Born in 1997, Elona Beqiraj was born and raised in Niedersachsen. She is now based in Berlin where, in addition to her degree programme in political science, she works as a student assistant on the Together in Germany project at the Neue deutsche Medienmacher*innen, where she works in public relations and networking.
As a child of Albanian migrants, she began to use poetry at a young age to engage with the feelings and experiences of people who feel torn between different worlds. In und wir kamen jeden sommer, a volume of her poetry published by Resonar Verlag in 2019, she makes the long-term effects of war and migration accessible through poetry and takes on the question of (not) belonging in Germany. In Hannover she co-produced the Tuerspion magazine and held her first writing workshop about (self-)empowerment within the framework of the Kargah e.V. association.
At the Gorki she is directing a youth project for Gorki X titled Weil wir nicht vergessen from October to December 2021, which accompanies the Offener Prozess exhibition on re-investigating the NSU complex.