Constanze Flamme


I met Aymen during a Cross Culture-Workshop by ifa and we connected quickly, on artistic visions for community-engaging projects, with humor and concern – and the love for light(s) and the images it creates. Migrating myself between documentary and conceptual photography, educational workshops and participatory projects SEE Djerba poses questions which move me and offer a platform for international exchange but locally rooted driven by the enthusiasm of people who don’t create just events but true encounters. I am happy to travel now to Aymans’ roots to continue the conversations and interactions with a broader community – and not least to SEE Djerba and the lights of Tunisia.

To be found.

Troubled Water - Skyline New Orleans / Mississippi
Photos: Constanze Flamme



2017 | Longing for Landscape – Photography in the Anthropocene‘, European month of Photography | TAT Berlin (de)
2016 | ISSP 2016 Final Exhibition Kuldiga Arts Hal | Latvia (La)
2015 | Tiefen, Kunstraum Bethanien | Berlin (de)
2015 | Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen“ Kunstraum | Potsdam (de)
2014 | dieser Versuch eines Buchstabierens von Wirklichkeit“, El Ojo Salvaje Photo Festival, Goethe-Zentrum Asuncion | Paraguay (Py)


2017 | CrossCulture Programme-scholarship holder by ifa | Beirut (Lb)
2015-16 | ARTPAED advanced training for practices of cultural and artistic mediation in open settings | Berlin (de)
2015 | AFFECT Workshop at Agora Berlin Sensitive Observers, (May) we are the world and how to construct social platforms for it | Berlin (De)
2004/11 | Visual Communication at University of Applied Sciences | Potsdam (de)
2007-8 | Art/Photography Department Gerrit Rietveld Academie | Amsterdam (Nl)
2002-3 | Study of Anthropology and Newest History, Freie Universität | Berlin (de)



CCP Plus brings together local actors and their networks to be active in the discourse and processes of social change. The focus is on sharing experience and transferring knowledge with organizations and institutions in Germany. The CrossCulture Plus module is aimed at former CrossCulture Programme (CCP) scholarship holders who have completed their internships abroad and are now keen to set up and run their own projects. Up to 15,000 euros is on offer to committed CCP alumni who would like to set up a project in Egypt, Yemen, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Iraq, Tunisia. ifa supports alumni in the execution of their projects and provides training for CCP Plus participants once their applications have been approved.

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen // CrossCulture Program

Neda Pouryekta

The first time I met Aymen and Bettina, I was instantly impressed by their enthusiasm, energy, and openness. I encouraged Aymen to think about a project inside Tunisia but outside of Tunis and his first words were “Djerba, the place where I am from”. I know from my own background how essential and beautiful it is to go back to your roots – for yourself and for the location. So I am very happy to be invited being part of this project, that Aymen and Bettina are bringing into the world.

[1] Workshop: Impact of Cultural Policies? Reflecting on German Cultural Policy

The work of Neda Pouryekta is focused on international projects, that are dealing with art, culture, and society. She is especially interested in works, that make possible perceiving life and the world from another perspective.

2013 Festival International Cinema Libre | Hamburg
2012 Out of the Slum | Essen, Marktkirche
2010 Out of the Slum | Essen, Hinterhaus

Since 2014 | ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart
2012 -2013 | German Academic Exchange Servie DAAD | Salahaddin University | Erbil (iq)
Until 2011 | Studies of Socioloy and of Oriental and Islamic Studies (Master of Arts) | University Bochum (de) | University of Sana’a in Sana’a (ye)

ifa – CrossCulture Plus

Aymen Gharbi

Djerba is my home Island where i grew up. For 18 year I wanted to contribute to the cultural scene and now I got the opportunity to design an initiative with my partner Bettina Pelz. SEE Djerba for us is an open space-time when we want to gather different cultural actors and discuss with them about art and it’s important to the context of the island. We wanted also to demonstrate how Art Matters, therefore we invited international artist to contribute to this frame work and think about a site-specific art-work.

[1] ART MATTERS SERIES – Concept and Development with Aymen Gharbi
[2] Sharing Heritage // ART AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
[3] Art and Democratic Culture // workshop with Bettina Pelz and Mariandreina Baasch

The work of Aymen Gharbi is dedicated to the interplay between architecture Urban research and cultural Heritage.

Since 2016 l Freelance Curator
Until 2015 l Architect in the National institution of Heritage
Until 2013 l Architectural Studies

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