pöpp68 - private public personal political
- participation objections anyhow
making Art with Media, A work BDoVoDk
(Ed. Nanna Lüth, Carmen Mörsch)
available at kopaed,
Munich 2005. german/englisch
382 pages, b/w, incl. illustrations.
Price: 18,80 euro
Content: This publication is a contribution
to the debate regarding the current attempts of schools in Germany to
open themselves up to collaborations with community partners.
With the context of the KuBiM pilot programme Children making
Art with Media, projects were conducted in a number of Berlin elementary,
special needs and integrated schools. Through an intensive team research
process these were then reflected upon by those participating. Both the
question concerning the potential of digital media for students with special
needs as well as the critically questioning of this labelling were central
topics in the projects. These were broken down into particular situations
an school specific questions and answered from a practical perspective.
Here the artists, elementary school students, teachers and accompanying
researchers publicize not only the results, but also want to provide inspiration,
recommendations and individual recipes for pedagogic in-school
media projects. Throughout this process, light is also shed upon the advantages
and problems related to working with external and internal school partners.
The book and the DVD are published both in German and English, in order
to facilitate a connection to the international debates e.g., about the
much further established practice of artists in schools in England.
Both data carriers are intertwined with each other and reveal their information
through the reading and cross-referencing of materials. This interdependence
of digital and analogue media mirrors the production methods which proved
themselves particularly successfully in the activities of Children
making Art with Media.