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BONES RISING
A Theatre Production in Namibia

BONES RISING is a project which comprises the development of a theatre production with a participatory approach as well as a multimedia performance. The primary target group are children and adolescents aged 8 to 16 years.

BONES RISING will take use of the famous Namibian folk tale »Human Bones«, in order to create an innovative and contemporary form of storytelling by using physical theatre, sound design and new media such as stills, motion visuals and participatory theatre elements.

The project is going to be implemented in Namibia (2021)  and Cameroon (2022).

urban dialogues is responsible for the set-design while also contributing to the initial research regarding the colonial remains and repercussions in Africa.

The project is supported by the International Coproduction Fund of the Goethe-Institut.

more information on project website

Game Jam
'Schools of Tomorrow'

Schools are laboratories for tomorrow’s society!
But how can they become places
where a new future emerges?
What social agents are necessary for this? 

Schools of Tomorrow is a project
initiated and co-ordinated by
the House of World Cultures Berlin
in order to artistically research
the future of schools.

In December 2020 a Game Jam
was organised by urban dialogues
in co-operation with
House of World Cultures  Berlin
and the
Evangelische Schule Berlin Zentrum. 

Due to the pandemic,
the final presentation was postponed a few times.
Now it is planned to happen in 
November 2021.

Winner of the Covid-19
Creativity Challenge Prize
in Namibia

Illustration Video contributing to the fight against the pandemic in Namibia

This video has been released on African Day, 25 May 2020.
It is reflecting the efficiency of the current struggle regarding Covid-19 in Namibia.

It is the fruitful result of the collaboration between the Namibian artist and graphic facilitator Hage Mukwendje and the storytelling by urban dialogues’ artistic director Stefan Horn.

FINAL PRESENTATION

It’s time to throw the dice! After a 72-hours Game Jam hosted at Wolwedans earlier this year, four of the participating teams are presenting theirs fully-fledged and playable results.

The Serious Games and Role Games that were created are contributing to social development in addressing matters such as climate change, inequality, global interdependence and sustainability.

Check it out right here!

Public Space and Public Art

A playful debate
moderated by Stefan Horn (urban dialogues)
in co-operation with Namibian Art Association

Graphic recordings by Hage Mukwendje

Respondents: Ndapewa Fenny Nakanyete,
Ellison Tjirera and Natache Sylvia Iilonga