Volunteering with the dieKunstBauStelle
We are Katharina and Vivian, and we both come from the Landsberg am Lech. We are 19 years old and graduated from high school here in the city last year. Since we wanted to do something creative and cultural nearby, we came across the association dieKunstBaustelle. There Wolfgang Hauck, the director of this organization took us in very warmly for a three-month internship. During this time we helped and worked on several projects.
Some of our tasks were writing or translating texts for the website, and we also helped prepare workshops. In addition, we also helped with the documentation for the future workshop Bahnpark by writing texts and formatting them afterward.
Layout for Documentary
Even though many of the tasks were completely new to us, it was worth the effort because we learned a lot and became familiar with new things. For example, we learned how to use new computer programs such as InDesign and Photoshop, which will certainly be very helpful for us in the future.
Our thanks go to the whole association dieKunstBaustelle for the many experiences we were able to gain!
Landsberg: The European Union supports a socio-cultural cooperation project in which the association dieKunstBauStelle takes over the realization of the digital design.
The qualification and experience of the partners from international socio-cultural work convinced the EU Commission, which is providing 200,000 euros for this purpose.
For the current working session, eight artists, social workers, and heads of social organizations came to Landsberg for four days in February.
The other locations of the funded EU project “Art No Stop” are Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. Working sessions will be held there to pool the experience of sociocultural projects in a handbook, training courses, and an online platform.
Picture 1: from left to right: Dora Fanelli (SP), Gabrielle Cagnazzo (IT), Ankie Til (NL), Ed Santman (NL), Ayelen Bursztyn (SP), Sylvia Paradiso (IT), Wolfgang Hauck (DE)
The documentation is ready!
The team of the association dieKunstBauStelle has created a comprehensive documentation from the results FUTURE WORKSHOP BAHNPARK AUGSBURG from November and December 2021. It will be presented together with Bahnpark Augsburg gGmbH in March.
In it, multimedia content such as videos, audio contributions and documents can also be accessed online via QR codes.
The 116 pages contain statements from politics, business, architecture, urban planning and culture, as well as ideas and sketches for the development of an exhibition at the Bahnpark.
On the one hand, it is about the development of a laboratory for European history, the Rundhaus Europa, on the other hand, it is also about the entire development of the Bahnpark in the new quarter.
That is why Wolfgang Hauck, initiator of the project, has also conceived the documentation as a workbook in which to continue writing, collecting notes and ideas and working on them.
The printed documentation is available
- At the Bahnpark in Augsburg
- In the office dieKunstBauStelle in Landsberg
Participants will find the documentation in their mailbox shortly.
The project “Laboratory for European History – Rundhaus Europa” and the publication were supported by Fonds Soziokultur
BOUNDLESS – THEATRE ON STILTS
SCHWERPUNKT: Darstellende Kunst, Theater
ALTERSGRUPPE: 13-18 Jahre
DURCHFÜHRUNGSORT: Dießen am Ammsee,
WORKSHOP: 15. August bis 13. September 2021
Es geht wieder los mit Stelzen!
15 Tage lang werden wir in Dießen am Ammersee einen Workshop für und mit Stelzen anbieten.
Der Titel lautet UFERLOS.
Dazu gehört dann auch ein Umzug in Dießen in der Seeanlage und später, am 18.9., auch in München
5 Tage Schnupperkurse, auch für NeueinsteigerInnen: Vermutlich 26. bis 31. August
10 Tage Intensivkurse zur Vorbereitung Aufführung und Umzug: Vermutlich 1. bis 10, September!
Bitte trag Dich ein, damit wir die Termine planen können.
Die Teilnahme ist kostenfrei!
- dieKunstBauStelle e. V.
- Die Stelzer – Theater auf Stelzen
- Gemeinde Dießen a.A., Jugendtreff / Juz Dießen
„Das Projekt UFERLOS wird unterstützt durch das Programm “tanz + theater machen stark” des Bundesverbands Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. im Rahmen des Bundesprogramms Kultur macht stark. Bündnisse für Bildung des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung.“
Municipality of Schondorf supports LandsbergHistoryApp
On the long agenda of the municipal council meeting of 24 March 2021 was the presentation of the LandsbergHistoryApp and Kultainer projects.
The presentation of the project by Wolfgang Hauck, dieKunstBauStelle, Dr. Silvia Dobler, Cultural Officer, and Anke Neudel, Events Officer of the municipality, was received and welcomed with great approval.
Silvia Dobler already presented the first topics that could be produced with the app and in the Kultainer. The skater scene in Schondorf also plays a role.
Anke Neudel has already suggested a suitable and prominent location: in the lake area.
A location that is central, popular, and easily accessible for all people of Schondorf, after all, all groups of the population should be able to meet there and have the chance to participate.
So it is not surprising that the local council unanimously decided at 21:45 to participate in the projects.
Photo: Wolfgang Hauck, meeting room of Schondorf municipal council with presentation of LandsbergHistoryApp
The equation is quite simple: A container in which culture is produced is a Kultainer. Whether something like this should also stand in Schondorf for a few weeks is something the local council will decide at its next meeting on March 24, 2021. The Kultainers are organized by the very active Landsberg-based association dieKunstBauStelle (https://diekunstbaustelle.de/project/kultainer-mobile-medienstudios-fuer-den-laendlichen-raum/). In its description, the steel workrooms are “mobile media studios for rural areas.”
