With the project »Comic Connection«, young inhabitants of the AWO Refugium Lichtenberg are learning about the world of comics in weekly workshops since February 2016. Starting August 2016, summer comic workshops organised by people from Berlin and international artists will be taking place. The workshops are geared towards young refugees and young residents of Berlin aged 10 to 16. The topics and applied techniques discussed in the workshops are influenced by the work of each artist – Amer Al Akel, Mina Braun, Inga Israel, Tania Al Kayyali, Sebastian Lörscher and Mawil – and developed further with the young participants. The results of the workshops will be shown in an exhibition at the Weinmeisterhaus and at the ilb-Graphic Novel Day.
AMER AL AKEL (photo: Frank Flores) born in 1987 in Damascus, studied visual communication, and has exhibited his installations, illustrations and video projects in Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria and France since 2008. He has lived in Berlin for one and a half years, and will continue his studies at the Berlin Weissensee School of Art in autumn.
Impressions of the project (photos: Ali Ghandtschi)
COMIC CONNECTIONis a project of the section Internationale Kinder- und Jugendliteratur that is part of the international literaturfestival berlin (ilb) from February 2016 till December 2016.
The weekly workshops at the AWO Refugium Lichtenberg take place in the context of the Berlin Mondiale, government-funded through the Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung Berlin. More information: Website andFacebook of the Berlin Mondiale.
The programme of the international literaturfestival berlin is funded by the Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung. More information: Website Kubinaut.