The Opulence Ball

Saturday night out with Madison Alexander Moore at the Berlin Ballroom Community Festival, organized by Mic Oala. All images are available via laif

Sir Simon Rattle

Open house day at Berlin Philharmonie. Sir Simon Denis Rattle, former conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic and chief conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra since 2017 during a rehearsal with an amateur orchestra at the Berlin Philharmonie. All images are available via laif

Bridges

Bridges, a Frankfurt-based orchestra bringing refugee musicians together with local and other international performers.

Fabio De Masi

Fabio Valeriano Lanfranco De Masi, Deputy Chairman of The Left in the Bundestag. All images are available via laif

ReDI’s Digital Women’s Program

ReDI School of Digital Integration is a Berlin-based non-profit school offering free coding and digital courses to newcomers. ReDI’s Digital Women’s Program, a series of all-female courses aimed at getting more women learning about tech. Set up for refugees without computer access at home, the three-month course takes students with basic skills to the point where they can build their own online store. Program organisers say free extras such as childcare, translators and a catering service have gone a long way towards tempting more women into their previously male-dominated tech courses. And students stand to gain a lot more than new …