Students may consider the following projects/organizations as examples:
Berlin Postkolonial offers tours of Berlin highlighting the city’s colonial history, and has been engaged in specific actistivist projects, such as the renaming of streets that commemorated racist and colonial histories with the names of important minority figures.
Stolpersteine, or stumbling stones commemorate the victims of National Socialism in the form of brass plaques, which are installed in pavement or cobblestones in front of a victim’s last address.
Weiterschreiben - Wir machen das is a literary project, in which authors from zones of war and conflict can continue to publish and network with authors who are already established in Germany. It is a platform that also enables a broader readership through translations, because continuing to write also means continuing to be read.
JOLIBA is a registered non-profit organization and intercultural networking group in Berlin.
Founded in 1997, the goals of the organization are the initiation and fulfillment of projects that advance intercultural cohabitation and mutual understanding of human beings.
Denkmal für die im Nationalsozialismus verfolgten Homosexuellen, is a memorial in the Tiergarten inaugurated in 2008 that commemorates the persecution and murder of hundreds of thousands of homosexual men and women during the Nazi regime. It continues to this day to be the victim of almost monthly attacks (homophobic graffiti, physical damage) by right-wing terrorists.
Spinnboden, is one of the very few archives in the world dedicated to lesbian and queer female culture, history, and lives. Housing over 14,000 materials in the largest collection of its kind in Europe, it offers alongside texts, videos, artwork, diaries, letters, ephemera, and other rare materials regular events and workshops for those in the community, non-professional historians, activists, and the merely interested to raise awareness of the lesbian history of Germany and to foster a sense of belonging and community.
Schwules Museum, founded in 1985, was the first museum in the world dedicated to the history and culture of LGBTQ people. Alongside its museum, it also houses a library of queer literature with over 20,000 books and one of the largest archives of queer material, spanning from classical antiquity to the present day.