Best Encounters April 2020: Pınar & Sarah

Sarah: I first met Pınar at the workshop Picturing Encounters for storyteller and illustrators in July 2019 where she moved me to tears with her story of the philosopher’s stone. We discovered that we shared a passion for swing dancing and saw each other at Villa Neukölln, TTMS and Rotbart later that year.

While we are now discussing how to organize online storytelling workshops and while I am looking at the picture of how we celebrated her birthday at the launching event of our latest magazine edition, it comes to my mind that this has been a best encounter for many months!

Photo: Luiza Folegatti

Pınar: I would describe Sarah’s and my encounters as emotional sentences set in different places in Berlin:

  1. Workshop ‘Picturing Encounters’, Schöneberg: What a wholehearted woman!
  2. Beer conversation at Laidak Bar, Neukölln: Yeah, I know this feeling: We are all in the same boat in Berlin.
  3. Swing Dance Party, Tangotanzenmachtschön, Kreuzberg: It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.
  4. Workshop ‘An introduction to art of storytelling’, Schöneberg: You don’t know yet but I am so grateful to you.
  5. Magazine Launch, Lichtburgforum Wedding (Surprising birthday celebration after my performance): Oh My GOD! Is it real? Because it is so surreal!

Medienwerkstatt Encounters invites you to our Facebook Watch Party: “Kiezstories”, focusing on the topic “back to the street”, or: “which impact has Corona made in our neighbourhoods?”

2 groups set out on a search – the result are two short films which portray how places in Berlin have changed since the lockdown.

After the screening there will be an opportunity for a Q&A with the filmmakers.


Die Medienwerkstatt Encounters lädt ein zur Facebook Watch Party: „Kiezstories” mit Fokus auf „Back on the street“, oder: „Welche Spuren hat Corona in unserer Nachbarschaft hinterlassen?“

Wann: 30. Oktober 2020 um 19:30 Uhr

2 Gruppen haben sich auf die Suche begeben - entstanden sind 2 Filme, die erzählen, wie sich Orte in Berlin nach dem Lockdown verändert haben!

Nach dem Screening der Kurzfilme gibt es die Möglichkeit, Fragen zu stellen und mit den Filmemacher*innen ins Gespräch zu kommen.

Holler Box