2010 II

2010 I



Phase 1 // September-December 2009


Open workshops with people of the district who will share with us a particular craftsman skill.

In one of the workshops it is possible to learn, how to knit plastic bags like the one in the picture from Georgia.

Workshop 1
Parkis Tschanta
Saturday, October 3, 2 – 6 p.m.

Direction: Nino Kervalidze
Parkis Tschanta means „to knit plastic bags“ - in Georgian. We knit extravagant handbags out of thin plastic bags.
Photos of the workshop

Workshop 2 Küg ti bülsh hoiz ban
Saturday, October 17, 2 – 6 p.m.
Direction: Berlant Nazhueva
Küg ti bülsh hoiz ban means „to weave bracelets“ - in Chechen. We will weave bracelets with, for example, your name written on it.
Photos of the workshop

Workshop 3 Gudi Paran Bazy
Saturday, November 7, 2 – 6 p.m.
Direction: Darvishi Darvish
Gudi Paran Bazy means „to go kite-flying“ - in Persian. We will construct typical kites of Kabul and then go out to fly these kites.
Photos of the workshop

Workshop 4 Klei za hokush
Saturday, November 21, 2 – 6 p.m.
Direction: Ibragim Salimsultanov
Klei za hokush means „without glue“ - in Chechen. We will fold and pin together used boxes to create little objects, and everything without the use of glue.
Photos of the workshop

Place : < rotor > Volksgartenstraße 6a
Project direction: Gunda Bachan / Die Villa, in der wir wohnen

We ask you for advance notice by either calling the number
+43 699 17 05 16 76 or writing an e-mail at: gunda@mur.at
The participation is free.

The hidden potential of the Annenviertel residents is what is to emerge in this series of workshops. We were able to recruit four people, each of whom sharing with us a particular craftsman skill over the course of one afternoon.
The driving force behind this series of workshops is Gunda Bachan, who has been in touch with people who came to Graz - either as refugees or just as 'normal' migrants - in particular from the countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia. They often find it hard to make use of the things they've learnt in their home countries in their present cultural environment. And this is the starting point of the long-term project "Die Villa, in der wir wohnen" [The Villa We live in].
Participation in the workshop is free and all materials are available on site. Food and drink is provided in the form of freshly boiled maize, tea from the samovar and sugar coated almonds.