Silvina Der-Meguerditchian | …lebt und arbeitet in Berlin.

Berliner Zimmer

Silvina Der-Merguerditchian was born in Buenos Aires in the 1960’s. Her grandparents had fled Ottoman-ruled Armenia to escape genocide. In Argentina, Silvina grew up among other immigrants from Armenia. Her interest in Europe began early on and she travelled to Berlin for the first time in the 1980’s. She decided to study here and has been living and working as an artist in Berlin ever since.

… lebt und arbeitet in Berlin.

Berlin has always been associated with the promise of a better, safer and more liberated life. Today more than ever, Berlin is a city of new arrivals, a place of aspiration and refuge, especially for artists and creators, who see in it a place where self-realisation is possible.

The stories of the women interviewed reveal personal motives, structural difficulties and social hurdles linked to migration in general and labour migration in particular. At the same time, they provide an opportunity to reflect on current and future social coexistence in the city, including with regard to the social and professional equality of women, particularly in the area of art and culture.

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