How much for a life? Welcome Class, April, 20th, 2017

Don’t let it bring you down That’s the 1971 Neil Young’s classic that resonates in my headphones that morning on my way to school. It’s only castles burning. Taking a step back…Lately I’ve been taking a break from the news so as not to be brought down by the sheer horror of war and/or impending … More How much for a life? Welcome Class, April, 20th, 2017

So long, 2016

It has been such a strange year in the world, for everyone. As various social media ask whether we want to remember this or that, giving us the option to share it and aggressively brandishing pictures of our “best moments”, I just thought I would round up my Berliner Diary year by thinking back and … More So long, 2016

Lesvos, February 5th and 6th, 2016: In Pictures

My social networks’ feeds are still full with posts about Lesvos. Accommodation and car sharing, latest news on European cold policy. Latest news on demos pro-asylum, anti-fascists, pro or anti-governments. Little by little, I hide some of these posts. I don’t need to see who needs a lift to Moria from Thermi, for example. And … More Lesvos, February 5th and 6th, 2016: In Pictures

Lesvos, February 4th, 2016. On Frontex and General Strike

I can’t seem to be able to sleep proper nights on this island. I can’t complain, I chose not to go sea-watching and serving tea and biscuits is certainly not the most exhausting task at Moria. I still feel I could do much more, but it seems  like my body and soul are consuming energy … More Lesvos, February 4th, 2016. On Frontex and General Strike

Lesvos, D-3

I’m flying to Greece tomorrow. I haven’t packed yet, it’s no holidays. Not that I would know what to pack if I were to go on holidays. I never backpacked to hell. That’s how I imagine it will be. It will look like heaven, and people will be nice, but it will be hell. Hell … More Lesvos, D-3

Lesvos, D-8

Last month, on the spur of the moment, I was looking at flights for Greece. This idea had long been in my mind. All the people I see arriving, all the images we are shown in the news: how does it look like in real? Do they have enough people to help? Can there ever … More Lesvos, D-8