Editorial: Heimat stories

Our reports are about people, projects and perspectives. Our topic “Heimat”, an enigmatic German term, that could mean home, home country, feeling at home. We are: a multimedia storytelling seminar at Hamburg University, students of the Mundus Journalism Master’s Programme.

When your Heimat leaves you

Only a few weeks are left for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. While the EU as well as the British Parliament continue to navigate through unclear waters, British citizens living in Hamburg are burdened with the insecurity of the looming deadline, the 29th of March. And German-British shopkeeper Alexander Kittel still does…

A Football for All Revolution

When Germany welcomed more than one million refugees during what is now called the ‘European migration crisis’, many consequences ensued – political, economic, and social. One of the better ones could probably be a “football for all” revolution that is being led by Hagar Groetke and Nico Appel in Hamburg with FC Lampedusa. By Shubham…

Finding home at sea

Michael Freude had spent nearly two decades at sea. As a sailor, he found himself a home on a vessel and in the world. After he returned to his hometown Hamburg, he was seeking a way to preserve the sailor’s culture. By Annabell Brockhues        Michael Freude was only five years old when he felt certain…

Reeperbahn style – expressing freedom

Reeperbahn doesn’t only revolve around wet nights out and tourists posing in front of the “Dollhouse”. Our street style story reveals what else is out there. Text and photos by Melanie Raidl and Ulrikke Bak.

Elseworlds

Text, photos and video by Ronit Borpujari WATCH FULL MOVIE HERE!!! Elseworlds is a short film that follows the lives and times of 6 University students from around the world, who found ‘home’ in Germany because of their common love for football. Or did they? The term ‘Elseworlds’ is a pop-culture reference for the publication…

The story of all the substandard Chinese food in Europe

By Jens Renner & Wentao Lu Jens and Wentao met each other in the same master’s programme in journalism, and they both agree that the Chinese food in Europe isn’t authentic enough. This is a story of them finding out why that is. Jens:Growing up in rural northern Denmark, there was one option if I…

A Home in the Foreign Motherland

After the Arab Spring and the subsequent war in Syria, millions of people had to leave their country, spreading all over the world. Mohamed AlHambali is one of them, now owning a restaurant in Hamburg, St. Georg. Text and photos by Jelena Malkowski and Nada Abouelsaad. The restaurant L’Amira lies in the middle of Steindamm…