Since 2016 we have organized several events and activities for and with refugees in Dresden in the project series yOUR Community. Now many of the former fugitives have been living in Dresden for quite some time. Even though the arrival and integration process is far from being completed, we would like to expand our circle of participants and involve more people who have either always lived here or for a long time or who migrate to Dresden without a refugee background.
Since 2016 we have organized several events and activities for and with refugees in Dresden in the project series yOUR Community. Now many of the former fugitives have been living in Dresden for quite some time. Even though the arrival and integration process is far from being completed, we would like to expand our circle of participants and involve more people who have either always lived here or for a long time or who migrate to Dresden without a refugee background. National affiliation plays a subordinate role in yOUR Community for the individual person, as does gender or age.
The three activities around which yOUR Community has developed continue to be at the centre: monthly meetings and hikes/excursions to the Dresden countryside as well as a weekly dance and gymnastics course.
In order to achieve an opening to other target groups through new, innovative formats, we would like to link yOUR Community even more strongly to the activities and projects of Kultur Aktiv e.V. - a process that we started with some success in 2018 and which we are continuing. In cooperation with the association project Vertovism, participants of yOUR Community will speak poetry in their different languages of origin within the framework of the Sound Atlas 'Poetry of the World'. Their recordings will be presented in autumn 2019 at the event 'Morphonic Lab'. This offers our project participants opportunities for cultural participation, while the result reflects the linguistic diversity of the people living in Dresden. A fifteen-week theatre club in which the participants can express their ideas and performances in free improvisation will also be new to the programme. This interaction format supports the activation of personal potentials and thus the participants' willingness to learn and integrate. The workshop will be filmed and documented. In June we will enrich the event island of Kultur Aktiv at the street festival Bunte Republik Neustadt (BRN) by creating our own stand with interactive and integrative offers for all festival visitors. In September we will again be present at the small art festival Neustadt Art Festival (NAF) and will make it possible to experience international exchange in the footsteps of Kultur Aktiv as well as to explore and overcome borders, e.g. by visiting the multicultural street festival Barevná Planeta in Ústí Nad Labem.
We cordially invite all those interested to take part in the various events.
Open for everyone and everyone - no matter whether large or small, old or young, new or old Dresdner. Be there! We are looking forward to you!
Meetings08 Mar 2019 | Kick off 2019
12 Apr 2019 | Meeting - Workshop - Sorbian Easter Eggs
24 May 2019 | Meeting - Film & Discussion "Fluch(t) oder Segen" (Migration: Curse or Blessing)
08 Jun 2019 | Meeting - Preparations for BRN
05 Jul 2019 | Meeting - Table tennis & Kubb (Viking chess)
30 Aug 2019 | Meeting - Summer party
28 Sep 2019 | Meeting - Intercultural Street Festival
* Further information will follow shortly *
Hikes24 Mar 2019 | Hike Dresdner Heide
27 Apr 2019 | Excursion to Leipzig
19 May 2019 | Hike - Saubachtal
29 Jun 2019 | Hike - Forststeig (Sächsische Schweiz)
13 Jul 2019 | Water hike - Paddling on the river Elbe
10 Aug 2019 | Hike - Schönfelder Highlands
07 Sep 2019 | Excursion - Barevnà Planeta / Ústí nad Labem (CZ)
* Further information will follow shortly *
every Tuesday, 7.00 pm
refugee dormitory K9
Katharinenstr. 9, 01099 Dresden
04.03. until 17.06., on Mondays, 6.00 pm
Kamenzer Str. 13, 01099 Dresden
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This measure is co-financed with tax revenues on the basis of the budget adopted by the members of the Saxon Landtag.
The project is supported by the funding guideline "Wir für Sachsen" of the Bürgerstiftung Sachsen.