Among Refugees Generation Y is a series of multilingual calligraphy murals in the public space of Berlin, based on stories by the Yiddish writer, Dovid Bergelson, who lived and worked in Berlin in the 1920s.
Hybrid Calligraphy Mural, JCC East Bay, Berkeley, California
Acrylic on concrete, 1402 x 238 cm | 2018
The mural was created in the East Bay Jewish Community Center, located near the University of California’s Berkeley campus (the Berkeley University, California). It is an abstract combining Hebrew and Latin typography core rhythm and shape. By doing so, the Hybrid Calligraphy mural integrates different cultural identities into one unified result and reflects upon the multicultural identity of the community center visitors. The process of creation involved the community center kids.
Hybrid Calligraphy Murals in Tel Aviv Jaffa
The Hybrid Calligraphy murals in Tel Aviv are located mostly on the border of the ancient Arabic city Jaffa and the new Israeli cultural capital Tel aviv. The murals are abstract combining Hebrew and Arabic typography core rhythm and shape. By doing so, they integrate the different cultural identities of the area into one unified result and reflect upon the multicultural identity of area.
Hybrid Calligraphy Murals in Berlin
The Hybrid Calligraphy murals in Berlin are located mostly in Kreuzberg and Neukölln. These districts are known for being populated by a verity of immigrant communities and refugees since the second world war to today. Mostly, the murals are abstract combining German, Hebrew and Arabic typography core rhythm and shape. By doing so, they integrate different cultural identities into one unified result and reflect upon the multicultural identity of the metropolis Berlin.
Calligraphy in public space