Remapping Europe contributors and media-makers

In the frame of Remapping Europe – A Remix Project, 50 films young media-makers with a migrant background used family albums, movies, commercials and news reports to remix the prevailing imagery of migrants in European media – an told their own story.

In alphabetical order – click on the icon to read their bio.

“I came to London last year. I’ve been here since December 2012. I sometimes change my name into Juri because it is easier for people to understand. The aspect I…

Agnieszka Małek

“When we have airtime to fill, the media are full of information about other countries, but mostly around pleasant things. Ukrainians and Belarusians are always recalled during Christmas and the…

Ahmed Sheikh

“I was born in Somalia and I left aged 1, so I was raised in London. My father came to London on a work visa for the BBC back in…

Alhassan Fofanah

"I studied Medicine and the Dramatic Arts, I’m a musician. I want to learn about social rights and help wherever I can. I was born in Koidu Town, Kono district,…

Alicja Plachowna-Vasilevska

“During my studies I’ve spent one year in Scotland. I worked at a hotel, in a restaurant and in various factories. I met many migrants from Eastern Europe and from…

Alka Palewska

“Originally I’m from Poland, I moved to England roughly two years ago and that’s just because of a better opportunity for me to have a brighter future obviously. I wouldn’t…

Anahita Rezaei

“My name doesn’t suggest that I have anything in common with Poland but well, I do. My parents are Iranian and so am I, but I was born in Warsaw.…

Anna Kulikowska

“I am from Białystok, from the Polish-Belarusian borderland.” My remix is about Oleksandr, a Ukrainian participant of the Remapping Europe project who could not attend (the workshop) because he didn’t…

Aybüke Samast

“I was born in Bursa, in the Marmara region of Turkey. I grew up in Cardiff in Wales and went to school in Ankara. I always questioned the feelings of…

Cedoux Kadima

“My name is Cedoux Kadima. I come from D.R. Congo. I have a BA in fine art and I’m interested in painting, photography and film. I moved to London in…

Dana Negoita

“I was born and raised in Romania. When I was 15 years old, my brother and I decided to go to Rome. I finished my studies there. I was ‘adopted’…

David Gallardo

“I was born in Mexicali, Baja California in Mexico. I come from a warm desert country. I have been living in Seville for more than seven years now. My migration…

David Sypniewski

“My parents are from Poland, but I was born in France. My family left their country because of the political situation. I have two passports. The topic of the Remapping…

Dennis Huarache

“I’m Dennis and I’m Bolivian. I was born in Cochabamba. The journey of my life was when I got out of my country to Spain, though I’ve been to some…

Ellavled Alcano

“I’ve been dancing 24 out of my 29 years. I can’t think of my life without movement and rhythm in space. I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Travelling…

Enes Uysal

“In Australia we spoke Turkish at home and English outside. I grew up in a multicultural community, where everybody was an immigrant or refugee, and therefore bilingual. I have had…

Ewa Kalinowska

“My fascination with Eastern Europe started with friendship with a Russian. I keep discovering the culture. In my spare time I read and watch everything that is related to it.…

“The work we do here as part of Remapping Europe project is so meaningful. I feel very comfortable in this environment.... I hope in the future migration will happen only…

Fatih Bilgin

“My parents were Turkish workers in Germany from 1965 to 1984. I was born there and then my family went back to Turkey. I grew up in Izmir in Turkey.…

Gülten Okçuoğlu

“In 1996, our village in Elazığ (in Eastern Turkey) was burnt down. I witnessed the events first hand. Most of the young population had already migrated to other cities because…