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The voices of Young Europeans

Additionally to the posts we are publishing here, we started a new forum where we give young Europeans a space to write about debates in their countries and to discuss current European issues. Check it out:

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Among many other interesting  – and before unexperienced – challenges, our participants also took the roles of geography/history lecturers, who presented shifts in the borders of their countries as well as the reasons, causes and the consequences created by changing the borders. Our national border experts contributed to our knowledge and awareness about the meaning and influence of state borders. We realised how third-party’s (usually the war-winners) decisions about the size and shape of the losing states can cause severe consequences for the people living in territories. Nationalities changed, homes were lost, families separated… Once great and extensive multinational empires slowly shrank in the course of history and new nation states were created. People living...[Read More]

ESA = Eustory Seminar Animates: Explaining complex topics

From the moment we conceptualized the Alumni Seminar in Ronda we were planning on having Animates explaining complex topics as a final result, similar to those, produced by the Royal Society of Art (London). The idea was to make a synthesis of all relevant information the participants gained during the seminar. It was an experiment, since we had never done anything like that. And even though the technical things are really important (drawing, recording images and audio, cutting) the other dimension is much more complex: Finding the topic you want to explain, developing a concept, gathering all information necessary, thinking of images to support the information, writing a text that is both, focussed but not too simplifying, matching it with the images to develop a storyboard… After a...[Read More]