Thursday is FFB day
Landsberg, Zdolbuniw, Istanbul: FutureFlashback or “FFB” for short, our international youth exchange project, which is supported by the EVZ Foundation as part of the MeetUP programme, and which is offered to the associations dieKunstBauStelle e. V. (Landsberg am Lech) and MultiCultural Ukraine (Charkiw; in December we will open our office in Zdolbuniw).
Yesterday there was a special online meeting – for the first time three students from Turkey were also present, Bayra, Ekin Su and Tuana from the IELEV school in Istanbul; IELEV is a prestigious public school which also runs its own kindergarten; the institution also has many contacts in Germany and other countries.
After the welcome by Wolfgang Hauck, the project manager, we all introduced ourselves and told each other about our hobbies; then we divided into groups in “breakout rooms” and exchanged information about the different project topics; in smaller groups it is easier to get to know each other better: “That was a really great experience!
Since a teacher and the project coordinator of the Istanbul school, Stephan Reischl, were also present, there was also the opportunity to get to know each other and exchange ideas on the pedagogical-collegial level.
We all experienced a lot of new things and will now think about what we can do with the new knowledge; we can already see that at the moment, beyond the FFB project, there are many opportunities to build long-term international partnerships, with Germany and even Turkey, with German being the language that unites us. Partnerships for our school and for our city.
It would be interesting to find out which contacts between Zdolbuniw and Turkey already exist or whether we are the first to try to build long-term relationships with the Bosporus?
And in 2220, what will people know about Zdolbuniv in Turkey?
In 2020 there will not yet be a Wikipedia article about Zdolbuniv in Turkish. Not yet!
A report by Martin Reuther
Project Coordinator Ukraine
Future Flashback – End of the exhibition in Landsberg
The exhibition has been dismantled since 13.11.2020 and the leaves still mark the location at the Karolinenbrücke.
Many thanks to the secondary school in Landsberg, the pupils who produced these wonderful contributions.
Many thanks to the city of Landsberg for the support with the building fences by the municipal building yard for the exhibition.
Many thanks to the support from the programme “Kultur macht stark” by the Turkish community in Germany, who made this presentation and workshop possible. This marks the end of three years and 11 extensive workshops. But it will continue in 2021!
Many thanks to all the participants and speakers who have undertaken this journey through time together.
And – the digital version of the exhibition is still available and will be expanded. Soon the contributions – virtual spaces – from Ukraine and Turkey will follow. The view into the future has only just begun.
THE DIGITAL EXHIBITION CONTINUES
Future Flashback – first German-Turkish zoom meeting
On October 6, pupils from Landsberg and Istanbul met for the first time in virtual space via Zoom.
The Turkish pupils impressed with their German language skills and gave a small insight into the everyday life of the IELEV school in Turkey.
On the German side, young people presented their school and reported on the current teaching situation caused by the corona pandemic at the secondary school in Landsberg am Lech.
The pupils’ meeting was led by Wolfgang Hauck (project manager) and Gonzalo Orce (media designer) in Landsberg and Stephan Reischl, project coordinator in Turkey, and the German teacher Pelin Demirci in Istanbul.
What unites both sides – the journey from the future to the present “Future Flashback”. It is precisely this joint project that is now to serve as a connecting bridge and encourage young people to develop their ideas across borders.
In the course of the first meeting, the individual students were able to share their own ideas that had already been developed and commonalities of the respective ideas about the future were quickly identified.
We can be curious to see what the pupils of the German-Turkish cooperation will continue to tell us about our possible future!
FINANCING GERMAN-TURKISH YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES
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Project Future Flashback – a time travel into the present is extended until November 13
There is also the possibility to get a new view of the present through the exhibition Future Flashback. The exhibition in analog and digital formats is accessible around the clock and decentralized. So take your smartphones with you, there’s something to see and hear!
A part of the exhibition can also be experienced online:
Whatever way you want to discover the view from the future to our present, we look forward to your coming and your visit!
With best regards
dieKunstBauStelle e. V.
Future Fashion 222.0
A trip to the exhibition in Munich:
“The exhibition Thierry Mugler: Couturissime presents around 150 haute couture and prêt-à-porter outfits by the visionary couturier, director, photographer, perfumer and dancer, most of which have never been exhibited before, as well as accessories, stage costumes, videos, almost unknown design drawings and archive materials. Numerous works by famous fashion photographers round off the show”.
With a group of our workshop participants we were able to visit a special exhibition.
“Cool” – the commentary by Maja. There is nothing to add to it.
A new view of the present
Project Future Flashback – a journey into the present
“And how do you see the present now?”
With our brand new project “Future Flashback” we have started a time travel into the present: From the future, from the year 2220, we travel back into the past, into the year 2020. In other words, into the present. We explore objects, everyday situations and explore life in the year 2020, which is sometimes funny and mysterious. In the year 2220, for example, people have long since been wearing implanted chips that take over all the functions that we now have to perform with our mobile phones.
Some of us think that’s really great. But others are also critical of the whole thing. And ask themselves: How much technology is actually good for me? Isn’t that something you lose as a result? Be that as it may: The project has made a difference to all of us. Namely, it made us think. And that we see the world differently somehow.
Some see the future in a rosy light, because everything is much more practical. Like Nicole. She sees the world a bit differently now, for example the thing with the implanted chips: “It would be cool if it worked like this – for example, when it comes to money: You wouldn’t lose your money so quickly if the payment was processed via the chip,” she says. Phillip also says: “After spending a month thinking about the future and inventing things yourself, you realize that some technical achievements – like a hoverbike, for example – would be more enjoyable. If I had that now, a lot of things would be easier.”
Others have a more neutral point of view. But they too now see the world from a completely different perspective. “I see the world with completely different eyes now”, says Maya. “For example, when I walk around and look at an object, I think: Nowadays this object has a certain meaning. What if in the future it has a completely different meaning?”
And still others doubt this world from the future. “I find the world better the way it is now,” Lisa says. “When everything is so perfect, it’s kind of boring, too. You have nothing to work on anymore, because everything is just there.” And her friend Paula joins her: “A perfect world is no longer great.” And yet she thinks it’s better in the year we’re in now.
Photo: Wolfgang Hauck
Photo editing: Gonzalo Orce