Dresdner Nachbarschaften

This year, we will once again be out and about in several districts – more precisely: DRESDNER NACHBARSCHAFTEN. Conversations in the green, encounter cafés, workshops, district tours and much more will connect the topics of biography and neighbourhood.

Upcoming events

Screen printing workshop with Moussa Mbarek

About the project …

What exactly happens between garden fences and in stairwells? And how has living together changed over time? New things are added, old things disappear, new neighbours live next door to old residents. Almost everyone has neighbours and can spontaneously tell one or two anecdotes. In the project „Dresdner Nachbarschaften – Damals, Heute, Morgen“, the Dresden association Kultur Aktiv e.V., together with long-standing partners from various parts of the city, invites you to get to know the local people better and to rediscover initiatives and small oases just around the corner.

No matter how old, no matter where you are from, we are happy to hear from anyone who wants to tell us their story.

“We want to make people aware of the hidden things in the neighbourhood. Memories, experiences and wishes related to our neighbourhood are the focus. We want to listen and let people tell stories: What did it look like in Gorbitz 30 years ago? What reminds a newcomer in Gruna of his home in the Allgäu or the Middle East? Those who want to have something ‘in their hands’ can let off steam creatively and design their own memory book. Everyone can get involved and get to know various neighbourhood initiatives and meetings: from the community garden to the neighbourhood shop. We offer all this and more during joint district walks, storytelling cafés in the green and creative biography workshops.”

Yvonn Spauschus, project management

… and the people behind it

Nadine Wölk · workshop leader, memory books

“Do I know my neighbors? Ein, zwei, drei mit Namen. Da klingle ich auch, wenn ich beim Einkaufen etwas vergessen habe. Ob die anderen Nachbarn mich kennen? Keine Ahnung. But as far as I know myself, I’m always happy about a friendly hello. In this sense: hello dear neighbors!”

Nadine Wölk, born in 1979 in Thuringia, has lived and worked in Dresden for 20 years. She studied graphic design in Munich as well as painting and graphics. She works as a freelance graphic designer, artist and freelance lecturer.


Moussa Mbarek · workshop leader, screen printing

“In all the places I’ve lived in Dresden, unfortunately, I haven’t known my neighbors. If you weren’t born here, it’s hard to get into conversation with neighbors. Encounters are brief and everyone quickly closes the door. That was different in my old home.”

Moussa Mbarek, born in the Libyan Sahara, has lived in Dresden since 2015. Since then, he has worked as an art caster and is involved in the artistic field of migration work.


Anne Ibelings · workshop leader, memory books

“Neighborhood. I think first of all of our house community. For us, our garden is both a place of recreation and a meeting place. How lucky we are to have it.”

Anne Ibelings, born 1982, has lived and worked in Dresden since 2009. She studied communication design with a focus on illustration. She lives in Dresden as a freelance illustrator and draws for children’s and non-fiction books, among others.


Uta Rolland · moderation and documentation

“Neighborhoods can be a wonderful living network that sustains even in difficult situations.”

Uta Rolland grew up in Meissen and has lived in Dresden for ten years. As a cultural historian, she has worked in the cultural industry for many years.


Rosa Hauch · moderation and documentation

“Neighbors – live and let live, I think. In the old days, you used to go around the place in a horse-drawn carriage. “I’m the new guy. Here’s my business card, please. ” Such rituals feel quite nice, but seem out of time. A friendly “Hallo, Moin, Tach” will do. Addressing and helping each other is nice. What I find unattractive is trying to tell your neighbor how he or she should do something.”

Rosa was born in Ueckermünde and has lived in Dresden for 30 years. She works as a freelance journalist, job application coach and language teacher.


Rosa Brockelt · moderation and documentation

“I grew up in Italy, in the middle of the forest in the western Alps. It’s beautiful there, but at that time there were no other children living nearby and even the village was only accessible by car. That’s probably why in the cities I lived in – Turin, Isfahan and Dresden – neighborhood networking was always very important to me. I love running into friends and acquaintances in the neighborhood and having a quick chat with the baker, the Späti owner and the café owner.”

Rosa taught German as a foreign language, supervised prospective refugee students at the TU Dresden, and was and is active in various art and cultural projects. She draws everywhere, really.

Quotes and reports

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Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Anna Yaryga
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Anna Yaryga
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Michael Dresden
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Michael Dresden
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Michael Dresden
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Robert Lewetzky
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Robert Lewetzky
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Robert Lewetzky
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Matthias
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Matthias
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Nadja
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Nadja
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Sören Bär
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Sören Bär
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Robert Lewetzky
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Robert Lewetzky
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Robert Lewetzky
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Matthias
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Matthias
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Nadja
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Nadja
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Gießgruppe Stresemannplatz
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Gießgruppe Stresemannplatz
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Gießgruppe Stresemannplatz
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Gießgruppe Stresemannplatz
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Gießgruppe Stresemannplatz
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Gießgruppe Stresemannplatz
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Chris
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Chris
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Chris
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Peter
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Peter
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Peter
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Peter
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Peter
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Gießgruppe Stresemannplatz
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Gießgruppe Stresemannplatz
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Gießgruppe Stresemannplatz
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Gießgruppe Stresemannplatz
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Gießgruppe Stresemannplatz
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Gießgruppe Stresemannplatz
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Chris
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Chris
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Chris
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Peter
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Peter
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Peter
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Peter
Dresdner Nachbarschaften - Peter

Dresdner Nachbarschaften
Damals, Heute, Morgen / Zuhören, Erinnern und Gestalten

In our storytelling cafés and discussion groups, district tours and workshops, we want to encourage you to tell stories and develop visions.

Period
05-12.2022

Project coordination
Yvonn Spauschus (project management)
Anne Ibelings · Moussa Mbarek · Nadine Wölk (workshop leader)
Uta Rolland · Rosa Brockelt · Rosa Hauch (moderation and documentation)

Cooperation partners
JugendKunstschule Dresden · Omse e.V. · Löbtop e.V. · Quartiersmanagement Prohlis, Johannstadt and Gorbitz · Sigus e.V. · In Gruna leben e.V. · UFER-Projekte Dresden
e.V.

Supported by

The project is funded by the House of Resources Dresden+