Broadcast–Van in Berlin

A project by Paradise–Park–
University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf
with Prof.* Anja Vormann

Interviews with the Broadcast-Van in Berlin on the occasion of 1700 years of Jewish life in Germany.

On the occasion of the anniversary year "1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany", students from the University of Europe Berlin, the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf and the Bezalel University Jerusalem worked together to explore, discuss and present the diversity of Jewish life in Germany through artistic and dialogical formats. The field of work is as diverse as the students involved in the project, their Jewish partners and guests. Together they explored their everyday life, values, routines, interests, family life, celebrations and much more – this subjectively, amicably, partly beyond language with artistic means such as photography, film, installation, AR environments and performances. The aim of the project is to break down stereotypes and entrenched narratives and to make communication richer, more open and more free of prejudice, in order to find further points of contact for future joint living and working.

One of the joint work formats is an interview project carried out with the "Paradise-Park-" broadcast van of the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf. The broadcast van wanders from place to place, positioning itself in places where Jewish culture and history are evident, where people interested in Jewish life meet. German-Jewish conversation couples exchange stories and life plans and talk about their individual and specific experiences of Jewish life in Germany. The first stations were the Feld Fünf Gallery opposite the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the gallery of the University of Europe for Applied Sciences in Berlin. The result is an archive of video portraits that grows and migrates, changing over places and time.

The broadcast van Paradise-Park- is a mobile urban laboratory, part of the AV Media department (Prof. Anja Vormann) of the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf and was approved by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, as a learning and research laboratory in public space. (Projects in public space: https://paradise-park.de/category/public-research/)