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GOAL 17 – GET TOGETHER NOW!

GOAL 17 – GET TOGETHER NOW! is a film project about the implications and opportunities of the 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) regarding the prospects for youth participation. The goals are recounted on film in 17 segments, each by a different class from Nürtingen Primary School in Kreuzberg, Berlin. All film episodes were researched, artistically developed and realised by the children involved as a contribution to their sustainability goal.

During their collaboration on the GOAL 17 – Children make the world! project in 2022, the children came up with the idea of communicating the goals as a school to other children and educators in order to envision and propagate a future world community. The children looked at questions such as: How can as many people as possible engage with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals? Why can’t we have a say, even though it is our future at stake? How can we reach a large audience? How can we make the adults, who decide our future and the health of the planet, take us seriously? 

And so came about the idea of a collective film project on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.   

The films will function as learning material – both within and beyond Nürtingen Primary School.  

The children and teachers intend to create a material box as accompanying learning material to broadcast the films and the subject matter of the 17 goals to children and adults. 

The 17 episodes will be produced over time and presented here: 

 

Goal 1: NO POVERTY – Nürtingen 23
Goal 2: Zero Hunger – WHO GETS FILTHY RICH?
Goal 5: Gender Equality – DRAWERS
Goal 6: Water and Sanitation – WATER
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities – Empathy
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities – INVESTMENTS
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production: JEANS
Goal 13: Climate Action – OUR FUTURE!
Goal 14: Life under Water – BeforeAfter
Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions – COURT

Graphics: Elis Nägele

The project was supported by: 

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Caelius Juvenilis – The Return of the Aliens

Episode I: O Quilombismo

The aliens are back at the HKW: For the exhibition O Quilombismo, the Shadow Museum is staging a performative game in the HKW. From the perspective of aliens of the species Caelius Juvenilis, it juggles with different perspectives, takes biographies of artists, members of the Shadow Museum and their family archives, as well as from further interviews. The result is an interactive game in which visitors are invited to adopt different, new perspectives, to engage with “foreign” and fictitious biographies, and to move through the game in the process. Artistic framing is provided by a spoken chorus and interactive dialogues of the aliens, documenting the research results of the Shadow Museum as a collage of fragments from interviews, archival research, literary texts, contents of the Quilombismo exhibition, etc. 

PERFORMANCE Aliens (in German language)

Making Of – How to become a good Alien (in German Language):

Artistic Research:

Further information:

https://www.hkw.de/en/programme/schattenmuseum/caelius-juvenilis-episode-i-o-quilombismo

This project was funded by:

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GOAL 17 – Children make the world!

What will the world look like in 30 years? Who decides on the measures to combat climate change? What role do money or human or children’s rights play? What would I change if I had something to say?

GOAL 17 is a project by and with two mixed 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes of the Nürtingen primary school in Kreuzberg, Berlin. As part of a creative research project, 45 children examined the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and associated global and social problems.

In the first project phase, different thematic and methodological approaches were developed in the context of an interview workshop: The students approached the 17 goals and developed questions, researched their environment, conducted interviews with experts and exchanged ideas with adults, i.e. the generations that are currently setting the agenda for their future.

The interviews became the basis of a large three week artistic play workshop, in which the children increasingly became experts themselves, imagining a possible future together. Accompanied by five artists from the fields of music, theatrical improvisation, visual arts, stage and costume design, they became curators of their own research material, designing their own visions of the future and means of involvement in it. They employed the diversity of the group and the potential this provided to understand the global situation, its power relations, its definition of knowledge and their participation with it.

Video Interview Workshop GOAL 17:

The final presentation of GOAL 17 – Children make the world! was a creative vision of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, exhibiting living and negotiation spaces, global communication structures and fictitious forms of coexistence for all citizens of the world . The children celebrated their collective proposal, presented to the public performatively and interactively as a large manifesto created by children for children and adults. 

Videodocumentation artistic play workshop

We would like to thank all interviewees for giving us their time and knowledge!

We would also like to thank our funding partners:

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Caelius Juvenilis

An Alien Encounter

As participants in the House of World Cultures (HKW-Berlin) program “All Life. An Archive Project”, in which topics such as collective memory and accessibility of knowledge were discussed, the Shadow Museum proposed an intervention that addressed the memory of the institution itself. The Youth Committee used science fiction as a framework in which new institutional questions could be discussed, with the intention of making HKW the focus. The members of the Shadow Museum regarded the HKW as a spaceship and reinvented themselves as aliens on planet Earth. In the position of the ultimate stranger, they examined life on Earth, for example on issues such as decolonization, equality and diversity, offering a critical perspective on the institution’s approach to these issues.

This interactive performance was performed five times at the House of World Cultures (HKW-Berlin), taking the film “Caelius Juvenilis – An Extraterrestrial Encounter” as its point of origin.

For more information:

https://www.hkw.de/de/programm/projekte/veranstaltung/p_218227.php?fbclid=IwAR1VhW-q4t1oWADKBajerlx9NluJdEmnIvjiVoOMk3IXr11gyHmA3-lbktI

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K36 – Kotti at second glance

Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg 36 – for some a district to give a wide berth but, for many others, a place of acceptance where culture, religion and individuality converge. The exhibition “K36 – Kotti at a second glance” shows the urban space from the perspective of young people and presents various approaches to vanquishing prejudices and getting to know ‘Kotti’. Last year, the Shadow Museum Youth Committee conducted urban research around Kotti, putting it under real scrutiny; the exhibition is like a second, closer look.

