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Dr. Sabine Kroner (she/her/-)

Project Lead
DE | EN | FR | POL | RU

Sabine has built Berlin Mondiale since 2015 into a city-wide, interdisciplinary network in the context of migration, asylum, and exile. She studied Political Science, Ethnology, and German Studies in Göttingen,  Krakow and Warsaw. Her doctorate in migration policy was completed at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), where she previously taught. As chairperson of the Urbane Praxis e.V. board and member of the Council for the Arts, she advocates for the cross-departmental and structural implementation of Urban Practice.

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Laura Werres (she/her)

Program Curation and Network
DE  | EN

Laura Werres works in the area of ​​program design and the Youth Culture Initiative. In doing so, she draws on, among other things, her studies in theater studies, cultures of the Middle East and theater education in Berlin, her work experiences in Alexandria and Ramallah as well as her network in the area of ​​inclusive theater education and cultural education.

In the program design, curation and implementation at the hubs of the Berlin Mondiale, she draws on her experiences as a freelance artistic production manager as well as her critical artistic work on, among other things, racism and whiteness together with the performance collective meet MIMOSA.

She also advises partners and artists in the context of asylum, exile and migration on neighbourhood-based work and on applying for third-party funding.

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Trang Trần (she/her)

Program Direction Jugendkulturinitiative
DE  | EN | VI

Trang Trần, a social and cultural anthropologist and cultural educator, brings expertise in participatory cultural education, anti-discrimination, as well as cultural and migration politics. As part of Berlin Mondiale, she develops the accompanying program for "Jugendkulturinitiative", establishing networks between institutions and promoting transformation towards an inclusive and empowering cultural education.

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Chris Wachholz (she/her)

Finances and Contracts 

Chris manages the project's finances, contracts, and controlling aspects, using her 20+ years of experience to acquire third-party funding, create financial plans, and coordinate reporting, statistics, and documentation. She is responsible for communicating with grantors, cooperating partners, and fee earners to ensure efficient and effective communication. Additionally, Chris is responsible for fundraising and applying for grants to support the project's goals.

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Houssein Tarabichi (he/him)

Program Direction | Urbane Praxis
AR | DE | EN | FR

Houssein is an architect who studied in Damascus, Berlin, and Weimar and was a founding member of the Urban Practice project office. He is an urban activist focused on participatory socio-cultural urban design. Currently, Houssein works on developing concepts and programs for Berlin Mondiale, with a specific focus on coordinating with the cooperation partner degewo and utilizing two different locations: Platz ohne Name and Apfelsinenplatz.

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Martina Del Ben (she/her)

Site Coordination "Platz ohne Name"
DE | IT | EN

Martina is a product design and spatial strategies expert with a strong focus on urban development. She specializes in revitalizing rural areas using innovative cultural methods and social interventions. At Berlin Modiale, Martina coordinates arts and culture programs at the "Platz ohne Name" hub in Marzahn, leveraging public space to promote social development within the district.

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Arwa Damerji (she/her)

Network and Communication
DE | EN | AR

Arwa is a visual communication designer and sustainability strategist with a focus on creative industries. At Berlin Mondiale, she is responsible for the overall communication and communication strategy. She also coordinates networking events and manages the open office hours.

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Bianca Maria Fasiolo (she/her)

Site Coordination 
DE | IT | EN 

Bianca coordinates and monitors the program at Apfelsinenplatz-Gropiusstadt. She has worked as an art educator and mediator for several years. She has collaborated with various galleries and museums in Berlin, as well as international contemporary art festivals.

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Helia Jafarzadeh (she/her)

Communication Assistance 
DE | EN | FA

She is a designer and photographer who studied photography in Tehran and is currently pursuing a degree in Visual Communication at the Berlin University of the Arts. She works as a Communications Assistant at Berlin Mondiale, contributing to the creation and enhancement of visual and communicative materials.


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