By Monika Dorniak, MA Art and Science, CSM
Refugee Week Berlin, between 18 – 24 June 2018, ran in parallel with Refugee Week UK , which has been organised by Counterpoints Arts since 1998. The Berlin project shared the aims of RW UK, to make connections that help refugees share their experiences with a wider audience, and use the arts to raise awareness about subjects ignored by the media.
German-Polish artist, and Central Saint Martins postgraduate, Monika Dorniak co-organised the nonprofit Berlin project with Christoph Braun, who works at Refugio Lab where refugees live with artists and share experiences in community meetings and workshops. The project was created with the support of, among others, Counterpoints Arts UK, project room ROSALUX, Greek design studio Konsept 83, journalist Veronica Horwell and volunteers.