KlimaTisch

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Eine multimediale Ausstellung zum Klimawandel

Tischgespräche mit der vietnamesischen Bevölkerung

 

StartVietnam gehört zu den fünf vom Klimawandel am stärksten bedrohten Staaten der Erde. Wie es den Menschen in diesem Land ergeht und welche Ängste und Befürchtungen sie in Hinblick auf die ihre Zukunft haben, ist oft unbekannt ihre Stimmen werden in den internationalen Medien nur selten beachtet.

Im Rahmen eines internationalen Projekts zu partizipativen Medien wurden mehrere vietnamesische Journalisten-Teams in video- und fotografischen Workshops geschult. Sie dokumentierten daraufhin einen Querschnitt ihrer Bevölkerung auf dem Land, in der Stadt und an der Küste.

Um den portraitierten Personen die Möglichkeit zu geben, ihre Sorgen hinsichtlich des Klimawandels mit der Öffentlichkeit zu teilen, wurde die Ausstellung „KlimaTisch“ im Projekt “Partizipative Medien für eine klimagerechte Welt“ im Rahmen von Projektworkshops mit jugendlichen TeilnehmerInnen und unter Zusammenarbeit mit pädagogischen Fachkräften konzipiert und entwickelt.

Weitere Informationen finden sie auf der Projektwebseite. Dort finden sie auch Informationen zur Ausleihe der Ausstellung für ihre Bildungsarbeit.

Das Buch zur Ausstellung können Sie hier kostenlos downloaden oder beim Archivverbund  www.archiv3.org ausleihen.

Buch KlimaTisch Einband

 

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Diese Ausstellung wurde entwickelt im Rahmen des Projektes „KlimaTisch – Partizipative Medien für eine klimagerechte Welt“ durch die Gesellschaft für internationale Solidarität und Partnerschaft – Gespa e.V. in Kooperation mit Bildung trifft Entwicklung – Regionale Bildungsstelle Nord.

 

Gefördert durch ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung und mit Mitteln der Niedersächsischen Bingo-Umweltstiftung.

Get A Way

„Die Würde des Menschen ist unantastbar. Sie zu achten und zu schützen ist Verpflichtung aller staatlichen Gewalt.“ „Politisch Verfolgte genießen Asylrecht.“
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Roll Up Anfang web„Get A Way“ ist ein partizipatives Fotoprojekt in Südniedersachsen. Die Gesellschaft für Internationale Solidarität und Partnerschaft – Gespa e.V. realisiert innerhalb dieses Projektes Medienworkshops mit jungen Flüchtlingen und Jugendlichen aus Deutschland.

Die multimedialen Workshops sind in diesem Zusammenhang ein kooperatives Verfahren, das visuelle Dokumentation in Form von Fotografie und Erzählung verbindet: Die Teilnehmer*innen erhalten die Möglichkeit visuelle Reportagen über ihre eigene Lebenswelt zu erstellen, um Veränderungs- prozesse zu initiieren und ihre Assoziationen zum Thema Flucht und Migration in Bildsprache zu übersetzen.

 

Das veröffentlichte Buch zur Ausstellung können Sie hier kostenlos downloaden

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Mehr Informationen gibt es auf der Projektwebseite:
www.partizipativemedien.wordpress.com

 

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Hintergrund

Im Jahr 2016 beantragten 722.370 Menschen Asyl oder subsidiären Schutz in Deutschland. 36,2 Prozent von ihnen waren unter 18 Jahre alt. Flüchtlinge die ihre Heimat verlassen finden sich in einer oft fremden Kultur wieder. Gerade unbegleitete Minderjährige haben es schwer den fehlenden Familienzusammenhalt zu kompensieren. Für sie ist es wichtig, sich ein Stück Kultur ihrer Heimat auch in Deutschland zu bewahren.

Zeitvertreib und langes Warten sind für viele jugendliche Flüchtlinge Assoziationen, die sie mit ihrem Aufenthalt in Deutschland verbinden. Die Wartezeit in den Erstaufnahmelagern bis zum Entscheid über ihren Schutz- oder Asylantrag dauert oft sehr lang und fügt sich nur schlecht in die schnelllebige Welt der Jugendlichen. 2016 dauerte es durchschnittlich 7,3 Monate, bis das Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge – BAMF über einen Antrag entschieden hatte. Besonders lange dauert es bei unbegleiteten minderjährigen Flüchtlingen, die durchschnittlich 10,1 Monate auf eine Entscheidung warten mussten.

Auch die Enge in den Heimen ist für viele Flüchtlinge eine große Herausforderung. Wieviel Wohnfläche einem Flüchtling zusteht regelt dabei das jeweilige Bundesland. Die Spanne reicht von 3,1 bis 7,5 qm pro Person – oft müssen viele Flüchtlinge sogar in fensterlosen Räumen ihr Quartier beziehen.

