The ENCOUNTERS media workshops

Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg municipal library – funded by the hochdrei fund

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Project description

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 have presented 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 has created a pool of local protagonists, artists, researchers and students who have enriched the project with a wide range of cultural backgrounds. In workshops and events designed to cultivate cross-generational and cross-lingual communication, the participants addressed relevant urban- and community-related issues and reflected on these from their personal standpoints. Bringing together various perspectives, experiences, cultural practices and expertise, the participants developed concrete formats in which the issues are clearly presented, e.g. as podcasts, films, books, blog entries and graphic depictions. The results were presented in both analogue and digital versions.

With the project, the libary attempted to strengthen its role as an innovation driver and bridge builder within the urban community. It accompanied the creative process with its core programme and presented the media workshop inside the library as a public service. The competence and networks of the cooperation partners contributed 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

hochdrei – Changing City Libraries

With its programme "hochdrei – Changing City Libraries" the Federal Cultural Foundation aims to strengthen city libraries as cooperative and participatory cultural locations.


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Berlin Tempelhof-Schöneberg municipal library

Dr. Boryano Rickum
Hauptstraße 40
10827 Berlin
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