bi'baxchange #22


Friday, 24.11.2017 at 8pm

Whenever migration and tourism take place, it is not only the people who are travelling, but also things and objects, which are sometimes telling it’s very own stories.

Objects can represent migration history and contain detailed memories for those who had to leave all of their belongings. As souvenirs, they can help keeping the holiday in mind and furthermore reveal the  tourists’ relation to the visited countries and their imagination of authenticity. Other objects, which are part of our daily lifes in Germany, are originally “migrated” from other regions of the world.

We will talk about the mobility of objects in contexts of migration and tourism with invited experts on the topic.

In a workshop we will search for things and objects in the neighborhood, which migrated or travelled temporarily to Berlin. Later we will try to define the finds and learn their stories through written describtions. Several methods of creative writing will help approaching the objects and present them in an exhibition in bi’bak.

On friday the exhibition will be opened with a discussion on the topic of travelling objects. Our guests are Dr. Claudia Tittel from the Bauhaus University Weimar who organized an exhibition with her students on the migration of things this summer and the photographer Sima Dehgani, who will present her work Ein Stück Erinnerung (A piece of memory).

Funded by Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken aus Mitteln der BMZ