Workshop: Memory Alive/Stories of Dresden Community
The workshop Memory Alive/Stories of Dresden Community, took place on October 26th, 2018 as part of the monthly programm „yOUR Community“ of the organisation “Kultur Aktiv” in cooperation with DIFO – Dresdner Institut für Fortbildung.
„After discussions with my host, we were searching for a common theme, focusing on needs of the local community and issues that resonate nowadays in the society and divides it, as well as about wishes to work on changes.”
The project „Memory Alive/Stories of Dresden Community“ consists from three activities: a workshop, an exhibition and video interviews.
Memory as a tool, as a reflection mirror of the diverse societies we live in, the different pathways for understanding.
The project idea was about sharing personal life stories in open discussions, in a creative way, understanding and getting closer to each other, open to everybody who would like to share, focusing on people with a background of escape, migration and difficult paths.
During the workshop we used non-formal methods including creative writing in cooperation with a writer Sarah Rehm, representative of “Tell your true” workshop.
With the help of creative, autobiographical writing we were searching an artistic voice for our life.
Creative writing consisted from three stages of sharing memories, starting with childhood, continuing with the question “Why leaving our home and country?”, with conclusion about the present and wishes for the future. We brought the light of the past into the present and reminded us, how our lives have changed.
The result of the workshop are short stories illustrated by the participants, presented in the exhibition.