Greetings from Home (Viele Grüße von Zuhause)
Fresh A.I.R. #6 Residency Final Group Exhibition
March 12th – July 31st 2022 @Bülow90, Berlin, Germany
 In order to navigate our way in our everyday lives, we constantly read, construe and interpret. This possibility for orientation is not always available for people who speak a different language or have grown up with other cultural codes. Simultaneously, font designs can evoke a sense of home. Typographies always convey a historical and cultural meaning as well. This collaborative work connects migration experiences with letters, typography, and cultural practices. The exhibition is based on conversations with "New Berliners" from Croatia/Iran, USA/South Korea, Libya, Russia, and East/West Berlin regarding their feelings about home and language. In the exhibition area, which appears to be a cozy home-like space, there are writings that reveal contexts that are closely interwoven with the experiences, hopes, and desires of the "Neuberliner". The room is furnished with furniture, home items, and plants found on Berlin streets. In the midst of this coziness are typographic arrangements that are associated with the individual conversation partners. For the accomplished transformation of the individual migration experience into typography, the graphic designer and artist found inspiration in historical textbooks, type designs from all over the world, and signage in public places, as well as in the Berlin Buchstabenmuseum.
The project was realised with the help of the following people, many thanks to: Nastia Eliseeva & Tarek Aly, Dagmar Kautz, Adrian Bijan Körbler, John Seung-Hwan Lee, Osama & Rania, Marta Bogdanska, Žiga Gerbec, Andreas Langfeld, Maria Pichel, Friederike Macher, Hanna Salomaa & Timur Chulinin, Anna Piera da Silvestra, Ludivine Thomas Andersson & Benny Andersson and Lennart Volbert.
Text by Dr Silke Förschler
Photos by Victoria Tomaschko

Watch the videos below and read more about the project here.