Planting flower bulbs in the Tempelhof library garden

Dear gardening friends, Following up on our first urban gardening workshops in July 2020, we invite everyone who is interested to a collective flower bulb action in autumn! On Thursday, October 8th, 2020 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the garden of the district central library (Bezirkszentralbibliothek) in the Eva-Maria-Buch-Haus, Götzstr. 8 | 10 | 12, 12099 Berlin. We

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Encounters Participation Puzzle

By Encounters media workshop / Medienwerkstatt Encounters –An initiative of the public library Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Freie Universität Berlin and Mauerpark Institut e.V. The Encounters media workshop focuses on encounters: encounters between different life experiences, languages, generations, genders, cultures, disciplines. Multilingualism, diversity of perspectives, critical thinking and creative expression are the basis of our work. In various workshops and

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Making of „ Cuddly – Toy Sleepover – The Movie”

Ina Schebler During an in-house workshop at the Tempelhof Schönebergcity library, employees learned about everything they can do with EncountersMedia Workshop’s photo, video and sound equipment. After an introduction to the basics of photography and filming, and exercises with studio lights and various microphones, the participants developed their own project; a film called “Cuddly-ToySleepover –The Movie”. Over the

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Draw Happy Things

During the last more or less secluded months, Mina and Farshid started a YouTube channel where they publish drawing tutorials called “Draw Happy Things”. Franzi was curious to learn more about their concept and got in touch with them. The conversation they had is summarized in the following.

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The Encounters Surrealist Web Chat

By Andrei Cucu The Encounters Surrealist Web Chat is an experiment in verbal communication happening between languages and between people that transcends semantics. Starting from the idea of the exquisite corpse, the surrealist word game where participants need to continue a text without knowing what the preceding participant wrote, the project develops

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Kiezstory workshop No. 4: “back on the street”, or: “what impact has Corona had in our neighbourhoods”

This time around, our film workshop “Kiezstories” is looking for participants who are interested in making a 10-minute film with us. This documentary will explore what effects and changes have taken place in our neighbourhoods since the lockdown. The film will be a collage of different neighbourhood experiences. A total

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Picturing Encounters: a Workshop for Storytellers and Illustrators!

The workshop invites storytellers and illustrators from any background or nationality to participate, meet and work together in the project “Picturing Encounters”. Everybody, who wants to share a short story related to the encounter between different lifeworlds (migration, refugee, travel experiences, encounters between generations, neighbors, human/non-human encounters etc. ) is

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Home (Heimat)* 1

Heimat /Home is a trilogy: three texts by three authors meet on our blog for three consecutive weeks and inspire each other. They all revolve around the question: What does home /Heimat mean to me? Heimat[ˈhaimaːt] Feminine noun 1) home, homeland, home town 2) habitat, biotope 3) native country, town or place Text and

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Bogotrax

Bogotrax is festival for electronic music and electronic art. Originally launched in 2003 as a small gathering of local and international creatives in Bogota, it has been held in February every year since then. Framed by a political demand for more social justice, the festival organises presentations, conferences, performances, workshops,

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Encountering Beauty: Beauty and the Norm in Berlin’s Everyday Life

By Amelie Bauer, Paul Gredig, Maysun Hijazi, Kesho-Tabitha Imadonmwinyi, Marie-Helen Jakob, Izabela Matulewicz, Jennifer Rosenberg, Arowotosuna Olaitan Smith, Elisabeth Winterer and Jodi Cheuk Tung Wong Norms of physical appearance are connected to processes of exclusion and recognition, especially within a city shaped as strongly by migration as Berlin. In this

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Ruins, Old and New

by Ana Nenadovic Trampling they push through your doors, Violently they dismantle you piece by piece, Until you are left stripped, bare. Shamefully they avert their gaze, Contemplating your nakedness only from the corner of their eyes, Forgetting you slowly. But you, you do not forget, you try to, yet

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The 2nd edition of the Encounter magazine (2020) is published! How can I get it?

Private individuals can get one issue of the Encounter magazine free of charge. The new edition is available in all locations of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district library: In the Mittelpunktbibliothek in Schöneberg, the Thomas-Dehler library, the Bezirkszentralbibliothekin Tempelhof, the Stadtteilbibliothek Lichtenrade, the Medienhaus  Marienfelde and in the mobile library bus. The magazine can also be ordered per post by sending an email with your address to: contact-english@encounter-blog.com Institutions can order several

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Arrival

A guide for newcomers to Germany – particularly from Iran. By Azam Aghalouy Aghmiyouni When arriving in Germany, there are some small details that newcomers notice in everyday life, but which often remain unexplained. Being aware of these little things can make it easier to settle in. A project in

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„Entre-deux“

Mehdi Bahmed Refugee integration, terror attacks and the rise of right-wing populism in Europe are subjects that delineate the fields of concern of this photo series. Here, I am especially concerned with the schism of the “Western” and the “Arab world”. This theme is closely connected to my own biography.

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M.A.D. Stories – Workshop

“M.A.D. Stories” A Public Anthropology Workshop  about More-than-German Encounters with the (German) Language When:  Samstag, 17. August 2019, 12:00-15.00 Uhr Where:  Mittelpunktbibliothek Schöneberg “Theodor-Heuss-Bibliothek”, Hauptstr. 40, 10827 Berlin M.A.D. Stories is a public anthropology workshop open to anyone interested in discussing more-than-German encounters with the (German) language in Berlin, elsewhere, and everywhere. If

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Picturing Encounters: a Workshop for Storytellers and Illustrators!

The workshop invites storytellers and illustrators from any background or nationality to participate, meet and work together in the project “Picturing Encounters”. Everybody, who wants to share a short story related to the encounter between different lifeworlds (migration, refugee, travel experiences, encounters between generations, neighbors, human/non-human encounters etc. ) is

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