Radio report: Trafic in 50 years
Young people from the Mittelschule Landsberg have dealt with this future scenario, interviewed citizens and put their ideas on canvas with experts.
“With the ideas of the young people, we have reached a highly professional level. The drafts could also come from a design study course or an engineering studio,” says project manager Wolfgang Hauck of KunstBauStelle e.V. Landsberg.
What will the future be like?
and… look at it.
The exhibition is in the Mittelschule Landsberg:
Radio report Landsberg am Lech 2019
The survey is in German.
At the end of June, the two scientists from the University of Würzburg, Sabine Wolz and Tanja Wilkeneit visited us to look at a typical Tamam project day and to get an overview of what we are doing here.
The background: At the University of Würzburg, a research center was set up last November, in which a research project is carried out with the two project managers – a professor of art education and a professor of special education. “Educational conditions and effects of aesthetic education in people in socially difficult constellations (” waebi “) – this is the title of this research project, which aims to unite two target groups: young people with social disadvantages and young people with a refugee background.
“Against this background, we are looking for ten projects that deal with it,” explains Sabine Wolz. “We researched the projects on the Internet, and the KunstBauStelle was immediately noticeable to us.” In the first step, the two research associates have looked at how we work together with the young people and whether certain criteria are fulfilled – for example, that the young people can contribute their own ideas. In a second step, which will be held in a separate session, interviews will be held with the young people and the speakers.
The scientific research project is carried out nationwide. “The divisions are open to us – from music rhythm, dance, movement, improvisation, art to circus,” reports Tanja Wilkeneit. “At the same time, we are looking forward to projects that take up different fields, such as the KunstBauStelle, which combines theater, video talk and interview management.”
Tanja Wilkeneit and Sabine Scholz were satisfied with us and quite impressed with our work. They felt that the atmosphere in the team was very positive, and they were amazed at how committed the young people – whether the students of the IKG or the young refugees – are doing.
The research report will be published in writing – whether it is in book form or other writing – has not yet been established – in any case, it will also be available online. The research project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
In the context of our integration project “Tamam”, we got the idea, in a joint creative brainstorming, to investigate which phrases other countries and cultures have.
Just as for many of the fugitives our phrases certainly sound strange and incomprehensible – such as “The apple falls not far from the trunk” or “to have a heart”, of course, phrases from their homeland sound also funny to us when translated literally. We wanted to get closer to this. And first of all, of course, what do they have for proverbs and sayings and above all what do they mean? Because this is not immediately clear …
Thus we assembled, thought, and collected, and there came to us funny and thoughtful sentences:
“Someone is learning from his bag.”
“The donkey does not fall twice into a hole.”
“The dream of the devil is paradise.”
“You took a face.”
“You are like a mountain in a storm.”
“A woman fights with her mouth”.
In some phrases, you can guess the meaning, some are very similar to ours. “The donkey does not fall twice into a hole”, which was equal to each of us, means “Do not make the same mistake twice”. But what does “somebody learn from his bag” mean?
We wanted to know this from the citizens of Landsberg, have selected three phrases from Syria and Eritrea and went, equipped with microphone and recording device, into the city, in order to interview them. It quickly became clear: for the passers it was not so easy to come to a meaning and some had to think first.
For the young fugitives the interviews were great fun. It was interesting and funny for them to hear people interpret the phrases that were so clear to them. It was also nice for them to bring a part of their own culture to the Landsberg population and to share it with them.
I´m Clara from Hong Kong. I’m 30 years old and a company secretary. As I step into my thirties, I would like to explore the world and my own potentials through traveling. That’s the reason I am having a one-year working holiday in Germany. I wish to enrich myself by making friends with people from different backgrounds and encountering new experiences. Through the workayway program I found this astonishing art project in Landsberg, Germany. So in October 2016 I was one of four international volunteers.
I had never worked in the art field. I was like a piece of blank paper. On the one hand, it was hard. It appeared to me the time schedule was tight but there was too many ideas and too much work to be done. Many days we worked from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. On the other hand, it was rewarding. I was able to work with many outstanding artists and be inspired by their passions, to meet volunteers from other parts of the world and learn about their countries, to get in touch with the local community and encounter German cultures. In addition, everyone was so friendly and encouraging. I was given the opportunities to try new things and create my own designs.
The exhibition was not like any exhibition that I had visited before. It was liberal and interactive. The public was invited not only to view the exhibition but also to take part in it. They were allowed to come and go at any time they wished. They were allowed to choose the art work they would like to participate in. They were allowed to create their own designs. I was astounded by the way different individual ideas and styles formed a beautiful harmony.
I also find this project very dynamic. From brainstorming to installation, we reformed and refined constantly.
The audience was invited to alter our installations during the exhibition. We made our art work out of cardboards, in the end we destroyed our own art work and turned them into scrap cardboards for recycling. Similarly, our exhibition ended in one day, but the creativity and inspiration continue in every participant.