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How to feel home (English)
Sat 13 May 2017, 10:30 – 17:30 CEST
We are more and more living in a world of shifting homes and while we do so we carry with these movements feelings such as insecurity and homesickness but also a need to change, an urge to grow, and even an ability to adapt to our new surroundings. All these can shed light or cloud the very perception of what it feels to be at ‘home’.
This workshop is a space for people with migratory backgrounds and experiences to come together, and reflect upon who we are and where we come from.
As a safe space to share experiences, the workshop will be an exchange of strategies on how to understand what just is the “feeling of home.” It is "Dear Home’s" truest aim to create an experience that helps each participant to take the feeling of home into their own hands.
The workshop is divided into two blocks of time. The first block is a place for self reflection–an exercise of digging deep within ourselves and discovering our inner-meanings of home. In the second block we collectively work on strategies, and engage in finding ways to empower the feeling of home in the people around us. Each participant will leave this safe space with a tool to continue feeling at home and empowering their neighbors to take the feeling of home into their own hands.
The facilitators of this workshop are the two Berlin residents of the "Dear Home" Collective, Elliot Silva Otero and Agnieszka Bulacik. Both these characters have found a home in Berlin through the process of creating within the "Dear Home" team.
You can find more about the work this collective does on their website.
ABOUT one-day WORKSHOPS
Sessions are limited to 16 participants and will be based at The School of Life. Snacks and drinks are included in the ticket price. The fee includes snacks, drinks and lunch.
Agnieszka Bulacik is a photographer, cultural antrophologist, trainer and facilitator. At work she connects her interests in visual culture, intercultural communication and learning as a life long process. She designs workshops, realizes photoprojects and collaborative art-social projects, necessary including there both critical thinking and fun. She cannot live without contact with art and nature. Collaborates among others with GLEN, Polish Humanitarian Action and World Peace Initiative. Is a part of home collective researching cultural meaning of home in a migrating world.
Elliot Silva is an interface designer, born in Guatemala and now living between Hamburg and Berlin, Germany. As part of the research team of the University of Arts in Kiel, he has been involved in the topics of participatory design and design research. He currently works part-time as visual designer for Human Interface Design and part-time as web and motion designer for Studio Toto, a graphic design agency co-owned by him. Other projects include directing and producing short films, co-founding an electronic music festival and being part of an artistic research project on the topic of home.
Saturday, May 13th 2017
13.30 - Welcome & drinks
15.30 - Break (with snacks and beverage)
17.30 - Workshop finishes
The School of Life Berlin
Lychener Straße 7
We offer a discount on tickets booked up to 5 weeks in advance.
We offer a discount to holders of a berlinpass, severly disabled people, apprentices and students with valid ID depending on availability. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.