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16Friday, 16. August 2019, 19:00
Eröffnung: Opening: Exhibition at nGbK
22Sunday, 22. September 2019, 15:00
Führung: Guided tour: in the exhibition at nGbK
6Sunday, 06. October 2019, 15:00
Führung: Guided tour: in the exhibition at nGbK
20Sunday, 20. October 2019, 15:00
Führung: Guided tour: in the exhibition at nGbK
Workshop

Workshop: »House of Welcome: A fablab, a public garden and a school of the commons in Dakar, Senegal« with Marion Louisgrand Sylla, Kerstin Meyer

Wednesday, 07 August 2019 — Thursday, 08 August 2019

»House of Welcome: A fablab, a public garden and a school of the commons in Dakar, Senegal« with Marion Louisgrand Sylla, Kerstin Meyer

Adress:Nachbarschaftsakademie im Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg, Prinzenstraße 35-38, 10969 Berlin
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»House of Welcome: A fablab, a public garden and a school of the commons in Dakar, Senegal« with Marion Louisgrand Sylla, Kerstin Meyer

Workshop over two days, each time 18:00 – 20:00
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Marion Louisgrand Sylla co-founded the media art centre Keur Thiossane (House of welcome), in Dakar in 2002. Through research, residence, creation and training, it has become a place for social and artistic innovation addressing issues of citizenship, ecology and urban development. Technology and artistic practice are taken as tools for knowledge that can be appropriated by all. A space of sharing, the centre is deeply rooted in the neighbourhood while connecting with international arts, movements and groups. Regularly, events are hosted for a public that is not so used to contemporary art. In 2014, Ker Thiossane initiated a public garden in the neighbourhood, the “Garden of resistance”, and a School of the Commons. The fab lab Defko AK Niep (do it with others) is also based in the public space and links traditional practices and numerical machine.

Marion Louisgrand Sylla is the director of Kër Thiossane ((House of welcome), a media art centre with an artist-residency programme, based in Dakar (Senegal). Together with Momar François Sylla she founded this cultural and artistic place in 2002 . The aim of Kër Thiossane is the integration of multimedia in artistic practices (music, dance, theatre, and visual arts) and the culture of open access, numeric creation through computer science and communication technologies. Through research, residence, creation and training, Kër Thiossane has become a place for social and artistic innovation addressing issues of citizenship, ecology and urban development. Technology and artistic practice are taken as tools for knowledge that can be appropriated by all. A space of sharing, the centre is deeply rooted in the neighbourhood while connecting with international arts, movements and groups. Regularly, events are hosted for a public that is not so used to contemporary art. In 2014, Ker Thiossane initiated a public garden in the neighbourhood, the “Garden of resistance”, and a School of the Commons. The fab lab Defko AK Niep (do it with others) is also based in the public space and links traditional practices and numerical machine.

Kerstin Meyer is an economist who works internationally to advise on strategy and organisation in developing democratic policies. She also advises businesses in Berlin and Brandenburg on economics for the common good, initiates and participates in artistic projects and publishes the political street theatre texts of artistes debout with Mohammadou Diol and Archive Books in Dakar and Berlin. She has been active in Berlin city politics since the petition and referendum to preserve Tempelhof Field. Together with Elske Rosenfeld and Jörg Franzbecker she published “On the Constitution. Research, Documents 1989–2017” in 2017 as part of the series “Berlin Booklets on the City’s History and Present”. Kerstin Meyer is engaged in the Initiative to secure Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg for the next 99 years and, together with Marco Clausen she organized the Fact-Finding Committee on green commons at ZK/U and published „Gemeingut Grün: Ein Dauergartenvertrag für Berlin“ (ZK/U Press 2018).  

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The event is part of the project »Licht Luft Scheiße [Light Air Shit]. Perspectives on Ecology and Modernity« - a joint production of: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum der Freien Universität Berlin (BGBM), Martin-Elsaesser-Stiftung, Nachbarschaftsakademie im Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberg and neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (nGbK).

Funded by the Bauhaus heute Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin

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16Friday, 16. August 2019, 19:00
Eröffnung: Opening: Exhibition at nGbK
22Sunday, 22. September 2019, 15:00
Führung: Guided tour: in the exhibition at nGbK
6Sunday, 06. October 2019, 15:00
Führung: Guided tour: in the exhibition at nGbK
20Sunday, 20. October 2019, 15:00
Führung: Guided tour: in the exhibition at nGbK