Saturday, 22nd October 2016
Panel discussion with Lanna Idriss, Joachim von Zepelin and Aref Hamza | Chaired by: Sandra Hetzl

Amongst the millions of people who are forced to leave their homes there are also numerous artists who have to find themselves a new livelihood. Even if they survive the hazardous journey to Europe, not only must they deal with everyday challenges, but they also need to find ways to continue using their creative potential.
Initiatives are needed here that provide precisely these opportunities and create scope for artists in exile. This support is particularly important in the field of literature because it requires a special agency service. Also the experiences that authors in exile address through their works are an important piece in the mosaic to improve understanding of their difficult situation.
What initiatives are conceivable? What structures do artists need in exile? Which social institutions can be recruited as partners?
Speaking on this subject are: Lanna Idriss (Frankfurt), co-initiator of the action group “we’re doing it”, director of the BHF Bank, Joachim von Zepelin (Berlin), publisher (secession Verlag) and Aref Hamza (Buchholz in der Nordheide), author and lawyer; chaired by: Sandra Hetzl (Lebanon), translator.
Languages: German/Arabic (simultaneous interpreting)
Cooperation: Goethe-Institut
Saturday, 22.10., 1.30 – 2.30 pm
Stage Weltempfang,  Hall 3.1, Stand L25