Chronicle of a Trip: Part 2, Kaputt - Mutha Magazine


Published on September 23rd, 2022 | by Sofia Quesada


Chronicle of a Trip: Part 2, Kaputt

4 October 2019:

This was not what I had in mind for Berlin. But my friends came to visit me in August. And made me see some things. Things I didn’t want to see. I decide to take some clothes and papers with me. It’s hard to decide what to take.

What’s the priority? For how long?

4 de Octubre 2019:

Ésta no era la idea que tenía para Berlín. Pero mis amigos me visitaron en Agosto. Y me hicieron ver algunas cosas. Cosas que no quería ver. Decido llevarme algo de ropa y papeles. Es difícil elegir qué llevar.

¿Cuál es la prioridad? ¿Por cuánto tiempo?

Nos vimos ahí, de pie.

This piece was created with the assistance of Paula Milano

“Chronicle of a trip” is made up of three parts, which coincide with three different stages of my life. This second entry, “Kaputt,” includes the move to the women’s shelter (Frauenhaus) and the anonymous stay there. An overwhelming experience with a small baby. The uncertainty of not knowing how to continue or how to start. The challenge of living with other women and children who are also victims of violence, solidarity without limits, also the survival of “the fittest.”

Read the first entry “PS / Post Script”

All three parts will be published at MUTHA.

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About the Author

Sofía Quesada, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has studied Audiovisual Arts at UNA (National University of the Arts) and Philosophy at UCES (University of Business and Social Sciences). In 2015, she completed her studies as a Professional Photographer at the Andy Goldstein School

of Creative Photography. Besides her personal work, she mainly focuses on social and migratory movements, decolonial feminism, human rights and climate issues. Since March 2022 she has been part of the editorial staff of the “Lateinamerika Nachrichten” and continues with her work as a freelancer photojournalist. Sofía is currently based in Berlin.

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