Poverty is an omnipresent reality in Berlin. Women+ experiencing homelessness often go unseen or are deliberately overlooked. Some use camouflage for self-protection. The association querstadtein e.V. has dedicated an Open Space at BERLIN GLOBAL to the perspectives and experiences of (formerly) homeless women+.

Rendering visible those who are all too often disregarded is a central aim of querstadtein’s work. In doing so, they always let individuals (formerly) affected by homelessness speak for themselves.

The personal stories featured in the “Berlin Images” room focus on six topics related to homelessness. Visitors can listen to the protagonists’ accounts of their experiences at audio stations. These recordings document the courage and perseverance of women+ who stand up time and time again for a self-determined life.

Parts of these stories can be retraumatising for people with similar experiences.

Anna, Janet, Janita-Marja, Richi, Susanne – Interview partners
Selina Byfield – Audio station concept
Selina Byfield, Ilona Marti, Daniel Schauf – Audio station creation
Ilona Marti – Editing and sound design
Muhammed Lamin Jadama – Photography
Daniel Schauf – Interviews for audio stations
Studio It’s About – Media design and production

querstadtein e.V.