I’m Rachel, I come from Lyon (France) and I’m a young editor who wants to discover another countries, another cultures. I find inspiration in my work through travels and experiences, but first and foremost, through human bonding.
I rely on art and share several projects with different associations. As I feel very much concerned about social inequalities, I choose to fight it by the intermediate of Cinema; but also any other form of arts.
And then I decided to join dieKunstBauStelle for 3 weeks.
I was in charge of a video workshop with refugees and german students. I Teached them the basics of editing and post-production and some rules of cinema analysis . We create short videos thogether and also shot once.
I felt like a fish in water!
Wolfgang Hauck trust me and so we suceed to create a great workshop, create a beautiful and original video.
I’ve really loved to participate to a such project, I was not only a technican; I was really involved in the whole organization.
We’ve think, we’ve created, we’changed our plans, we’ve build new ones, we didn’t give up.
Anyway, there’s just nothing you cannot do with Wolfgang and dieKunstBauStelle.
It’s an amazing structure I discovered and which I’d love to work again.
I am Christine from Northern Ireland. I have lived in Edinburgh for the last 14 years, a city known for arts and culture as a result of the Fringe Festival which brings artists and performers from every corner of the globe.
In these changing times of Brexit and talk of borders and walls on the world stage I decided that there was no better moment to travel the length and breadth of Europe… in a campervan, with my dog!
My plan is to visit 12 counties in 12 months and raise money for SOS Children’s Villages, a charity which supports the most vulnerable, and campaigns for children’s rights globally.
Workaway enables me to discover places and work with people I would otherwise never cross paths with, giving an insight into lifestyles never considered before.
Having just finished a project in Austria working on a dairy farm I was lucky enough to be accepted at dieKunstBauStelle.
The current project was a video workshop bringing together refugees and students from the local college.
I was able to learn and socialise with the group and another volunteer, Rachel, from France – “das was wunderbar”.
Translating descriptions into English for the organisations website was the role I was tasked with.
Having no former experience in this field, progress was slow to begin with.
Through the process of learning about each former and ongoing project I was able to understand the broad reach and impact this work can have. I am inspired!
Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”.
I now realise the scope and medium of doing good can be as varied as one’s imagination.
I thank you Wolfgang Hauck and Karla Schönebeck.