FOCUS: International, digital workshop with students
PLACE: Landsberg am Lech, Istanbul (Turkey) and Zdolbuniw (Ukraine)
LANGUAGE: German, Turkish, English, Ukrainian
PROGRAMS: German-Turkish Youth Bridge, EVZ MeetUp! Digital
ACTIVITY: Digital youth encounters
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Wolfgang Hauck
COORDINATION TURKEY: Stephan Reischl
COORDINATION UKRAINE: Martin Reuther
CONCEPTION: Wolfgang Hauck, Stephan Reischl
WEB SITE: www.futureflashback.de
ONLINE EXHIBITION: www.futureflashback.de/vr/2220
“FUTURE FLASHBACK” is the view from the future to our present. A virtual role and thought game.
The project uses digital media as part of an international educational project. Photographs, images and texts are to provide contributions from the perspective of the future for a fictional meeting of historians, cultural studies scholars and editors in the year 2220. To this end, the young people will travel as experts 200 years into the past, to the year 2020, the year in which the “great upheaval” began. They explore everyday situations, objects and explore life in 2020.
The goals are:
- Exchange of experiences and intercultural encounters in digital formats
- Research, interpretation and creative design
- Collaborate on digital presentations
The project is a continuation of the socio-cultural and artistic projects, such as the “Landsberg Stories” project (2019). Through the change of perspective, the participating young people are instructed to work in a controversial, interdisciplinary and multimedia way. They acquire specialist knowledge, investigate and learn to reflect on their present.
As a model project, the format and methods are to be expanded in the medium and long term into other areas of cultural education and involve other institutions such as the Freie Universität Berlin.
The goal of the digital exchange project is to establish new paths and connections, which will later be continued in direct youth encounters in Germany and Turkey.
The motivating creative impulse of the project is to give young people a completely new and unexpected perspective on the challenges of our time and the current situation – shaped by the pandemic and its consequences.
What does all this do to us personally and to our society in general? This question and the concern about further developments is omnipresent in discussions. Is the cut caused by the crisis – economically, socially, culturally, personally – shaping our further actions or are we going back to the agenda?
These are not only questions of political discourse and in news broadcasts and talk shows. The lives of young people have also changed to an unprecedented and unexpected extent: Online lessons, digital homework, quarantine, “social distancing”, zoom lessons and much more.
But the uniqueness of the current situation also makes it possible to steer thinking in other directions, away from the usual paths. Through the “change of perspective and the “science fiction view” of the present – the participating young people are induced to think “outside the box”, to question normality and everyday life, and to engage in an imaginative comparison with the “world of tomorrow”.
It will be very interesting to see which ideas for our world the young people from Turkey, Ukraine and Germany will develop, especially since there are no limits to the thematic diversity of the “time travel to the present”.
The project will start in June 2020.
The results will be presented in different formats from September 2020:
Online exhibition and virtual reality
Exhibition in public space with media content via QR codes:
In Landsberg at seven locations in the city till 13th of November 2020
In Istanbul: In progress
In Zdolbuniv: In progress
- Digital exchange formats
- Workshops with speakers
- Visits to museums (technology, cultural history)
- Digital presentation
- Exhibitions in public space
Students of the secondary school Landsberg am Lech, IELEV School Istanbul and the high school in Zdolbuniw
- Wolfgang Hauck, DE
- Stephan Reischl, TR
- Gonzalo Orce, DE
- Martin Reuther, UKR
- Secondary school Landsberg am Lech: www.mittelschule-landsberg.de
- IELEV School Istanbul (Foundation School of the Istanbul Erkek Lisesi): www.ielev.k12.tr
- NGO Multicultural Ukraine MKUA: www.mkua.org.ua
FINANCING AND SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL
German-Turkish Youth Bridge
Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung Zukunft
FINANCING AND SUPPORT GERMANY
The project is supported by the program “MeinLand – Zeit für Zukunft” of the Turkish community in Germany within the framework of the federal program Kultur macht stark. Alliances for Education of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research”.
ARTICLES ABOUT THE PROJECT AND THE BLOG
The project is currently underway.
Start June 2020
End of December 2020