The project developed for the Berlinische Galerie was another part of the Shadow Museum ‘s programme. Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg, a challenging and stigmatised urban space, became a focus for the Shadow Museum Youth Panel which, through its on-site research, proposed an anthropological change of perspective. In the public eye, Kottbusser Tor is associated with images and discourses of social disorder. However, most residents and passers-by experience this urban space as one of permanent negotiation toward a mutual respect – a hidden social reality made apparent by the intensive dialogue between the Shadow Museum and the residents.

The result was 7 collectively developed videos, hundreds of photos that were processed into a 5x5m wall collage and a memory wall by means of which visitors could approach Kotti in an interactive way. 

More informations about the background of the exhibition K36 – Kotti on second glance.

And here you can find all videos: Alle Videos

 The exhibition “K36 – Kotti at second glance” was realised in the Berlinische Galerie in 207 m².Space for action and cooperation by:


Alisha Bronnert, Anja Scheffer, Daniel Harder, DJ B.Side, Eddie Kuchar, Elias Briller, Hüseyin Yilmaz, Jahmila Bronnert, Junis Hanafi, Karla Gangloff, Laith Azimi, Mathilda Marten, Monir El-Helwe, Moritz Scheffer, Oğuzhan Altintas, Romy Drieschner, Seraphina Lenz, Silke Ballath, Zahraa Abdul-Hamid


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Hey Siri! What is a Curator?

“Hey Siri! What is a curator?” is a test lab investigating creative freedom between museum and school. For a month, 50 children and young people examined the Berlinische Galerie from their perspective, coming to terms creatively with the collection of the Berlinische Galerie via the questions, “ What would my museum look like?”, “What would I exhibit, how and for whom?” and “How can I approach a work of art in a fun way?”

As part of this field of experimentation, they designed installations, texts, museum models, videos and performances referring to the collection of the Berlinische Galerie which were implemented and enacted both there and in the school: as an interactive exhibition in which the processes and artistic treatments were brought together.

Eight museum designs from the perspective of children and young people meet a multitude of experiments concerning the artistic approach to pieces. The experiments were summarized in the SIRIBOX.

In August 2019, the Schattenmuseum Youth Committee and sideviews were invited to exhibit the SIRIBOX experiments in the Berlinische Galerie. The exhibition opened in December 2019. At the finissage of the exhibition, those interested could receive one of forty SIRIBOXES in exchange for an idea.

The SIRI-Book

In 2020, the education department of the Berlin Biennale developed a toolkit for its mediation in a workshop with the Schattenmuseum Youth Committee, based on the SIRIBOX. Applications for the SIRIBOX are still being accepted: the best ideas on how to use the SIRIBOX are selected by the Schattenmuseum Youth Committee.

Examples / Owners of the SIRIBOX

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Where is Planet B?

Between belief in progress and appropriation of the future

Where is Planet B? is a performative symposium in the Berlinische Galerie accompanying the exhibition “Fazit” by realities:united, a group that develops projects at the junction of art and architecture. On the occasion of the planned abandonment of nuclear and coal power in Germany, the large thermal power plants are to be modified – the steam from still active power plants will rise in the form of huge rings that can be seen from afar as a symbol of a transformation reverberating through the country.

The intervention Where is Planet B? poses critical questions about social changes and the role of art: From the perspective of Generation 200X. Special guests of the performative symposium are Jan and Tim Edler from realities:united and the curator Ruth Noack.

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A Question of Perspective: An Opera

As part of the 1st Children’s Biennale of the Dresden State Art Collections schoolchildren created and performed an opera with the assistance of museum visitors. In 2018, the Archiv der Avantgarden (AdA) invited visitors to explore the question of the connection between art, design, performance and school. Schoolchildren from Dresden carried out research in the Japanese Palais in cooperation with the desarteur (Halle) and sideviews (Berlin) collectives. They dealt creatively and performatively with the “social space” and the importance of changing perspectives, from a framework formed by the ideas of Robert Filliou, Kurt Schwitters and Bruno Munari. 

A question of perspective: An opera was staged as an interactive performance in the Albertinum, Dresden in 2019.

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In German Lands

Where do I come from and where do I belong? Which group do I belong to and which not? And why? What does power and dominance mean? Accompanied by an ethnologist, a musician and a director, students from Kreuzberg went in search of social, political and family contexts and their dissonances. Voices and moods were captured in their topicality and explosiveness and honed through performance as a panopticon of the most diverse social attitudes. The Jewish Museum Berlin has adopted some elements to accompany the exhibition “A for Jewish”.

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Circle of Life

Based on the Torah mappah, a Jewish ritual object, sideviews collaborated with schoolchildren to develop a performative exhibition in the Jewish Museum Berlin on the themes of identity, community, love, gender and migration. Prompted by the questions “Who am I?” and “What aspirations do my parents have for me and how do I want to live?” the children sought their own formats for a narrative in the museum. 

The result is an interactive game of life accompanying a jointly devised pop-up exhibition. Visitors were invited to grapple with changes in perspective and anomalous biographies.

In November 2018, the game was integrated into the program accompanying the exhibition “A as in Jewish” in the Jewish Museum Berlin and also invited to the Children’s Biennale in Dresden in February 2019.