September 12, 2018

BorderlessTV: Refugee Storytelling & Media Collective

CAT Cologne

Courtesy: Felipe Castelblanco and CAT Cologne.

Borderless TV is a Refugee Media Collective initiated by artist Felipe Castelblanco (*1985, Bogotá) and Syrian refugees living in Cologne, Germany. Our focus has been to create participatory media by offering training and support to migrants and local youth, in order to create audiovisual content such as short films, reports, reenactments and experimental narratives. This project emerged as a response to traditional media outlets, which often put refugees in front of the camera as subjects of human interest but rarely allows them to contribute new voices, express creatively and produce content from their own experiences and positions. Since 2016 Borderless TV has become an active creative community in Cologne that brings together communities with and without migrant backgrounds, as well as local filmmakers, activists, artists and art organizations.

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Borderless TV emerged out of artist Felipe Castelblanco's residency at CAT Cologne in 2016. The project continues as an ongoing collaboration between the artist, CAT Cologne, local filmmaker Ralf Tietz, refugees, and youth based in Cologne.

CAT (Community Art Team) Cologne is an artist residency that supports international emerging artists working in the field of social practice and community engaged work.

CAT Cologne Residency ongoing call for submissions
Artists interested in submitting a project, please send your CV, a selection of former projects and your proposal for CAT to submissions [​at​]

Working grants for 1–3 months comprehend a small artist fee, travel expenses, production cost, accommodation and a small publication.

Ongoing open call before September 30 for the following year.

CAT Cologne Main Partner: Bayer/Kultur
CAT Cologne is supported by: Stadt Köln, RheinEnergie Stiftung
BorderlessTV is supported by: Aktion Mensch, LAG Soziokultureller Zentren NW e.V., Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, KommAn NRW

CAT Cologne
Weißenburgstraße 35
50670 Cologne
T +49 172 8266658 / info [​at​]
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Alteburger Str. 40, 2. HH
50678 Cologne
T +49 172 8266658 / borderlesstv [​at​]

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