First Workshop in Naples

Team Naples

The first workshop of “Redrawing the Past II: Escape and Migration in Europe” took place in Naples from April 5th to 10th, 2018. The five participating artists Lea Heinrich, Julia Kluge, Lina Itagaki, Emilie Josso, and Alice Socal spent one week at the beautiful workshop space Riot studio, which was provided by our partners, the Goethe Institute Rome and Naples.

Workshop space

Besides giving lectures on storytelling and visualisation techniques, Sascha Hommer, comic artist, and Ole Frahm, historian, presented different approaches in dealing with topics such as escape and migration in comics. The historian Michael Hein gave a comprehensive overview of movements of flight and migration during the National-Socialist period. He then reflected on selected stories involving citizens of various European countries. At this point, the artists came up with story ideas of their own, which were then discussed in the group.

Team Naples

To discover the history of the region, the whole group took a trip to a former internment camp in Campagna (province of Salerno), just 1.5 hours away from Naples. We visited the museum and were introduced to the history of the camp, located in a former monastery in a small mountain village.

Team Naples

On the last day, Sascha Hommer and Ole Frahm held single consultations with the artists, focusing on story ideas and research techniques. We also discussed the future stages of our project, including the exhibition and publication with the Latvian publisher kuš!, scheduled for spring 2019.

Team Naples

Apart from working on their projects, the workshop participants had plenty of time to discover the city, visit comic exhibitions and meet local illustrators and artists. On the last evening, the Goethe Institute organised a public event, which gave us the opportunity to present our project to the public.

Our second workshop will be held in Leipzig in the first week of July.

From Berlin to Chemnitz

After 1527 people have visited our exhibition in Berlin, it will be shown in Chemnitz for the next month. The exhibition will open on Friday, the 11th March 2016 in the AJZ Chemnitz at 6 pm. Come and visit!

If you can’t make it on the opening night the exhibition is always open from Monday to Friday from 1 – 7pm. You can make individual arrangements for groups and school classes: 0371-4498713

Address: AJZ Chemnitz, Chemnitztalstraße 54, 09114 Chemnitz, Deutschland

Nachdem 1527 Menschen unsere Ausstellung in Berlin besucht haben, wird die Ausstellung für den nächsten Monat in Chemnitz zu sehen sein. Die Ausstellungseröffnung findet am Freitag, den 11.03.2016 um 18 Uhr im AJZ Chemnitz statt. Kommt vorbei!

Wenn ihr es nicht zur Ausstellungseröffnung schafft, ist die Ausstellung immer von Montags bis Freitags, 13 – 19 Uhr geöffnet. Für Gruppen und Schulklassen können auch außerhalb dieser Zeiten Termine vereinbart werden: 0371-4498713

Adresse: AJZ Chemnitz, Chemnitztalstraße 54, 09114 Chemnitz, Deutschland