Sonja Hornung | …lebt und arbeitet in Berlin.
Sonja Hornung was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her maternal grandparents had emigrated from the Netherlands to Australia. Her father’s family were German settlers in Palestine who came to Australia after the Second World War. Sonja went to university in Melbourne and came to Berlin as an artist in the early 2010’s. Her work addresses the city and the processes of gentrification.
… 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.