May Day refugee solidarity flyer. Kobtbusser Damm, Kreuzberg.
Joel Schalit / 08 May 2020

The New Refugee Crisis

Berlin on Greece

Greece is a niche subject. That is if the street art of the German capital is the decider. Off the walls for the better part of the last decade, Athens hasn't figured prominently since the 2008 economic crisis, when it appeared everywhere. That is, until now.(...)
Joel Schalit / 13 Apr 2020

Public Service Announcements

Framing the Coronavirus Crisis

My neighbourhood is a book. If you want an education on the most important topics of the day, all you have to do is read the walls. By the time you've walked four blocks, you'll have a PhD in the zeitgeist.(...)
Joel Schalit / 11 Mar 2020

Protest and Survive

International Women’s Day in Berlin

Germany is drowning in a sea of hatred. No country is as plagued by far-right terrorism in Europe as the Bundesrepublik. Rarely is there a day without attacks on minorities and migrants.(...)
Joel Schalit / 11 Nov 2019

Post-Communist Berlin

The #Mauerfall30 Tour

1989 marked the end of the Second World War. The only thing significant about 1945 was a reduction in the combatants. With Germany out of the ring, the fight was down to the United States and the Soviet Union. For the next half a century.(...)
Migrant labour. Turin, August 2019.
Joel Schalit / 30 Sep 2019

Diversity is Everywhere

On Photographing Minorities

"You're giving the wrong impression of Berlin," the email read. "It's in Germany, not Iraq." So read the umpteenth message I'd received that day from readers of Reddit Berlin, one of the most highly used social media forums about the city, in English. It was one of the kinder notes I received.(...)
Modern Germany. Berlin, August 2019.
Joel Schalit / 11 Sep 2019

Dangerous Outsiders

The European Commission’s New Migrant Brand

Nationalism is here to stay. The far-right may never take over the European Commission. But its politics are now mainstream and have changed the way the executive frames multiculturalism.(...)
The WWII exit. Treptower Park, August 2019
Joel Schalit / 23 Aug 2019

The Russia Among Us

Berlin Ground Zero

Russia never goes out of style. Whether it's blamed for subverting democracy, or praised for its role in defeating fascism, the country gets linked to everything in world politics.(...)
This So-Called World (No.1)
Natalie Sarkic-Todd / 02 Aug 2019

Art Against Populism

The Images of Marjolijn den Boer

It used to be said that art imitates life. But in a world of larger-than-life leaders elected thanks to fame or fortune, we begin to see life imitating art. Pop art, to be more precise. (...)

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