Definition of Hangar: shelter, shed; especially : a covered and usually enclosed area for housing and repairing aircraft As the definition states, a hangar is a shelter. And in Berlin, this is no exception. However, the Hangars of Tempelhof Airport are not housing aircrafts, but migrants seeking asylum in Germany. It was there where the idea behind this organization was born: every Saturday, we meet in Hangar 1 to carry out pre-coordinated artistic activities with migrant kids that need a creative outlet to take their minds off what they have been through.
Hangar 1 is a newly founded organization conformed by people coming from different backgrounds: Arts, Music, the Start-up scene, Public Relations, and even Law. Altogether, we run several projects that support migrants seeking asylum in Germany, and our aim is to be able to support our projects financially, and many more that even though they may not be related to Hangar 1, need a back-up in terms of money, volunteers, and even counseling.Hangar 1’s first aim is to organize a series of events that connect music and arts to the migrant crisis and to generate a creative network that wishes to collaborate with the people living in the shelters.