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 invited to present his or her story or to write it down. It could be a love story, funny or sad, an adventure, a family tale, about violence or loss… whatever you want to share. After sharing the story with the group, storytellers and illustrators become co-creators of a final product, which will put the story into pictures.

Illustrators are free to decide what kind of technique they would like to use. It can vary from comic to animation, including paintings or even sculptures! The idea is to translate the story of an encounter into pictures.

The final projects will be part of a touring exhibition in the public libraries of Schöneberg & Tempelhof and they will also be published on our website. Two of the projects will be chosen to be published in our printed magazine in January 2021.

Participation in this workshop is free of charge.

Workshop convenor: Alvaro Martínez (studioabashi.com)

We are happy to receive registrations until 7th of August 2020: 


Limited amount of spaces: 6 storytellers and 6 illustrators.

The Workshop takes place on three Fridays and Saturdays in August 2020, partly online and partly in tandem groups:

Friday 14th, 21st and 28th August: online or outside from 15:30-18:30. The first meeting on the 14th of August will be online.

Saturday 15th, 22nd and 29th August in two groups: one from 11:00-13:00, one from 13:30-15:30 at the meeting room of the 

Mittelpunktbibliothek Schöneberg
Hauptstr. 40
10827 Berlin

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