SELFIES FROM ORANIENPLATZ is a participative photography project and exposition.
October 16th – November 16th, 2014 at Oranienplatz, Berlin
‘If we stay here, we remain visible – which gives us the power to make a difference politically. If we leave Oranienplatz, then we’ll become invisible once again.’
Part of this year’s European Month of Photography (EMoP) and under this years theme “UPHEAVALS AND UTOPIAS. THE OTHER EUROPE” , “THE EUROPEAN DREAM – SELFIES FROM ORANIENPLATZ” follows the work of refugees, who formerly lived in the protest camp on Oranienplatz. Their photographs paint a picture of life after the eviction of the refugee protest camp from Oranienplatz in April 2014, of a summer in Berlin, of daily life in their new residences, of demonstrations and the fight for their right to stay. With the refugees as authors of their own stories, the exhibition shows what has happened to their dreams during the last six months – presented at the former location of their protests.