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Film screening: »The Cartographic Institue as a home for refugees«

With Tinatin Gurgenidze
Saturday, 10 August 2019, 18:00

»The Cartographic Institue as a home for refugees«

Adress:Wasteland near U5 station Cottbusser Platz, at Maxie-Wander-Straße/corner Carola-Neher-Straße, 12619 Berlin
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»The Cartographic Institue as a home for refugees«

Film screnning and lecture with Tinatin Gurgenidze

Following conflict between Georgia and Abkhazia in the early 1990s, around 200,000 ethnic Georgian and Abkhazians left their homes. The majority of these internally displaced persons (IDPs) now reside within Georgia in former public administration buildings that were never intended for residential use.

Only a small part of the former Cartographic Institute of Gldani built during the 1970s retains its original use, now 102 IDPs families from Abkhazia call the rest of it home. The inhabitant Tamta spent her whole childhood here and can recall how the hallway would flood whenever it rained through the leaking, damaged roof. She and the other children saw this as an opportunity and turned the flooded hallway into a playground.

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