Lernlabor is a Berlin-based social business that creates innovative educational, cultural and artistic projects. Through our local and international activities we foster creativity, (inter)cultural exchange and lifelong learning.
Lernlabor is a platform which unites Berlin-based educators, artists, activists, migrants, volunteers and cultural initiatives who want to make positive change in their local communities and who are interested in international cooperation and exchange.
Lernlabor is feeling motivated in Nigüelas, Spain.
2 days ago
We return from Andalusia inspired and motivated following our latest Training Course “Climb into Youth Work”.
With the support of Rocio Monteoliva Herrera and our local partners the Andalusian Mountain Federation (Federación Andaluza de Deportes de Montaña) we explored the wonderful climbing sectors around the western Sierra Nevada, met local mountain guides and pioneers of the Andalusian climbing scene, strengthened our competences in organizing climbing activities for mixed-ability groups, and developed follow-up projects with our participants and local stakeholders.
The project activities included:
- top-rope climbing workshops
- lead-climbing workshops
- setting up and cleaning anchor points
- setting up multi-pitch belay stations
- abseil training
- risk assessment
- giving and receiving feedback
- non-formal approaches to create learning outcomes
- workshops on funding and project development
A highlight of our time was a day of inter-generational climbing with the pioneers of Andalusian climbing, where we also met Javier Aguilar, the world record holder in blind lead climbing.
Thanks to our amazing participants, Rocio Monteoliva Herrera and our wonderful hosts, and to our funders JUGEND für Europa for making such activities possible.
This project was completed-funded by the European Union 🇪🇺
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2 weeks ago
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE IN RATHEN, GERMANY (05.05-17.05.2023)
We are looking to build a group of German and Danish participants (age 18-30) for Youth Exchange (05.-17. May) "Back to Nature 2.0" in Germany.
Projects aim to increase youth participation in democratic life, especially youth involvement and forming a sustainable green Europe.
- Empower young people to act as agents of change for environmental and sustainable development.
- Provide a series of participant-led workshops on the theme of youth participation in sustainable green Europe.
- Take into account the environmental impact of every policy and life decision while ensuring that young people are included in sustainable development policy-making on all levels.
- Empower participants to take part in all parts of the decision-making processes, from agenda setting to implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
Accommodation, food, and travel costs will be fully covered by the Erasmus+ program.
Participation fee: €20
Apply here: forms.gle/jwX6qA8g5zsUcrUv7
Deadline for application 24. March
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Lernlabor is feeling inspired.
3 weeks ago
We are delighted to have our local activities featured as the best practice example from Germany in the latest European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre publication.
Check out what they have to say about our local climbing group "Kletterfreunde", our cultural initiative "Cafe Bamako", and our new Choir project, "Singen3000".
"One of the clearest community impacts identified is the idea of community building, and bringing different individuals with common experiences together to form a community. This is most apparent in the work of Lernlabor. Here it can be seen that ESC projects are used as a way to foster a sense of community belonging, building bridges between participants and creating a safe space around which communities can form and interact."
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That’s so cool!!! Happy to be a part of it!🥳❤️
Lernlabor is in Lutter am Barenberge.
3 weeks ago
The magical surroundings of Lutter Castle provided the backdrop for a programme of collaborative methods and practices of care. Led by the artist Seila Fernández Arconada, the process stimulated reflections on nature, eco-social crisis, resilience, sustainability, climate change and other pressing topics.
“Germinating Futures”, our latest international training course, enabled participants to apply artistic methods and collaborative practices as practical tools for engaging with eco-social (re)balance, encouraging them to move between the experimental and experiential to germinate interactions with other kinds of knowledge, narratives, and species, and thus generating an inclusive and thoughtful dialogue to explore alternative forms of being together with artistic expressions as our vehicle.
The project was based on a number of presentations and activities named as artistic experiments including seeds creation, germinating stories; collaborative painting, sensorial photography; play as creation, collective drawing and as result of this journey some collaborative projects between participants were presented in a final exhibition.
We are grateful to all involved for their engagement, interaction and connection. A big thanks to our partners @progetto_giovani_padova, @laortiga_colectiva , @volonterski_centar_vojvodine , @ngo_logos for preparing and sending such motivated participants.
The project “Germinating Futures: Collaborative art and care for eco-social (re)balance” is co-funded by the European Union.
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Lernlabor is at Großer Garten.
1 month ago
Transcending uncertainties: Art healing for uprooting times” was the latest chapter of our Youth Participation project, Engagement Academy.
Hosted in the beautiful Großer Garten in Gerswalde, this workshop created a safe space for participants to express themselves through exploring what an art process is - and how we can use this to foster healing processes.
Over four days, we experimented with different art tools to explore emotions and inner awareness, and learning how to engage with multidisciplinary art processes in both theory and practice. A particular focus was placed on the importance of accompanying such processes with the necessary respect and care, with the awareness that exploring memories and experiences can also trigger trauma or dislocation.
This workshop was led by Seila Fernandez Arconada, who is an experienced multidisciplinary artist and researcher with an extensive international experience in art projects including work with displaced people and places in conflict.
Engagement Academy is a one-year long-term project co-funded by European Union and JUGEND für Europa under youth participation program.
The project is created and implemented by Lernlabor and our partners Logos in Poznan. The aim of Engagement Academy is is to provide participants with the skills, tools, and support structures to empower their civil society engagement and strengthen their participation in democratic life.
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