There are many ways to tell stories and share knowledge. In my free projects I work in cooperative, creative and associative ways. This is how my story becomes the story of others, a text inspires a painting, memories condense into a film, an interview turns into a dialogue. Many of these creative cooperations so far have emerged from the Encounters Media Workshops.
Kiezstory 10 – The Meaning of Life
2021. In the Encounters Media workshop “The Meaning of Life” we looked for connections between philosophical considerations and cinematic artistic implementation. After an introduction to philosophical thought, three groups got together, contemplated important questions of life and started filming. A short film with three chapters was created in the process. The middle part “Comenius’ garden” was created by me, Lucy Paul, Zoe Paul and Encounters Media Workshop. More information about the film can be found here.
BBC news: 30 years on: The legacy of the Berlin Wall for Germany
The project »The Berlin wall crumbled – and I smelled cake«“ led to another project, not by, but with me: 30 years on: The legacy of the Berlin Wall for Germany. BBC news/stories 2019.
/ Photo: Me on the Berlin wall (in the center) at the 10.11.1989
The Art of Studying the BureaucraTree
2019. With Alvaro Martinez/Studio Abashi. Paying tribute to my PhD supervisor Thomas Bierschenk, published on the occasion of his retirement in: A. Kolloch, C. Molter & E. Riedke (Eds.): The Art of Bureaucracy, S. 22.
/ Idea: Sarah Fichtner, Illustration: Alvaro Martinez – Studio Abashi
My Berlin: (be-)longing
2016. With Alvaro Martinez/Studio Abashi and Hussam Tumma Al-Saadi, Rawaa Azizi, Alaa Ali, Sarah Hartmann. Stories that emerged in the Sunday Café, a space for encounters between newcomers and people who have been calling Berlin their home for a longer time.
/ Illustration: Alvaro Martinez – Studio Abashi