We were very moved by the reports of our guests about the situation of women in Afghanistan. During the event, documentary filmmaker Sahra Mani and her colleagues urgently asked us for help.
In the last days we were already able to help five women quickly and easily through the LaDOC network. We have the possibility to help more women from Afghanistan very directly if we manage to raise more donations. Many of the women are activists and artists who have to hide. Besides the fear of being tracked down by the Taliban, they and their families are acutely threatened by hunger and cold.
Who wants to support us:
Since LaDOC itself is not a registered association, we are cooperating for this appeal with the association KIOSK Arts Exchange e.V. (More information about KIOSK see below.)
Bank account number:
KIOSK Arts Exchange e.V.
Volksbank Cologne Bonn eG
IBAN: DE58 3806 0186 4909 6430 10
Subject: Donation Afghanistan Women’s Voices
For security reasons, we cannot disclose the names and circumstances of the women. We ask for your understanding and trust. If you would like to donate and be kept up to date by us, please email us at: email@example.com
More Information in German
About KIOSK Arts Exchange e.V. – (The website is under construction.)
It all began with an art project in 2010, when artist Petra Johnson and translator Sabine Müller connected two kiosks and their customers with a webcam above the entrance door. One kiosk was located in Cologne-Ehrenfeld and the other in Shanghai. That was long before the pandemic brought people and continents digitally closer together.
Since 2019, KIOSK Arts Exchange e.V. has been continued by Elfriede Schmitt, Christiane Büchner, Mirjam Leuze and Ursula Schmidt-Laukamp and other people to further develop the concept.
We would like to continue the idea of bringing neighborhoods – in Kölsch Veedel – directly into exchange with each other instead of big cities. In doing so, we see the etymology of the word kiosk – which came into German usage from Persian via Turkish, Italian and French – as a leitmotif for our understanding of art and culture: border-crossing and fluid, with the lightness of a gesture, we want to bring interdisciplinary art and culture projects into public space. In the open air, as well as in living rooms. In gardens and in movie theaters. In cities and in the village. In Cologne, Karaganda and Kathmandu. In Germany and beyond. We want to inspire, create connections, initiate discourses and thus offer a space for artists and activists in the broadest sense to get in touch with other concrete places in the world out of their grown environment.