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Peace Doves, Flower Throwers und Nefertiti with Gas Mask – a 14km Street Art Workshop

On the last weekend of June 2014 a Street Art Workshop under the title of “Against Exclusion! Transcending walls and building bridges via Street Art” took place in Berlin-Friedrichshain. It was held by 14 km in cooperation with the Egyptian El Takeiba Centre for Artistic and Cultural Development, the youth club Jugendclub Feuerwache and the beach club YAAM (both in Friedrichshain) in an endeavor of showing the young participants ranging from the age of 13 to 17 a modern and artistic way of protesting and commenting on life conditions that they might dislike or be critical of. The workshop has been a complete success as the participants received the content through an active learning methodology and supporting material; our main rationale was showing the participants how can they reject something yet be ready to express this view through art and painting. At the same time, the participants had the chance to familiarise themselves with the role of street art as a political instrument in the so-called "arabellions". The first day started at the youth club with an introduction about graffiti and its role in the Arab protest movements with examples of different graffiti paintings and stencils from the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions. It was followed by a workshop where the participants were taught by a professional graffiti artist (Pjotr Obuchoff) how to make their own stencils and try them out on wooden plates. They were working side by side and had lots of fun with the multicultural team of 14km, including members from France, Egypt, Great Britain, and Germany, and Ahmed Hassen from the El Takeiba Center in Egypt, who is visiting 14km via an Anna Lindh exchange scholarship. We finished in the evening with a nice open air barbeque at the youth club. The second day started with a joint walk along the Berlin wall, where the young participants approached the famous symbol of the German separation and the graffiti paintings of the East Side Gallery by means of a “Wall-Quiz”. On arrival, everyone was ready to finish cutting their stencils and embark on the spraying part and we had the luck to have an “authorized graffiti area” in form of a wall available for the workshop, thanks to the generosity of the YAAM beach club which is located close to the East Side Gallery of the Berlin wall. There, everyone started spraying their own stencils, tags, and even some styles, with some being positively surprised by the rewarding stencil technique which enables even the less talented ones among us to produce impressive artistic outcomes very quickly. Thus, the day ended with an extremely colorful outcome and many happy faces, and with a 14km team proud to have achieved both our artistic and intercultural aims. More photos are available on our Facebook page.   This is a project of the Local Action Plan ('Lokaler Aktionsplan') Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Arab-German “Jour Fixe” for Young Academics – Workshop: Building an NGO

“Workshop: Building an NGO” on Monday, June 30th 2014 at 7:30pm, DAFG head office, Friedrichstr. 185 (Kontorhaus, House E, 7th Floor, Berlin) We cordially invite you to participate in the workshop "Building an NGO" at the 2nd meeting of the Arab-German "Jour Fixe" for Young Academics organised by the German-Arab Friendship Association (DAFG). Dr. Anja Gebel and Helena Burgrova of 14km e.V. will share their knowledge about how to build an NGO. Both speakers are committed to the non-profit NGO since its early days, having defined its strategy, built up organisational structures, and promoted the construction of an international network to help realise co-operations and equal partnerships between North Africa/the Middle East and Europe. They have also shaped the development of the NGO's main areas of work, such as the International Volunteer Programme that encourages the exchange between Europe and North Africa/the Middle East, and or the monthly Arab Film and Discussion Series. The workshop will give insights in defining an organisation's purpose and structure, project development and event organisation, volunteer recruitment, and PR work. But most importantly, we want to take time to brainstorm, share experiences, and to work on concrete NGO ideas together with the participants of the Jour Fixe. We would be happy to meet you at the event and have you share your thoughts and ideas with us. 14km's work is mainly based on voluntary work and new faces are always welcome! The Jour Fixe is open for English-speaking students of all disciplines and universities. The event will take place in English. It starts at 19:30 and ends with a joint "Iftar" (Muslim fast-breaking dinner after sunset during Ramadan). For registration please send an e-mail to DAFG e.V.: David Kordon Desk Officer Culture, Education and Science E-Mail: Phone: +49 (0)30 2064 94 13 Fax: +49 (0)30 2064 88 89 WorkshopFlyer download and share! Facebook-Group Report about the workshop

Gegen Ausgrenzung! mit StreetArt Mauern überwinden und Brücken bauen

Möchtest du StreetArt-Techniken wie Schablonentechnik (Stencil) und Graffiti ausprobieren? Und dabei etwas über die Revolutionen in Ägypten und Tunesien erfahren, in denen Graffiti eine große Rolle spielte? Möchtest du lernen, wie man mit Graffiti die Gesellschaft verändern kann?   Dann bist du herzlich eingeladen! Was? StreetArt Workshop mit Infos zu arabischen Protestbewegungen Für wen? Jugendliche von 13 - 19 Jahren Wann? Am Wochenende 28./29. Juni (jeweils 12:00 bis 19 Uhr) Wo? Jugendclub Feuerwache (Friedrichshain) Du entwirfst deine eigene StreetArt, arbeitest zwei Tage lang mit anderen Jugendlichen und Profis zusammen und du lernst etwas über StreetArt als politisches Instrument. Abends grillen wir und tagsüber gibt es Snacks und Getränke. Preis? kostenlos! Wenn du dabeisein möchtest, melde dich bitte bald beim Jugendclub Feuerwache unter 030 / 293 479 440   - wir freuen uns auf Dich! flyer herunterladen und verteilen! StreetArt Facebook-Event   14 Kilometer e.V. veranstaltet diesen interkulturellen StreetArt-Workshop in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Jugendclub Feuerwache in Berlin-Friedrichshain und dem El-Takeiba Center for Artistic and Cultural Development in Ägypten. Weitere Partner sind Pjotr Obuchoff als StreetArtist und der KULT. Verein für Jugendkultur e.V., der das Yaam in Friedrichshain betreibt. Das Projekt wird im Rahmen des lokalen Aktionsplans Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg gefördert. Dies ist ein Projekt des Lokalen Aktionsplans Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg