Getting to know and love people and their peculiarities ICH SO DU SO
Tall, short? Dreamy, wild? Black-haired, blonde? Slow, fast? We're all different, and that's a good thing. Because who wants to be normal? And what is actually normal?
You have already thought about these or similar questions on your own. Now it's time for the workshops and the exchange with students from the region. You will find all information about the workshop contents and much more here.
With the educational project ICH SO DU SO, we embark on a journey of discovery: In search of what makes us special, we discover that we actually have more in common than what makes us different.
The educational project takes place in the region of Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It aims to raise awareness and celebrate diversity in all its varieties among students in the region and beyond.
Students will have the opportunity to choose from a range of workshops and express their ideas of normality and difference through creating their own animated films, texts, photographs, comics, movies and shadow puppets.
The project is based on an existing non-fictional book by the artists' community Labor Ateliergemeinschaft. The book "Ich so du so - Alles super normal" features comics, many contributions from children, pictures and funny texts, all of which encourage us to look at ourselves in a new and different way.
"And they give you courage to be who you are and to let others be who they are - just normal and very special."
But what is normal? The nonfiction book “Ich so du so” comes with a Normal-O-Meter that helps measure our normalcy most precisely. Am I extremely normal? Extremely abnormal? Or rather moderately abnormal?
The curtain rises! Theatre workshop with Judith Gorgass
Together we wake up body, head and creativity. We slip into different roles and find costumes, props and character traits. We build these characters into stories and develop our own play from them, which we present to the other groups at the end.
Tell your story through film! Film workshop with Glocal Films
Did you know there's a little film studio in your phone? In this workshop, we'll use our smartphones in a cinematic and optimized way, write scripts and film narratives, learn to create a shooting schedule, and edit everything created on a mobile app. We work in teams of 2 and produce a film together to express our uniqueness and togetherness.
Dot, dot, comma, dash - smiley face in a flash! Comic workshop with Tanja Esch
In this workshop, dots and dashes come to life. We will put our stories about being normal/being different on paper in comic form. This is how embarrassing elementary school stories become superhero tales!
We let the puppets dance! Shadow theater workshop with Maria Lee
Building stages, painting puppets, and forging voices - you'll learn all this and more in the shadow theatre workshop! Let your imagination run wild and express your ideas of being normal/being different in the form of a shadow play. Nothing is too difficult, too strange or too abnormal.
Explore the topic with your pen! Writing workshop with Anja Kiel
You like to write and would like to approach the topic of being normal/being different in this way? Then the writing workshop is the right place for you.
In a small group, we will consider together what makes the topic exciting for us. Writing games and relaxed exercises will awaken our imagination and help us to write stories, poems, chats. About what? About ourselves, our dreams, our peculiarities.
Film on! Animation workshop with Julia Kapelle
Do you like to draw or do you love cartoons and comics? Then this is the right place for you! We will meet in a virtual animation studio and develop our own film ideas together. You, the filmmakers, will draw pictures as shadow silhouettes, plan the sequence of the animated film in a storyboard and then animate it online using the stop-motion method. Finally, we will add sounds and our voices to the films together.
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Our project partners
The Labor Ateliergemeinschaft is a studio collective of six graphic designers, illustrators and authors in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
Natascha Vlahovic, Jörg Mühle, Philip Waechter, Anke Kuhl, Zuni and Kirsten von Zubinski.
They have been working in this set-up for a number of years – either individually or as a group – on a broad range of projects: children’s books, illustrations for newspapers and magazines, book covers and design, book readings, workshops, exhibitions and self-initiated works.