Kadir Özdemir (*1977) studied modern history and sociology and works at the meeting point of LGBTIQ and migration. He has published in numerous anthologies and magazines and regularly writes columns. As an actor and performer, he founded the theater group Die Migrationserb:innen (The Heirs of Immigration), a collective consisting of actors who have experiences of displacement and migration. Özdemir is the prize winner of the 2021 CLINCH FESTIVAL AWARD and stipend for Occupy Kultur! Mentoringprogramm für neue Perspektiven im Kulturbereich (Occupy Culture! Mentoring Program for New Perspectives in the Culture Industry). With his project Bubbles, he intends to pursue the following questions in the cultural region of Aachen: what brings us together and what separates us in urban and rural environments? And who is this “us”, anyway? In doing so, he will portray the region in his short stories at times as an area for the competition between interests, at times as a mosaic of lifestyles and network with artists, activists and citizens.