politics and contemporary history

2014 - 1914: Arts-based workshops for bilingual classes

Tuesday, 17 June 2014
Goethe-Institut Paris, 17, av. d'Iéna, 75116
German, French, English


This year is marked by the commemoration of the beginning of WW1. We would like to invite teachers and their classes to take part in two different creative workshops which, in going beyond cultural and linguistic boundaries, use languages to celebrate peace.

The aim of this day is for students to become aware of the relevance of past events to today’s world by reflecting on acceptance of one another.

1. Theatre workshops to commemorate World War I (Compagnie théâtr’action, Bordeaux).
Trilingual workshops that deal with wartime correspondance, mainly letters and postcards, led by Jürgen Genuit and Alexandra Hökenschnieder. In collaboration with the Académie de Versailles (Mme Torres, IA-IPR) they continue the work of the „5ième rencontre théâtrale en allemand“ on „Weltenwirbel-les tourbillons du monde- The maelstrom of the world“.

2. Mosaic workshops on the meaning of peace (Association Apatchworks) – Frieden: Be a piece of peace. The aim of the workshop is to bring the concept of peace and respect closer to the students by using different linguistic, artistic and cultural devices to break down barriers built on difference. It also serves as a preparation for an upcoming exhibition at the Goethe-Institut. The project is run by Apatchworks in collaboration with Bisazza Italy for the Château de Servigny of Count and Countess Arnaud de Pontac.

Timetable of events:
9am – 12am: First group of theatre workshops
9am – 12am: First group of mosaic workshops: Frieden
1.30pm – 4.30pm: Second group of mosaic workshops: Frieden (identical to previous group)
1.30pm – 4.30pm: second group of theatre workshops (identical to morning group)

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