To us, responsibility is
CHOICE, TRUST,
POWER, COURAGE,
FEAR, CARE.
What is responsibility to you?

Responses is a digital exchange, in which a colourful group of young adults from 5 different countries deal with the topic of responsibility through creative methods.
The project is a response to the impact of the pandemic on a young generation and their opportunity for intercultural exchange and asks what responsibility means in this context. We face many interrelated crises to which there seems to be no common and sustainable response yet.
Our responses to these complex social issues shall be international, creative and inclusive. They shall be thought-provoking, fun, and flexible enough to draw on our strengths. How we express them is our own choice: language, music, dance, videography or any other artform.

Activities

Registration (until Tuesday, 20th of July):
Send us your personal association on the topic of responsibility.
You get to choose whether you want to participate in one, two, or all three workshops. Each is about one topic:

Workshop I: Saturday, 24th of July 21
11.00 – 12.00: Introduction & Preparation for RESPONSES
12.15 – 13.45: Personal Relationship to Responsibility
Responsibility seems to be an omnipresent concept. We are responsible for beloved people and ourselves, but also for the society we are living in and the planet we are living on. Let’s start our project by finding out what it means for us all personally to be responsible.  

Workshop II: Saturday, 28th of August 21
11.00 – 12.30: Responsibility for the Environment
Following on this personal session, we would like to talk about a topic, that has been associated with responsibility by nearly all participants that registered so far: the environmental crisis we are facing.

Workshop III: Saturday, 25th of September 21
11.00 – 12.30: Responsibility for Other Countries
We are an international group. Let’s share our perspectives and explore how the countries represented in our group are interrelated through responsibility.

All workshops take place on Discord, a digital platform for chats, video calls and file exchange. We will not only discuss our topics, but rather choose different creative approaches. So don’t hesitate if your English is not the best! During the whole project, language supporters are there to help. Each workshop is the beginning of a “response video”, to which you are invited to contribute:

Response Videos (your own calendar):
Person 1 creates video 1 (20 sec.) and sends it to person 2. Person 2 responds to video 1 in their video 2 and sends video 2 to person 3. Person 3 responds to video 2 and so on.

Follow-up Workshop: Saturday, 27th of November 21
See the collective response videos and follow-up on the topic.

The huge follow-up:
Have a look at SoundSteps, our live international dance and music exchange in 2022. Create a dance & music piece on the topic responsibility in a 16-day international exchange in Hamburg, Germany.