Nach Selbstauskünften von Flüchtlingen kostet die Flucht neben der Gefahr das eigene Leben zu verlieren pro Person zwischen 4.000 und 10.000 Euro. Viele Menschen sind mehrere Wochen bis Monate unterwegs und erleiden dabei extreme Entbehrungen. Sie müssen Ausdauer und Organisationstalent unter Beweis stellen. Einige Flüchtlinge fühlen sich nach Überwindung dieser Strapazen selber als Helden. In Deutschland angekommen haben sie ihr gesamtes Geld ausgegeben und hoffen auf einen Neuanfang.

Quellen: Berliner Zeitung (23.12.2015); Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (11.01.2017); Handelsblatt (18.08.2015); Zeit online (19.08.2016)

Finanziert wird dieses Projekt durch die Niedersächsische Lotto Sport Stiftung sowie durch Bildung trifft Entwicklung / Regionale Bildungsstelle Nord.

Sweet Lime

Ansichtskarten aus Indien – Ein partizipatives Strassenprojekt

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In Indien steht Ironie hoch im Kurs, es wird gerne gelacht aber man fügt sich auch seinem Schicksal. Glück und Unglück – Süßes oder Saures liegen oft dicht beisammen.

„Sweet Lime — Ansichtskarten aus Indien“ durchleuchtet den Alltag Indiens. Diese etwas „andere“ Sicht auf ein Land ist entstanden durch ein partizipatives Fotoprojekt. Überwiegend unter prekären Verhältnissen lebende Menschen aus Südindien portraitierten dabei zusammen mit einem professionellen Fotografen ihre eigene Bevölkerung aus einem selbst-ironischen Blickwinkel. In den Workshops wurden nach Einweisung in die fotografische street-art Technik unterschiedliche Themenfelder eigenständig entwickelt, wie z.B.: Unser Land und seine Religionen; Die indische Gesellschaft; Wichtige Verhaltensregeln; Die indische Gastfreundschaft, Indische Sehenswürdigkeiten; Mobilität; Freizeit am Strand; Die Rolle der Frauen in der indischen Gesellschaft, Das Kastenwesen und weitere.

Die Teilnehmenden wählten dabei ihre zu portraitierenden Themen selber aus und begleiteten die fotografische Umsetzung mit einem Fotografen. In kleinen Vorstellungsrunden wurden die Ergebnisse auf öffentlichen Marktplätzen in Indien präsentiert.

sweet lime textDie daraus entstandene Fotoausstellung wurde in die deutsche Sprache übersetzt und kann ausgeliehen werden (Kontakt). Sie besteht aus 16 großformatigen Bildern (DinA2), die auf ausleihbaren Staffeleien ausgestellt werden können sowie 30 kleineren Bildern im Format 13×18. Die Rückseite der kleinen Bilder ist als Postkarte gestaltet und enthält Informationen zum Alltagsgeschehen in Indien. Bei Platzmangel können auch Bilder in einem Postkartenständer zur Ansicht aufbewahrt werden.

 

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Hier gibt es die ins deutsche übersetzte Gesamtbroschüre “Echt Stark” zum download

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Erosion – The Fight at the West Coast

Participatory Storytelling at the Mekong Delta in Vietnam

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The Mekong Delta (or the Nine Dragon River Delta) is a low-lying coastal region located in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the ocean through a network of distributaries. Having many natural advantages, the Delta is known to be the country’s most productive region for agriculture and aquaculture products.

During recent decades, the Mekong Delta has become more vulnerable to natural and human-caused disasters. In addition to the pressure from economic development activities, such as dam construction for hydropower plants in the upper regions of Mekong river basin, the Delta has to face the impact of storms,
floods and the other potential impacts of climate change. The Mekong Delta is among the world’s most vulnerable deltas to sea level rise.

Many areas of the Mekong Delta region are forecasted to become flooded by seawater and more intensive and frequent natural catastrophes are predicted. In the memory of many Ca Mau people, disasters such as hurricane Linda (1997), called the “fifth storm”, remain unforgettable.

Erosion along the West Coast of the Mekong Delta has been
significant and is seriously threatening communities.
Houses and farming land have been washed out, threatening the lives of the people. In efforts to stop erosion, different types of protection have been established along the shoreline of the Mekong Delta, including mangrove reforestation as an ecosystem approach to the construction of concrete dykes. However, the most coastal areas still remain non- or insufficiently protected.

The Mekong Delta (or the Nine Dragon River Delta) is a low-lying coastal region located in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches and empties into the ocean through a network of distributaries. During recent decades, the Mekong Delta has become more vulnerable to natural and human-caused disasters. In addition to the pressure from economic development activities, such as dam construction for hydropower plants in the upper regions of Mekong river basin, the Delta has to face the impact of storms, floods and the other potential impacts of climate change. The Mekong Delta is among the world’s most vulnerable deltas to sea level rise.

