A picturebook about the life of the tiger and his friends

By bi'bak, 2015, Publisher bi'bak, Language German, Page count 116

The adventures of the Tiger in Berlin continue… The Tiger has invited his friends to his house in Soldiner Kiez/ Berlin-Wedding. His friends tell us why and how they came to Berlin, what are they doing here now, and what are they planning to do in the future.

In our workshop we worked on a picture book which tells the story of the Tiger and his friends. The images of “the Other” in our everyday lives was our inspiration. We dealed with the concept of exoticism as well as with stereotypes, stigmatization, orientalism and racism. The children examine product labels which use exoticizing images in their marketing campaigns. In addition to historical examples, we collected some products from the shops in our neighborhood. Found material was combined with stamps and was used for illustrating the book.

This book is part of the series Der Tiger kommt... initiated by Malve Lippmann and Can Sungu.
A project of bi'bakwerk in cooperation with the Humbolthain Elementary School and the Gesundbrunnen Elementary School. Funded by the Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelles Bildung.

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