Workshop/discussion: working with interdisciplinary cultural and artistic projects
Moving Poets describes itself as an art incubator for the collaborative development of new work. They were founded in the USA in 1996 and are now also active in Berlin. Transnationality, interdisciplinarity and community consciousness are at the heart of their project.
In the workshop, we will present their project “Novilla” in Berlin Schöneweide. Novilla sees itself as an international centre for art, creativity and encounter. The name Novilla comes from Villa Hasselwerder, where this project is based. This historic location was empty in 2014 and had to be sold to international investors. But the sale was stopped at the last moment.
In the workshop we will have the opportunity to hear this story in details from the founders of Novilla and get a glimpse behind the scenes of such a project, which successfully reclaimed a forgotten piece of the city for a charitable purpose.
In the second part of the workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to develop and discuss their own ideas for projects in Moving Poets Novilla.
* Lutz Längert *
Lutz Längert is a Berlin born and based cultural worker, with a long experience in initiating, producing, and managing art and cultural projects. Since 2007, he has been a board member of the cultural association Förderband and has been taking part in the conceptualisation, grounding, development, and management of various projects, such as the festival Kunst am Spreeknie, the neighbourhood cultural project in Berlin Schöneweide, Industriesalon Schöneweide, and Network Schöneweide Kreativ. Lutz has also taken part in the advisory boards for decentralised cultural work and cultural education of the district Treptow-Köpenick.
Since 2014, he has been involved in the project Moving Poets Berlin to establish NOVILLA as a centre for art, creativity, and encounter. In 2019, Lutz founded the association MoBe Moving Poets Berlin and started his activities as association chairman, as well as curator of predominantly intercultural and interdisciplinary art and cultural projects.
The participation is free of charge and open to all.
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The workshop will take place according to the current Covid-19 related hygiene regulations.
The event is accessible for people with mobility impairments. Participants with visual impairments or blindness can be assisted.