PanNature, a vietnamese environmental NGO, together with its partners planned to document the situation of the people living at the West Coast of the Mekong Delta. During the field trip to film the impacts of the erosion, PanNature together with ParticipatoryStory met inhabitants of Ca Mau and Kien Giang and empowered them to develop their own audio-slideshow to motivate them to tell their stories. This project also included the production of a more detailed and informative video about the situation at the Mekong Delta. This video contains three episodes, which you can find at the end of this post. Parts of this project have also been used for the multi-media exhibition on climate change “KlimaTisch“. But first, here is what the inhabitants of the Mekong Delta wanted us to know…

 

Mrs. Hua Thi The, Kien Giang province

 

Mrs. Lam Thi Diep, Kien Giang province

Climate change is becoming more and more complicated. The weather in the Mekong Delta is getting increasingly
unpredictable and extreme. As such, erosion in the western coastal areas of Ca Mau peninsula will continue to be a big
threat to the environment and to the people living in those areas.
In order to reduce future destruction, an innovative solution is needed, requiring not only massive investment from the
government but also active participation and support from the local people and international community.

Please have a look here at the more detailed video: “Erosion – Living at the coastline”.

 

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Shadows Faces

“Shadows Faces”, a participatory Storytelling project about Hanoi´s “Freelance Workers” working in the shadow economy.

Most of the Hanoian poor people do not get the chance of employment. Therefore they have to find there own buisiness. As it is part of the society, there is a lot of creativity in Hanoi to set up private buisinesses and to make at least some income. In this project, informal workers came together with vietnamese youth people interested in telling and sharing stories about the social situation in Vietnam. PariticipatoryStory ran workshops and trainings for interested participants to share the information about their success stories and their living conditions to inform decision makers about the quality and usefullness of this economy for the vietnamese society. Parts of this project have also been used for the exhibition “KlimaTisch” – Participatory Storytelling.

Mr. Tran Quyet Thanh, bottle collecturer living on a houseboat in the Red River is explaining his daily life and nighty work.

 

Mr. Duc Minh Hoang, Casual Worker and Fishermen living next to a sewage tunnel about his living condition and creativity to find casual jobs everyday.

 

Family Dong, Lotus flower farmers at the West Lake Hanoi, tells their story about poor income but beautifull living.

 

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36 Streets – Traditional Manufacturers

The last remaining manufacturer guilts at Hanoi´s Old Quarter

This project was realized to capture the last remaining traditional manufacturers in Hanoi´s Old Quarter, before they disapear beeing embettled by cheap chinese mass-product shops.

ParticipatoryStory went out, to give the manufactureres a voice enabeling them to share what they do every day, what they think is important to them or just to remind the public, that traditional manufacturers belong to Vietnam and should not be forgotten in the planning of a modern city. Examples of this work have been used to allow decision makers and other stakeholders in City planning issues to hear the manufacturers voices.

36 streets - the last remaining manufacturer guilds in Hanoi's Old QuarterThere’s an old Vietnamese saying, “Hanoi has thirty-six streets and guilds”. Inside a modern and dynamic city, there appears an antique quarter, the Hanoi’s Old Quarter – the represented eternal soul of the city where street names were given after their crafts work taking place in there.

In fact, Hanoi has of cause many more streets, but due to their long-lasti36 streets - the last remaining manufacturer guilds in Hanoi's Old Quarterng age, they are called “Old Quarter” or “36 Old Streets” remaining the most busy ones in town. Some researchers believe that the number 36 came from the 15th century when there might have been 36 guild locations, which were workshop areas, not streets. When streets were later developed, the guild names were applied to the streets. The population density in here is one of the highest in the world.

36 streets - the last remaining manufacturer guilds in Hanoi's Old QuarterThat’s why the Vietnamese government already set a plan to relocate 26.000 residents to other city quarters to reduce the population density from 823 people per hectare in 2010 to 500 people per hectare in 2020 (DTInews 8.6.2012). Also plans exist to make some parts of the old quarter a pedestrian area to minimize air pollution and to attract tourists.

82826-img_3272Located between the Lake of the Restored Sword, the Long Bien Bridge, a former city rampart, and a citadel wall, the Old Quarter came into being at the time King Ly Thai To in 1010. Up to now, it has been the oldest continuously developed area of Vietnam. In the past, as artisans moved to the capital city to do business, they gathered together in this area to share the resources. As a result, many of the streets were named after the crafts sold at that individual street. Pho Hang Bun (Vermicelli), Pho Hang Ma (Paper Product), Pho Hang Bac (Silver) or Pho Hang Dong (Metal products) and many others.36 streets - the last remaining manufacturer guilds in Hanoi's Old Quarter Although many of the streets no longer produce the items they were named for, some still remain like in the old times, where different handcraft manufactures produce and sell their goods next to each other. Nowadays, surrounded by shops, selling cheap Chinese products.

