Dates: 17th of March 2021, 17:00-19:00 CET
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…
In the session BABEL we are going to have a look at artworks from around the world and focus on the following questions:
Check what the participants of the first session on July, 1st said about the very first event here