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vis-a-vis #2 Babel

Dates: 17th of March 2021, 17:00-19:00 CET

Location: Virtual

Who is this for: Facilitators, Trainers, Coaches, Educators, Designers,

Group size: 8-12 participants

Facilitator: Joanna Sell

The Tower of Babel (Hebrew מִגְדַּל בָּבֶל‎, Migdal Bavel) in Genesis 11:1–9 symbolizes the globalized world with its multilingual inhabitants. It gives an explanation of why people struggle with communication in different languages. In this vis-a-vis session we are going to have a close-up at different artistic approaches to illustrate the linguistic diversity and focus on activities to enhance mutual understanding across cultures.

As every vis-a-vis learning journey also this session takes place in three acts. We start our vis-a-vis Visual Intercultural Storytelling event at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, to dive into the story of the Tower of Babel by Breughel the Elder. It gives an explanation of why people struggle with communication in different languages. Afterward, we are going to travel to Abu Dhabi to experience an amazing piece of art that can be visited from inside out… And eventually, we are going to land in Kuala Lumpur to see how words create worlds… 

YOUR TICKET TO THE JOURNEY

In the session BABEL we are going to have a look at artworks from around the world and focus on the following questions:

  • What are the challenges and chances of multilingualism?
  • What are the stories regarding multilingualism “depicting the world of obviousness” in different corners of the world?
  • How do words create worlds?
  • How can we enhance understanding for different cultures with focus on languages?

Check what the participants of the first session on July, 1st said about the very first event here