No Alive Café this weekend!

Alive Café won’t take place this weekend since there were not enough people who registered to take part in the workshops. See you hopefully in July for another workshop weekend with Alive Café!



Am 15. Juli um 18 Uhr findet ein Vorbereitungstreffen für die Arabisch, Portugiesisch und Spanisch Kurse statt.

Tee trinken, Gruppen bilden und Unterrichtstermin finden!

Wir freuen uns auf Euch und Eure Freund*innen! Gern weiterleiten!

+info: info [at] babylonia [dot] de

On the 15th of July at 6 pm we will have a preparation meeting for the Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish courses.

we will drink tea, talk about the levels, and we will discuss which time will be the best for you.

please share the information with your friends. Looking forward to meet you!

+info: info [at] babylonia [dot] de

Film Screening / World Refugee Day: „Divine Daycare“ by Roni Geffen

Babylonia is very happy to host Roni Geffen’s documentary movie „Divine Daycare“ (Israel, 2018, 58 min, diverse languages with English subtitles) for the World Refugee Day on Thursday, June 20th, 7:30 pm.

The movie follows a daycare center for the children of refugees in south Tel Aviv through the eyes of Lula, a captivating Eritrean girl and her teacher, Blessing. After a firebomb is thrown at the center, the landlord decides to kick them out of the apartment. The director finds out that the landlord is her uncle, and she is pulled into the complex reality of asylum seekers in Israel.

Roni Geffen, the director of the film, will be present and we warmly invite you to a Q&A after the screening – in English, if you need a translation, please let Babylonia know before via mail: info(at)Babylonia(dot)de.

Watch the trailer here:
The movie on fb:

Free entry. Donations for refugee support are welcome.
Support the local Spätis & bring your own drinks 😉

June, 25th : Workshop on Intersectionality

What does intersectionality have to do with me?
Going beyond intersectionality as a buzzword

The workshop introduces the concept of intersectionality through a collective reflection based on individual experiences. Intersectionality seeks to define and take into account the overlapping oppressions that people experience.
However, it is often used as a ‘diversity buzzword’ without bringing about a deeper change. We believe that incorporating intersectionality into our artistic/activist/professional practice and personal relations requires a strongly self-critical perspective. During the workshop, we will work with a wide range of methods that enable a collective reflection based on our lived experiences. While learning about and recognising the genealogy of the concept and the application of this perspective we will work with our own privileges and experiences of oppression and the ones we can see in our local context. We aim to induce the transformation of our practices working with our stories, emotions and bodies.
The workshop is open to everyone regardless of their previous knowledge about intersectionality and we can accommodate specific needs regarding language.

Kitti Baracsi is an educator and researcher with a background in Communication, Aesthetics and Pedagogy. She worked as an educator and facilitator in marginal contexts and as a researcher on gender, education, migration and housing in Hungary, Italy, Spain and Portugal. She is specialised in collaborative interventions in education and research in contexts of urban conflicts with children, young people and women.

TuTela Network is an informal and open international collective that aims to build connections between marginalised experiences within activism, education and community work, from a feminist perspective. Connecting and giving visibility to local experiences from (semi)margins means taking a radical position against the current dynamics of knowledge production and the machine of “best practices”. We co- produce multilingual educational materials in the forms of videos, articles, cartographies and other creative and collaborative formats to create a space of inspiration and mutual learning of activists and professionals around the globe.

Arabisch-Kurs Alle Niveaus


Arabisch-Kurs für Alle Niveaus

Am 15.Juli.2019 um 18:00 Uhr findet einen Vorbereitungstreffen statt.

  • Tee trinken
  • Gruppen bilden
  • Unterrichtstermin finden

Babylonia ist ein Zentrum für Sprachen, Kurse, Treffen und Veranstaltungen. Das Kollektiv existiert seit 1980 in einer damals besetzen Fabrik in Kreuzberg. Bitte leitet die Information weiter an alle die sich interessieren könnten. Wir freuen uns auf Euch und Eure Freund*innen!

+info: Arabisch [at] babylonia [dot] de

Arabic Course for all Levels, preparation meeting at 15.July.2019 06:00pm

  • we will drink tea,
  • talk about the levels,
  • and we will discuss wich time will be the best for you.

BABYLONIA is a centre for language-learning and for political meetings and discussions, for cultural presentations and exhibitions. Babylonia was founded in 1980 in a then-squatted factory in Berlin-Kreuzberg. please share the information with your friends. Looking forwards…

+info: arabisch [at] babylonia [dot] de

facebook event

Alive Café in Berlin @ Babylonia, May 18 + 19

This time, there will be two parallel events happening:

„Finding words“, happening on Saturday, requires a registration via e-mail: sedicksasman [at] me [dot] com It’s a fun exercise and can be used as a starting point for writing poetry, journaling or even a story.

The „Art Buffet“ is happening on Saturday and Sunday. People who are attending the “Ein Europa” Demo on Sunday 19th are very welcome to join the workshop on Saturday to create their banners/placards/posters to take to the demo. We’ll have paint and brushes. Just bring your own board/banners.