The BronxBerlinConnection 2017 is all done

Sherry Holickz and Phini Arthur doing their thing in fron of Brooklyn Bridge!

Was passiert wenn junge Menschen sich international verknüpfen, begegnen, neue Lebenswelten kennen lernen und Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede ausloten? Sie entwickeln neue Perspektiven, sie denken neu, größer als zuvor. Die Welt ist groß und ich fange gerade erst an sie zu entdecken...was kommt als nächstes? Paris? Lissabon? Nairobi? Die #BronxBerlinConnection kommt in diesem Jahr bereits zum siebten Mal nach NYC, das Hip Hop Mecca unserer Kultur...Wir werden Konzerte spielen, an Workshops teilnehmen und sie leiten, uns mit jungen inhaftierten Menschen in NYC´s "Rikers Island" austauschen, Thanksgiving an einem "Feed the People Drive" in Harlem teilnehmen...Da die Zeit in NYC erfahrungsgemäß schneller tickt als in anderen Städten, haben wir uns von der Illusion eines Blogs bereits verabschiedet...stattdessen werden wir täglich Photo bloggen oder auch "Ploggen" und die Worte nach der Reise hinzufügen...

What happens when young people connect on an international level, when they meet and discover new realities in order to understand and evaluate commonalities and differences? They develop new perspectives, think anew, bigger than before. The world is vast and I am just beginning to discover it. What´s next? Paris? Lisbon? Nairobi? The #BronxBerlinConnection comes back to NYC, the Hip Hop Mecca of this culture we believe ourselves to be a part of, for the seventh time this weekend...We will play shows, we will participate as well as lead workshops, we will meet with incarcerated young people at NYC´s "Rikers Island", participate in a "Feed the People Drive" in Harlem on Thanksgiving...since time in NYC runs faster than in other cities we have since given up the illusion of a blog. Instead we will photoblog or as we like to call it "Plog" from NYC daily and add words later on...

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Street Work, social justice issues, alternative education, art and cultural projects...so much has happened since coming to Berlin in 2003...NYC, Nairobi, London, Barcelona, Cairo,  Johannesburg, Detroit...the world is small, we believe it is our responsibility to let everyone we work with discover and experience at least a piece of it whenever possible...and be transformed in the process...i believe we have done and will continue to do just that...i look forward to sharing blog posts and pictures throughout our projects...and it would be a pleasure if some of you would stop by from time to time...