About the team

Building on years of preparatory effort by many people on the HKW team (all introduced here), our team at mediale pfade, supported by our paid assistants and thanks to funding from the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, have spent the last few months working on our educational approach. Now, as the Archive of Refuge is inaugurated and the conference is underway, we can publish them. We will continue to publish methods and approaches.

The mediale pfade team

Katrin Hünemörder

Katrin Hünemörder is a trainer and project manager. She co-founded European Youth Press and Jugendpresse Deutschland. She supported the medicines campaign at Doctors Without Borders and also worked with the action alliance against AIDS. Hünemörder has been a content manager and trainer for an international peace organisation in Guatemala. She supports mediale pfade with Web videos and cultural education projects.

Christine Kolbe

As a project developer and concept designer, Christine Kolbe is a stalwart member of the mediale pfade team. Her focus lies on learning for digital change, open education, educational making, and digital arts. In the past she has advised numerous civil society campaigns, supporting them actively in the process and moderating. Analysing digital network architectures and understanding how they enrich and change our world has been at the heart of her thinking and creativity for many years.

Daniel Seitz

Daniel Seitz is a media educator, writer and founder of mediale pfade. He believes firmly that media education is potentially an important factor in political participation, self-development and creativity, and he is passionate about a free, politically aware society. Seitz contributes, among others, to the Medienpädagogik Praxis blog and to netzpolitik.org, his key themes being hacker culture, coding and making, and Web videos. He advises numerous civil society organisations on digital issues and network policies.

Birte Frische

Birte Frische is a media educator, ethnologist, gender researcher and culture manager. She designs and implements projects, workshops and formats at the interfaces between digital media, political education and participation. Frische leads media education projects for Jugend hackt Hamburg. She plans and chairs participatory formats like bar camps, such as the JugendPolitCamp. She is currently running a project for the ABC Bildungs- und Tagungszentrum e.V. that links physical movement and sport to media.

Eva Hasel

Eva Hasel is involved in outreach work for memorial sites, does copy editing and devises conceptual media strategies. She graduated in rhetoric, media studies and electronic media. Her specialities are memory culture, collective memory and (post-) conflict regions. She is currently a member of two think tanks (at the concentration camp memorial in Flossenbürg and at the centre for holocaust research, University of Haifa, Israel), where she designs media projects around themes such as eye-witness accounts and augmented reality.

Zahra Joharimajd

Zahra Joharimajd is a media artist, concept communicator and specialist in virtual and augmented reality. She studied fine arts at the University of Art, Tehran, and is currently studying expanded realities at the Hochschule Darmstadt. Joharimajd investigates the creative and philosophical dimensions of new digital media technologies and is deepening her composition skills so that she can combine music and concerts with virtual reality. Joharimajd designs and leads creative workshops at schools in Iran.

Christine Lordong

Christine Lordong graduated in business administration. After pursuing management studies with a focus on marketing at Leicester, she moved to Amsterdam for a traineeship. From 2013 she spent several years managing projects and developing concepts for subtitling and accessible formats in the audio-visual media. She joined the team at mediale pfade in October 2020, as a regular employee from October 2020 until August 2021, and as a freelance collaborator on the Archive of Refuge project from August 2021.

Sika Dede Puhlmann

Sika Dede Puhlmann is a case worker, educator and writer. She has many years of experience working with refugee children and teenagers. She co-founded Bildung Macht Rassismus, which aims to make educational practice defined by a critique of racism accessible to a broader public. She has been working on an expert report monitoring racism for the DeZIM Institute and on a contribution to Natasha A. Kelly’s book “Sisters and Souls 2” (2021).

Mohammed Habibullah Scheikani

Mohammed Habibullah Scheikani is doing a master’s degree in Islamic Studies at the Freie Universität in Berlin with a focus on Islam in Europe. He also works in political education, assisting various providers with research and outreach. His workshops address racism, anti-Semitism, empowerment, Internet hate speech, conspiracy theories, religious diversity, Islam and Muslim life in Germany.

Aleksandar Vejnovic

Aleksandar Vejnovic is a media artist, cultural communicator, lecturer and public speaker. He designs and leads workshops for schools and in the public space and organises international academic conferences. His work has been displayed at various events and exhibitions, including at ZKM Karlsruhe. He teaches at the Hochschule Darmstadt, where his courses cover media theory, 3D audio, audience development and curatorial practice.

Website and development


Thank you to CatandtheDevil


Thank you to lislis

 for the programming and Malte for the integration


Thank you to Zahra Joharimajd


Thank you to Malte

Cultural Education at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Thank you to the Cultural Education team at Haus der Kulturen der Welt for the long-standing, fantastic partnership:

Eva Stein, Anna Bartels, Ireen Packebusch, Katharina Hofbeck, Naima Walter

Supporting research 

Prof. Valentin Dander, Fachhochschule Clara Hoffbauer Potsdam / Evangelische Hochschule Potsdam gGmbH

Janne Stricker, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Conceptual workshop experts 

Thank you for conceptual advice and amazing exchange to:

  • Matthias Löwe, Interaction Designer
  • Dr. Julia Duchrow, Amnesty International Deutschland e.V.
  • Dr. Katinka Meyer, Anne Frank Zentrum e.V.
  • Lennart Lüpke, Campus Rütli – CR2
  • Mehmet Can, Campus Rütli – CR2
  • Anne Voß, Campus Rütli – CR2
  • Isabel Kwarteng, Joliba e.V. Interkulturelles Netzwerk in Berlin
  • Stipo Zeba, duvia e.V.
  • Marcela Villanueva, Karne Lateinamerikanische Kunst
  • Lucas Dima, Software Developer
  • Pierre Asisi, Ufuq e.V.
  • Moritz Mutter, Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin
  • Danilo Vetter, Stadtbibliothek Pankow
  • Johanna Thurau, Stadtbibliothek Pankow
  • Kathrin Hartmann, Deutscher Bibliotheksverband e.V.
  • Céline Barry, Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung (ZIFG) TU Berlin
  • Dr. Christine Schoenmakers, Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur
  • Dr. Kawthar El-Qasem, Akademie der Kulturellen Bildung des Bundes und des Landes NRW e. V.

the whole team at mediale pfade 

And of course – last but not least – thank you to the whole team at mediale pfade (and not only the Archive of Refuge project team) for their conceptual and frequent practical support!