CENTRE FOR POLITICAL BEAUTY: AGGRESSIVE HUMANISM FOR THE GREATER GOOD
In the past few years a wave of radical performances inspired by the current political situation have swept across Germany, triggering the most diverse, unprecedented and effective reactions.
The actions ranged from making a copy of online governmental forms and website to make a plea to save Syrian children from the war (Kindertransporthilfe, 2013) to illegally transporting Syrian refugees’ bodies from Sicily to Germany to be buried with an official funeral in Berlin (“The dead are coming” 2015), issuing a public call for refugees to throw themselves in a cage with tigers, or the empty airplane that flew from Turkey to Berlin to evidence the absurdity of not being able to take refugees onboard, or the placement of a miniature copy of the Holocaust monument in front of the house of a right wing politician (Holocaust Mahnmal von Höcke, 2017).
These and other actions have prompted a chain reaction of counter-actions in the media and political scene, firing up the debate on migration, refugees, borders, responsibility and moral values.
In this presentation Yasser Almaamoun will illustrate the most famous performances of the Centre with pictures and videos, sharing with us the backstage stories, the challenges, the threats received, the successes, the consequences, and the vision of the Centre, in its mission to masterfully tackle with irony the absurdity and the lack of humanity of the political system.
A presentation on the some of the most famous performances of the Centre - illustrated through media, backstage stories, as well as a look into the challenges, successes and the overall vision and mission that constitute the Centre for Political Beauty.
Yasser Almaamoun (Bio)
Yasser is a Syrian activist who has worked with the Center for Political Beauty in Berlin as its Press Speaker and Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2014. His role consists in communicating the outcomes of the Center’s actions to the media. In addition to organizing new actions, he has also been engaged with bridging the gap between the refugee community and German society through numerous presentations and public discussions.
The other side of Almaamoun’s life is architecture. He arrived in Germany in 2013, where he managed to enroll for a master degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. He was selected as a jury member for an architectural competition concerning Housing for Refugees in 2015 in Finland and in 2016 in Berlin.
In 2018 he contributed to the Berlin project “Stadtlabor 2050” Charlottenburg.