The last blacksmith

In this clip the participatory cross-over technique has been used for storytelling. Mr. Nguyen Phuong Hung – the last Blacksmith in Hanoi’s Old Quarter at  Pho Lo Ren (Blacksmith Street) and Mr. Tuan – Mechanical engineer in Hang Duong (Brass Street) are telling their stories.

Traditional herbs for medicinal use

In this clip, Ms.Trang explains about her village Ninh Hiep and the togetherness of the inhabitants producing traditional herbs for medicinal use.

Storytelling in Nam Dam

Since 2012, the international NGO Caritas Switzerland and the Vietnamese NGO PanNature, funded by Misereor, has implemented the community-based tourism project in Nam Dam
village, Quan Ba district, Ha Giang province, Vietnam.

The objective of this project was to develop a tourism model in Nam Dam as a pilot of how community-based tourism can contribute towards the improvement of local people’s lives while preserving their cultural and natural heritage.

A promotional video for attracting tourists and tour operators has been planned, using a participatory storytelling approach. With help of ParticipatoryStory, four short clips were developed by the community, in which the participants present a short portrait of their village history, culture and daily life as well as their homestays with the cross-over storytelling technique. From these short clips, different sequences have been integrated into the promotional tourism video which you can find at the end of this blog.

The Yao nationality (its great majority branch is also known as Mien) is a government classification for various minorities in China. In addition to China, Yao also live in northern Vietnam, northern Laos, Burma and Thailand. The Yao nationality or “người Dao” as spelled in Vietnamese form one of the 54 ethnic groups officially recognized by Vietnamese government.

Language & Writings
There are several distinct groups within the Dao nationality, and they speak several different languages, ranging from traditional Chinese to several dialects all over Vietnam, Lao and Thailand. Several written languages also co-exist. Nowadays, the young generation cannot read their traditional written languages anymore and many books have already been lost as they have been sold to wealthy buyers from China or Vietnam.

Mr. Ly Quoc Thang about the ancient book of Nam Dam village

History
The origins of the Dao can be traced back 2,000 years, starting in Hunan Province in China. During the Laotian Civil War in the 1960s and 70s, the Dao tribes of Laos had a good relationship with U.S. forces and were dubbed an “efficient friendly force”. This relationship caused the Laotian government to target Dao tribal groups for revenge once the war was over. This triggered further immigration into Thailand. In the last census in 2000, they numbered roughly 470,000 people in Vietnam where most of them live in the North, close to the Chinese border, like Ha Giang province. Not only because of a history of relocation, bamboo trees are of significant importance for Dao people as bamboo often grows in clusters with a strong vitality. This represents the solidarity of Dao people as well as their diligence and loyalty to their homeland.

Mr. Trieu Van Hanh about the history of Bamboo village

Culture
The men and the women of the Dao people cover their heads  with a black (Black Dao) or red (Red Dao) scarf. The traditional suit of the women is of bright colors. They also decorate their shirts with decorations made out of silver. Most Dao people depend on agriculture, but nowadays new forms of income are being generated, like pro-poor community homestay tourism. The typical houses of the Dao are rectangular, and they have structures made of wood and bamboo. Normally a Dao house has three rooms: a room and two dormitories in the lateral side. Each one of these rooms has a small oven for cooking. Traditionally, Dao people give shelter to birds by preparing birds nests in their homes – a symbol of Dao hospitality.

Mr. Ly Dai Duyen about the Dao hospitality

Rice
In Vietnam, Dao people celebrate many exciting and meaningful festivals such as Nhiang chằm đao (“Jumping Festival”) or Nhơn chung lỉnh (“Red rice, Green rice”). These festivals show the importance of rice farming in the Dao culture. According to a folk legend, in ancient times, rice would appear from the heaven
in the form of a large ball in every house. On one occasion, a lady was sweeping the floor of her house as ordered by her husband to welcome the rice ball. The large rice ball landed in the house when the lady was still sweeping and it hit the broom and then broke into many pieces. Since then people in Vietnam have had
to work hard with their hands to grow rice. The northern highlands are home to typical upland rice varieties.
In a good year, a farming family in these regions produces roughly 100 sacks of rice (each having a weight about 50kg), bringing around 35.000.000 VND or $1,600. All rice is planted, harvested, transported and dried by hand. In Vietnam, rice is called ‘white gold’ and links to the Sanskrit name ‘Dhanya’ which means: “the sustainer of the human race”.

 The community about rice production

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