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vis-a-vis #2 Babel

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 Art Adventure also this session takes place in three acts: 
Step 1. Inspiration by art
Step 2. Self-reflection & development of intercultural sensitivity skills
Step 3. Sharing stories and discussing in the intercultural story circles

We start our vis-a-vis Visual Intercultural Stories – Art Adventure 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:

  • 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?

Join me for this online event here

If you work as an EDUCATOR, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION EXPERT, COACH, INTERCULTURAL TRAINER or FACILITATOR the Visual Intercultural Stories Art Adventure offers you:

– Exchange with people from around the globe,

– Templates of storytelling activites applied in the sessions,

– Coaching Tools enhancing self-development,

– Inspirations on how to work with visuals that contribute to inclusive surroundings,

– Ideas on how to work with intercultural story circles,

It is the second event from the series vis-a-vis – Visual Intercultural Stories – Art Adventure – Virtual Interactive Session.

Every session is focused on three steps:
Step 1. Inspiration by art
Step 2. Sharing stories and discussing in the intercultural story circles
Step 3. Self-reflection & further development of the cultural intelligence.

I am looking forward to seeing you online. Join me for this Visual Intercultural Stories Art Adventure Register here

Every session is a gathering of people from around the world and this session, in particular, invites the exchange in different languages.

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