Camps and Asylum

Editorial to visAvis #10

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BY VISAVIS • ILLUSTRATION FROM THE PROJECT LOVE IS SWEET, BUT CANNOT EAT • FROM #10, 2014 Hello and welcome to visAvis # 10! Our efforts and hopes for this issue are part of an…

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The structures that made people isolate themselves

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In the fall of 2012, visAvis visited the Refugee Protest March in their tent camp on Oranienplatz in Berlin to conduct interviews, reports and to tell the protesters about their opportunity to express themselves through…

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Momentum of the disobedient

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Last year on October 6th, Refugee Tent Action set up shop at Oranienplatz in Berlin, physically claiming a space for asylum politics, which were at the time marginalized in Germany. One year onwards visAvis visits…

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Discussing gender structures in the camps

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Each Monday, women with and without Danish citizenship meet in the user-driven culture house, The Trampoline House, to discuss women’s conditions and strategies for survival across the globe. On Monday the 3rd of June 2013,…

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The year of the hunger strikes

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When people no longer are in power of their own lives, they can resist by mastering their own deaths. In 2012 the hunger strike was deployed as a mode of resistance among migrants in Danish…

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To Whom It May Concern (UNHCR)

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By Ismail Suleiman Ibrahim Yagoup I, Ismail Suleiman Ibrahim Yagoup, am writing to you to inform you of the current situation for all Sudanese refugees seeking asylum in Denmark. Our story goes as follows: Friday…

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A More Humane Asylum Policy?

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It says in a report from a Danish Civil Service committee from June 2012 that no empirical studies have been made, which confirm that measures supposed to motivate people to return home are of any consequence in relation to the question of whether

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What do people in the asylum camps think?

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Reactions: What do people in the asylum camps think of the new asylum agreement? In October 2012 the Government made a new asylum agreement together with Enhedslisten and Liberal Alliance. The Trampoline House welcomes the improved…

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Residence Permit / Rejection

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The recipients of these letters are two different individuals. The letters have been edited and abbreviated to protect sensitive information. All letters to asylum seekers from authorities in the Danish asylum system – including Immigration Service, National Police,…

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