Russian-Germans: Wo beginnt die Heimat? /C чего начинается Родина/What Is The Beginning Of Motherland
New project of Anthropology4all is a series of workshops, research and exhibition with Russian Germans immigrants.
Several classes were conducted by the artist Nika Dubrovsky, social worker Vera Kravchik, artist Yana Smetanina, photographer Anastasia Khoroshilova and art therapist Olga Michaels.
We are working on a joint collective project (“Tablecloth”), memory maps. Memory maps that include records, archival materials shared by project participants, photographs of their relatives, the places where they worked and lived.
It is very important that the project is not the production of tablecloth or in fact any type of production. After all, there are already too many things that we produce. This is more the problem, then the achievement! What we are trying to do is to create a relationships and social fabric. Relations between older people, many of whom feel forgotten and alienated, relationships between artists, photographers, and social researchers and the readers of this website and our future exhibitions.
But the main thing that seems important is the joint work of artists and the participants of our workshops. These are the notes that we make together, these are the memories that remain part of the “tablecloth”.
Our tablecloth is almost 6 meters long and printed on a thick transparent tracing paper. It is easy to stick to it other materials, also printed on tracing paper. Overlaying texts, photographs, drawings and notes on top of each other, we organize a complex texture of the visual and social image.
Anastasia Khoroshilova as part of the project “Anthropology for All” and the exhibition “Where the Motherland begins?”
Portraits of members of the community of Russian Germans resettled by photographer Anastasia Khoroshilova as part of the project "Anthropology for All" and the exhibition "Where the Motherland begins?"
How I integrated the kids’ input
At the beginning of work on the A4kid book, we organise workshops for kids, in which they draw, comment and make notes in a first version of the book. An essential part of the A4Kids project is kid's works, that will became part of the next version of the book for future readers'
A workshop and conversation based on the book What is the City from the A4 teens series.
These sessions are a game and an experiment.
Participants in the workshop, based on the book "The City of the Future," will be divided into two groups. Each group will receive a large piece of paper, a giant tablecloth.
A4kids “What is Nation” in Reykjavík’s central library
Come check out the exhibition that showcases the results of a workshop for kids 9-12 years old held earlier this summer. The kids looked at the term nation and used their own imagination and critical thinking to express their thoughts and create their own utopian society.