysis, interviews… this is what you can expect from ‘The Migrant Eye’. Living abroad allows you to play with the ‘double-vision’ of being both an insider and outsider. It is in this...
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Currywurst, baked camel recipe and the circling pig

The exhibit ‘Eating and Drinking in Germany’ (Is(s) Was?!) at the Haus der Geschichte museum is well worth a visit as it interactively offers a spectrum of the changes in the food culture which Germany has experienced in the last decades. Covering a sixty-year period, it traces the many trends...
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Intercultural Week in Bonn kicks off with HIPPY

The presentation of the HIPPY (Home Interaction for Parents and Preschool Youngsters) House-Visit pilot programme kicked off the Intercultural Week 2014 in Bonn. Pedagogue Barbara Schlüter, together with her team, welcomed interested parents and pre-school coordinators at the MIGRApolis Haus, where the materials and details about the programme were at...
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Intercultural week in Bonn

This year, the ‘Intercultural Week’ will take place between September 15 and October 3rd, 2014 in Bonn. Under the motto ‘Finding commonalities, celebrating differences’, the event, which is now in its 37th year, will be celebrated throughout Germany.