The ENCOUNTERS media workshops
The Encounter network is exploring new and exciting paths: together with the public library Tempelhof-Schöneberg and the Mauerpark Institut e.V. we are launching the Encounters media workshops.
In this multi-media community project the encounter still makes up the centerpiece of our work. We will host numerous workshops and events at the different library locations of the public library Tempelhof-Schöneberg in order to bring people together to collaborate in media productions such as texts, illustrations, photo-, music- and video-projects, soundscapes, podcasts, graphic novels, and much more.
Stay tuned! Everyone who is interested can become a media professional with us!
As a civil society initiative of social anthropologists and students of Freie Universität Berlin, artists, activists and media professionals from many different countries, we share a common goal with our project partners: we want to promote the public library as a space of encounters and of creative, collaborative media work in the sense of our encounter network.
Random encounters between the book shelves, between people of various social, cultural, religious and political backgrounds, between generations, between newcomers and the old-established – we want to offer an opportunity in Tempelhof-Schöneberg to establish these and thus to help shape an active, well-informed and media-savvy community.
Our approach is based on team work: we exchange different perspectives, creative techniques and languages (currently German, English, Arabic, Farsi). We work experimentally, self-reflectively and critically.
Contributions from our workshops and events are continously posted on our blog, and published in our print magazine, presented in exhibitions and other formats. Some of them focus on the subject of the encounter, others reflect on encounters within the process of their development. Some contributions combine both approaches.
We are convinced, that encounters allow us to better understand and comprehend diversity and also to endure and negotiate differences of opinions in a better way. Every encounter starts with yourself, with another person, with a new idea, or with something strange at first; it contains the unusual, the exciting, unlocks potential and creates pleasure.
Join us and follow the Encounters media workshops on our new paths through Tempelhof-Schöneberg! We are looking forward to meeting you!
Because the internet is a public space and not always safe, some of our team members don´t want to appear with a picture and a short CV.
All visual conception of the Medienwerkstatt Encounters project by StudioAbashi. Logo designed in 2017 by Golnar Kat and modified by StudioAbashi in 2019.