Encounter and movement – A vacation program for Ukrainian young people

  • by Geneviève Debien

For two weeks during the summer vacations, the URBAN NATION Museum welcomed young people who had just arrived from Ukraine at Berlin’s Lomonosov Schools. The cooperation took place within the framework of the program Stadtraum!Plus and enabled a diverse range of art, culture and sports.

Thus, the young people learned to stencil and spray independently with ImedArt. As motifs, they chose fantasy figures, flowers or even motifs from the animal world – including a bird in a cage or butterflies, sometimes with a direct reference to Ukraine. Motifs that they could then – after spraying – take with them on paper, their T-shirts or even their sweaters.

Afterwards they went on to the exhibition TALKING… & OTHER BANANA SKINS at the URBAN NATION Museum. There the visitors got insights into the individual chapters of the exhibition. There was a lot of interest and everyone wanted to have an exchange about many exhibits, among others about the artists Icy & Sot, Jaz or also the Broken Fingaz Crew.

This was followed by an introduction to the art of boxing with Isigym Bosxport Berlin e. V. Here the trainer emphasized: “Boxing is not possible without a strategic thinking. Just like in the game of chess. Because many things must be well prepared to successfully meet the opponent in the ring.” As an example, he drew on the different body sizes of two opponents. This challenge alone requires a special strategy to win.

Photo: Imed Akremi