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Next Stop: Berlin

Berlin is a non-conformistic refugee camp. People from all over the world who feel uncomfortable with the traditional social structures come to this city to experience an oasis of diversity, respect and creativity.

‘Next stop Berlin’ portrays young adults who have left behind their home in exchange for a new life. The arrival in this city does not immediately guarantee that this feels like a bed of roses. The first steps can be difficult and frustrating.

Does Berlin provide them what they hoped for?

In response to a number of interviews, the protagonists are each portrayed in a triptych. The triptych shows the unrestrained thoughts about the future that the protagonists had when they were young opposite their current life. The triptych show their wishes, desires, fantasies and fears.

The viewer creates his own story at each triptych. Through the lives of others, the viewer is encouraged to think about their own life and the choices they have made so far.

‘Next Stop Berlin’ is an ongoing project.

Concept and execution: Gwendolyn Noltes
Photography: Tomás Correa
Hair and make-up: Maike Bokma

 All the scale models are handmade. By working analogue there’s space for imperfection, which arises playfulness and curiosity.




Charlottes childhood dream about the future

Charlotte's current life




Sjoerd's Lego Factory





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