The project Treffpunkt ostZONE. Remember and shape enables people with and without a migration background to engage in an intergenerational exchange about life during the GDR era and to deal with their own biography.
About the project
Some of the contract workers, trainees and students who arrived during the GDR era experienced the fall of the Wall and are now living in Dresden in the second and third generation. In the project Treffpunkt ostZONE, participants from these groups together with people who have moved to Dresden since the fall of the Wall in 1989 and since 2015, as well as with residents of Dresden without a migration background, will engage in a multifaceted exchange process about the past and the present. They will be supported by artists and experts.
In biography workshops, nine artists work with the participants to create a “tangible” version of their own experiences. In this way, their experiences become visible, not only for themselves, but also for society in Dresden. During district walks, the then and now favorite corners of one’s own neighborhood are shown; contemporary witnesses and artists support this visualization. In market cafés, people talk loosely about certain aspects of life, such as “Tailoring and Sewing: GDR – Today,” and contemporary witnesses and experts meet in podium discussions. Here, too, artists encourage the visible expression of what is being said.
Remembering, being heard and shaping conveys an appreciation for every biography and thus sustainably strengthens social cohesion in Dresden.
Gorbitz18.06.2021 | 12:00 Market café in Gorbitz
18.06.2021 | 15:00 District walk in Gorbitz
19.06.2021 | 10:00 Biography art workshop in Gorbitz (part 1)
26.06.2021 | 10:00 Biography art workshop in Gorbitz (part 2)
Johannstadt02.07.2021 | 12:00 Market café in Johannstadt
02.07.2021 | 15:00 District walk in Johannstadt
03.07.2021 | 11:00 Podium discussion in Johannstadt
10.07.2021 | 10:00 Biography Art Workshop in Johannstadt (Part 1)
17.07.2021 | 10:00 Biography Art Workshop in Johannstadt (Part 2)
10.09.2021 | 12:00 Market Café in Neustadt
10.09.2021 | 15:00 District Walk in Neustadt
11.09.2021 | 11:00 Podium Discussion in Prohlis
18.09.2021 | 10:00 Biography-Artworkshop in Prohlis (Part 1)
25.09.2021 | 10:00 Biography-Artworkshop in Prohlis (Part 2)
01.10.2021 | 12:00 Market Café in Südvorstadt
01.10.2021 | 15:00 District Walk in Südvorstadt
02.10.2021 | 10:00 Biography-Artworkshop in Südvorstadt (Part 1)
02.10.2021 | 10:00 Biography-Artworkshop in the Südvorstadt (Part 2)
22.10.2021 | 12:00 Market Café in Altstadt
22.10.2021 | 15:00 District Walk in Altstadt
23.10.2021 | 11:00 Podium discussion in Altstadt
23.10.2021 | 14:00 Craft Day
20.11.2021 | 14:00 Final Event
Treffpunkt ostZONE. Remember and shape
The project enables people with and without a migration background to exchange information about life during the GDR era across generations and to deal with their own biographies.
Dr. Verena Böll (Project management)
Elena Pagel (Artistic management)
Dresden artists as well as contemporary witnesses and experts
MEDEA International – FMGZ MEDEA e.V.
Johannstädter Kulturtreff e.V.
Prohlis ist bunt
Deutsch-Vietnamesischer Kulturverein-Dresden e.V.
riesa efau. Kulturforum Dresden e.V.
Frauenstadtarchiv / FrauenBildungsHaus Dresden e.V.
Gedenkstätte Bautzner Straße Dresden / Erkenntnis durch Erinnerung e.V.
Städtische Bibliotheken Dresden
Volkshochschule Dresden e.V.
The project is supported by the House of Resources Dresden