Source: Schondorf Blog, retrieved March 22, 2021.
To the article Kultur+Container=Kultainer
Professional working conditions – in the middle of the village and the countryside
Article on the homepage of Deutsche Stiftung für Engagement und Ehrenamt:
Our association is called the “dieKunstBauStelle” – the name originated in 2013 from an initiative on a construction site in the middle of Landsberg am Lech. Since 2014, we have developed over 25 projects of various kinds – locally in Landsberg but also internationally. There have been projects in refugee camps in Afghanistan and on the Turkish-Syrian border. From the very beginning, we have consistently involved a wide variety of target groups, including refugees, migrants and educationally disadvantaged young people. In addition, we realize art and history projects in which we use artistic means to position ourselves in relation to history, to explore and discover it, and to develop new forms of remembrance culture.
Our projects are mainly financed by public funding and donations. The concrete implementation is made possible by the commitment of volunteers – this can be five people for small formats, and sometimes up to 500 people for larger workshops.
Providing opportunities for participation
The Corona pandemic made personal contacts and thus direct work in Landsberg am Lech impossible. Our good fortune was that we have been developing digital exhibitions and virtual spaces for many years. We are definitely pioneers in this field. Even during the lockdown in March 2020, there were people of all ages who reported to us that they had spent many hours in our digital exhibitions and on our websites for several days at a stretch. They reported back improvements and fixes as well as lots of praise. We are pleased to be able to offer people at home – some of whom were also in quarantine – a cultural experience and the opportunity to participate.
But I am aware that we can never replace personal contact with virtual formats on an equal footing. That’s why I’m very glad that we were able to realize the “Kultainer” project with the help of the German Foundation for Commitment and Volunteering. The idea behind it is actually simple: Four office containers that we set up as mobile media studios. The result is an editorial office, a graphics studio, a sound and radio studio, and a meeting room. The “Kultainers” can be transported by truck and set up at various locations. They enable professional working conditions – in the middle of the village and in the countryside. At the respective stations, they are to stand for two to three months at a time and also act as a cultural and social meeting place. In this way, we create opportunities for participation that would otherwise never exist in our region and reach people who would never come into contact with such technology without the project. In doing so, we involve both youth and seniors – and, of course, all ages in between.
Tell your story
One editorial format of our offering is called “Tell Your Story.” This is “social storytelling” in which, for example, an 80-year-old farmer’s wife discusses with a 15-year-old teenager how views and lifestyles have changed over the decades. Their dialogues are the basis for online radio features, podcasts and articles published in local media. A high degree of professionalism is very important to us. We therefore involve journalists, historians, photographers and radio editors, who assist the volunteers on site and provide them with the necessary expertise.
Important impulses from which the district will benefit for years to come
The “Kultainers” provide our association with sustainable and multifunctional equipment. They will enable us to work flexibly, decentrally and participatively in the coming years. This would not have been possible without the funding from the German Foundation for Commitment and Volunteerism; other funding sources only support the work in a project, moreover only up to 30 percent of the costs, but no investments. The new DSEE funding program has made this important contribution by providing simple, effective and efficient funding.
Due to the short timeframe for implementation and the corona-related supply bottlenecks, it was a logistical challenge for us to equip the media stations. On the other hand, we were particularly motivated by this form of recognition of volunteer work and the fact that we will benefit from it in our district for years to come. That’s why the funding and the impetus it provides are all the more valuable.
© Peter Oswald
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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Uncertain future of youth projects with the stilts
Corona times are difficult times!
The Kreisbote reports on the situation of the theatre, the Stelzer and the future of the youth projects.
Before opening of exhibition, in our office, we had a lot of
workshop with children. It was twice a week. We provide also pizza, drinks and snacks for children, to make them fully motivated. The aim of the workshop is to collect information about ‘local people about construction of new bridge’ and also collecting students’ own ideas about new bridge. In all workshops, they were happy and I think they are all great team-players.
I could not attend all of the workshops because of my German course or I attend late. Children divided into groups, we prepared microphone and recording devices for them, and they made a lot of interviews about ‘new bridge ideas for Landsberg’ with local people. The other groups stayed in the office and talked each other or played games.
Sometimes the weather was not good, sometimes it was sunny, some of the students were quite shy, some of them were brave to make interview but they are all motivated and happy in all conditions. After they completed all of the interviews, they prepared their own ideas for new bridge. They painted it on a papers that we gave, and took a little notes. The ideas of the children were too creative and some of them were really logical that made me surprised. We collected all of these paintings to prepare them for our exhibition. With all children we took a photo and distributed our exhibition’s poster to the shops in Landsberg. I helped some children to write information of their paintings in German language.
I found that the students are all great team- member and they have logical opinions about everything. Also they are all friendly and funny, sometimes they made us tired but it is normal. I had a good relationship with the students, I tried to speak with them mostly in German but when we stuck, they all have good English knowledge, we spoke in English. It improved me a lot also the pizzas were delicious.
Text by Ata Yigit Sevdi