2020 – on the move V

plans for 2020

European art- , architecture- and design project "on the move V"
Part 1: youth camp 18. – 31. July 2020  in Belarus
-Locations: Minsk and Braslaw/Kolesniki. http://kajawest.de/camp-braslaw
- groups: art students and young professional wooddesigners from Germany, Latvia and Belarus
-participants: 7 young people from Germany, 3 young people from Latvia, 7 young people from Belarus (20-25 years) + one teamleader of each group, in total 20 persons.

Part 2: youth meeting 26. – 31. December 2020 in Germany
-Locations: Münster (Western Germany)+ Berlin
-Participants: 7 young people from Germany, 3 young people from Latvia, 7 young people from Belarus (20-25 years) + one teamleader of each group, in total 20 persons.

 

 

 

 

On the move V / Part I: 18 - 31 July 2020 in Belarus

Humanitary horizon: The series of meetings "on the move" is embedded in a long-term project for the sustainable support of  the rehabilitation centre for disadvantaged children and young people in Braslav/Belarus. First steps to improve the situation of the children were already made in summer 2019.

Once again we invite to take part in a summer-camp in Braslaw-Kolesniki to continue the "social designs" - playground objects for the rehabilitation center Braslav.

 

I Social design

Project I1:  "European bridge" : a bridge element to be suspended between two piers, which is to open up further platforms
Project I2: „European houses“: small children's playhouses to be placed on the platforms of the “labyrinth” – playroom spot. For each participating country one children-house! “house Belarus”, “house Germany”, “house Latvia”……………..
Project I3. "the beaver" - a climbing play sculpture

All these and other spontaneously emerging ideas should be given priority due to the participatory dimension that all participants participate with individual co-design modules.

 

Profile of participants

1.students from Design- faculties:
- Functional Design department/Product Design:  all playobjects for the playground to enlarge the diversity of offers for the children ( exemple: “the boat”)
Interior Design ( the playground is not outside, but under a cover , connection of two parts of a building): complete concept developing the “labyrinth”-theme of the playground

2. Students of Technical schools:
- Young people, who learn professional contructing and building with wood or already work in private companies.

the "boat" -pilot project for playground-projects
the "boat" -pilot project for playground-projects

The groups from 1. and 2. are challenged to co-operate.

the spot for the playground between the columns
the spot for the playground between the columns
summer 19: experimental building performance on the spot of the future playground

II: "Refugium - escape room", the reuse of waste wood for the construction of youth tourism accommodations in Braslaw. Challenge: developing the KAJA – camp to a youth-touristic offer ! Here we invite to improve the local sitation, that participants are not forced any more to sleep in tents. On the spot – a former little village- are some former barns, which could be upcycled, so that participants may meet, work and sleep in these house. A first step to develop a low cost youth touristic offer.

Here some impressions -  one of the KAJA houses with barn and sauna directly located at the banks of the Ikasin lake

Profile of participants

1.students from Design-faculties:
- Interior Design: complete concepts developing former farm-houses to youth touristic offers
2. Students of Technical schools:

- Young people, who learn professional contructing and building with wood or already work in private companies.

The groups from 1. and 2. are challenged to co-operate.

 

 

III: Art and climate 
Testing art as a form of intercultural meeting that takes into account the differences in the participating countries in the acceptance of man-made climate change: In Germany "mainstream", in Eastern Europe often doubted and ignored.

It is important to find courageous participants who will join the global field of creative young people who are fighting for their future with new forms of protest and ideas for reducing CO2 emissions.

 

Against this horizon the topics of the workshop "Art and Climate":

poster series 
-conception of the exhibition concept and framework planning, 
-especially on the role of youth + art in education and visualisation
- the consequences of climate change with forms such as guerrilla art actions, art in demonstrations, performances of "civil disobedience" up to the crossing of borders beyond the rights of freedom, e.g. actions of "Extinction Rebellion".
- More positive, creative approaches and ideas, as in the future labs worldwide (also in Belarus and Russia ?) to limit the rise in temperature

- the own action orientation through the change - fears of the future, challenges and chances, as the participants expect for themselves.

This media workshop is to start in Belarus in summer 20 and will be continued in Berlin, in winter 2020.

 

Profile of participants

  • Students of Faculty of Audio-Visual Media Art: Visual Communication department
  • Students of Faculty of Visual Arts: Graphic Art department

 

 

 

part II in Germany -26. – 31. December 2020

creative workshops to  continue the "art and climate" -workshops started in Belarus. More infos after evaluation of part 1 in Belarus
location, where we will workonce again: sculpture studio of German Artists Union Berlin https://www.bbk-kulturwerk.de/con/kulturwerk/front_content.php?idart=210&idartlang=220&idcat=46&changelang=7

Profile of participants

  • Students of Faculty of Audio-Visual Media Art: Visual Communication department
  • Students of Faculty of Visual Arts: Graphic Art department

Excursions in Berlin:  The programme in Berlin will focus less on tourist places and more on the targeted search for places where the topic of climate change can be visibly dealt with in public space. In addition, organisations, associations and climate initiatives that have dedicated themselves to the task of organising special creative actions in this area are to be visited. 

The following initiatives have already been contacted and asked about a possible meeting at the end of 2020:

1. Upcycling future lab Berlin-Pankow: innovative meeting workshop in the context of climate protection topics. The aim is to promote exchange between newcomers and people who have been living in the neighbourhood for a longer period of time. The concept combines approaches from "Maker Spaces" ,repair cafes with environmental education and intercultural work

2. Sustainability Labs: Citizens* and initiatives that have an impact at the neighbourhood level are to be brought together in a "climathon" and networked with each other in a sustainable manner. The aim is to jointly develop innovative, sustainable and implementable solutions for climate protection at neighborhood level.

3. hikk local - climate protection active: provider of workshops, qualifications and networking activities around Reuse-Upcycling-Repair workshops, especially with a focus on the reuse of wood as a building material.

Here a bridge shall be built to the above mentioned summer project "Refugium - escape room", the reuse of waste wood for the construction of youth tourism accommodations in Braslaw. Therefore, this initiative shall already be recruited for participation and support of "on the move" - Part I in Belarus.