The Media Workshop is a platform for dialogue which combines media training with a deeper reflection on life in a diverse urban community. The organisers wish to present a collection of various perspectives of equal importance. Together with the Mauerpark Institut e.V., the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the FU Berlin, and residents, the project aims to create a pool of local protagonists, artists, researchers and students who will enrich the project with a wide range of cultural backgrounds. In workshops and events designed to cultivate cross-generational and cross-lingual communication, the participants will address relevant urban- and community-related issues and reflect on these from their personal standpoints. Bringing together various perspectives, experiences, cultural practices and expertise, the participants will develop concrete formats in which the issues are clearly presented, e.g. as podcasts, films, books, blog entries and graphic depictions. The results will be presented in both analogue and digital versions.
The library hopes the project will help strengthen its role as an innovation driver and bridge builder within the urban community. It will accompany the creative process with its core programme and present the media workshop inside the library as a public service. The competence and networks of the cooperation partners will contribute extensive expertise to the project.
Project title: The ENCOUNTERS media workshops. A Multimedia Community Project at the Tempelhof-Schöneberg Municipal Library
Partners: Mauerpark Institut e.V., Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the FU Berlin
Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg municipal library
Dr. Boryano Rickum
Project-Blog (external link, opens in a new window)
Website of Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg library (external link, opens in a new window)