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Venue StadtRAUM im Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Hansastraße 3 44137 Dortmund, Dortmund

13 women from Borsigplatz tell their stories / Göç. Borsigplatz'da yaşayan 13 kadının dilinden

Nuriye Akdağ, Satı Avcı, Güzide Bozbaş Saniye Çekirdekçi, Güler Dağ, Nazende Doğan, Ayşe Gül, Türkan Gül, Zübeyde Kafadar, Jale Kırdök, Ayten Özmen, Feride Özden and Nejla Sefünc - these are the protagonists of the exhibition "Ankommen. 13 women from Borsigplatz tell their stories". They came to Germany in the 1970s and have lived around Borsigplatz in Dortmund ever since.

The achievements of the male immigrants among the so-called guest workers were widely recognised on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the German-Turkish recruitment agreement in 2021. The social contribution of women, on the other hand, has been little recognised.

With portraits by photographer Leopold Achilles and private photos, the exhibition focuses on 13 women of this generation of immigrants. They devoted their time to the family, the household, looking after the children. Their life between two cultures became normality. The portrayed women share their memories of arriving and living in Dortmund's Nordstadt with the audience - in sound bites from conversations in their mother tongue that young people had with the women at the Concordia neighbourhood centre. While first-hand accounts are usually reserved for one's own community, the exhibition in StadtRAUM MKK now makes these personal testimonies accessible to anyone interested.

Photographer: Leopold Achilles

The exhibition is a cooperation between Planerladen gGmbH and the Museum of Art and Cultural History.

Exhibition tour: SO. 11.06.2023, 13:00 with the photographer Leopold Achilles.

Free admission, no registration required.

StadtRAUM in the Museum of Art and Cultural History (MKK), Hansastr. 3, 44137 Dortmund.

Opening hours:

03.06. - 11.06.2023

TUE 11:00 - 18:00

WED - THURS 11:00 - 20:00

FRI - SUN 11:00 - 18:00

Public holiday (08.06.): 11:00 - 18:00

Free entry!



© Leopold Achilles
© Leopold Achilles
©  Leopold Achilles
© Leopold Achilles
Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, 3, Hansastraße, Mitte, Innenstadt West, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, 44137




All Dates

  • From Fri, 02 Jun 2023 11:00 to Sun, 11 Jun 2023 18:00
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

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