drawing: Julia von Buddenbrock
Graphic Novels from Neukölln
Graphic novel projects and an exhibition
2.18. - 25.03.2012, exhibition, Galerie im Saalbau, Karl-Marx-Straße 141, 12043 Berlin
Schools: Albert Einstein High School, Ernst Abbe High School, Karl Weise Elementary School, Alfred Nobel School, Walter Gropius School, German language course "Mothers’ Course", Volkshochschule Neukölln
"We have lived in the Berlin district of Neukölln since 2004. This is one of the liveliest districts of Berlin. Every so often, the district attracts media attention when schools have to be closed because of unruly students, fights are started in the public pool or gang wars rage. The district has since long become a favorite residence of New Berliners and is an El Dorado for rent speculators.
We are interested in the unheard, perhaps less media-effective life stories and perceptions and started a series of drawing workshops where students and young immigrants draw and write where they come from, how they live, who they are. "(Anna Faroqhi I Haim Peretz)
In grades 6 to 11 as well as in a mother course of the Volkshochschule Neukölln pupils and young women determined their life in picture stories. They tell of trips to Neukölln, of love and weddings, births, everyday school life, of tragic destinies and strange events. The trips have their beginnings in Berlin, Lebanon, Macedonia, Turkey, Latvia, Serbia, the USA, Russia, Poland, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Common to all stories is the search for what ultimately makes us what we are: appearance, age, experience, language or background, desires and longings. Simply put, THAT'S ME.
Financed by the Berlin Project Fund Cultural Education and the district office Neukölln of Berlin, Department of Culture.
Cover of brochure for exhibition