“I like how ‘habibi', which has now become an international word, is used in Berlin. It slightly differs from the way it is used back home“

Dani Hasrouni

Visual Artist & Photographer

*designed Arabic writing of the habibibag

“In the Middle East, the meaning will change depending on who it’s said to. It can mean “my lover”, “my dear” or even sarcastically meaning the opposite when teasing a friend.

In Berlin, I believe that it’s used in its original form. Derived from the word “houb” that can translate to love in many shapes and forms: amiability, passion, fondness.”