Histoire de Savoir(s) is a non gouvernemental organization acting in the field of non formal education. Our projects aim to promote intercultural exchanges and collective artistic creation. We are acting at the European, regional and local level for a better mutual understanding and healthy society.
French-German project | Movie | 2012-2015
Questioning our memory of the Holocaust in Europe, using the specific case of today’s Ukraine.
Born in 2012, the project Re-Mind. Following the Memory of the Shoah in Ukraine, has been launched by Histoire de Savoir(s) in the straight continuity of its project Shalom Ukraïna. It gathered a team of 10 young Europeans from Germany, France, the Netherlands and Ukraine. The goal was to create an interactive and intercultural pedagogical tool, for young Europeans, in order to lead them to question their own memory of the Holocaust.
After several working sessions (photos available here), the team went around Ukraine to discover, investigate, interrogate and film traces of the Shoah in Ukraine, with one question as common thread: “What is memory?”
Faithful to the working methods of the association, the short documentary made (20mn), is a true collective and intercultural creation, which production could not have been possible without each’s skills and complementarity (theoretical and scientific, linguistic and cultural, digital and technical…). Hence, this project is fully embedded in popular education through learning, transferable skills and know-how, which existed amongst participants, professionals, and historians involved.
By conveying the movie, their discoveries can be transmitted to the public, as well as their own understanding of the subject, their own vision of memory in general, and especially the memory of the Holocaust through the complex case of Ukraine. It is a real civic involvement, aiming at decrying the barbaric nature of Nazi crimes, and questioning our relationship, as youngsters, to this marking event of the 20th Century; it also represents an involvement to share several values: the respect of the other, of living together and peace.
The movie is duty-free, made available for everyone, with the single condition to respect the spirit and values promoted by its creators. For French or German version, contact us directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
European training course Ι Promote mobility through photo, video, graphical arts Ι March 2017 Ι Marchiennes
The european training course Stand Up for Your Mobility was held in Marchiennes on the 18th to the 26th of March 2017. The principal theme was to promote mobility, to discuss about it and to express it through diverses (photography, video and graphical art)
30 participants were involved in this training course (You want me to tell you where they are from? Seriously? Sooooo: Germany, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Estonia, Romania, Greece and two french guys that were here as decoration. Happy now?)
OK but concretly what’s about it? So the first days were dedicated to ice-breaking games and other stuff that help us to know each other. In the following days we then had really intense linguistic exchange.
But what about work? Relax! I was going to talk about it.
On Sunday, in the morning was introduced the program for the week. In the afternoon we had to write on two separates post-it what is mobility for us. Then we had to gather with those who wrote the same things than us. The group we made would be the same for the rest of the week.
So the afternoon we worked on the definition of Mobility ( and yes if you ask, some of them mad a song.)
On monday, a community manager explain us what’s the main point of a community manager, and how to create a project. When he ended his speech it was or turn to work and to plan our project.
Do I have to talk about evening? Music and drinking should be enough.
Tuesday morning we could start our project concretly. The trainers explained us how to process in video, photo, and graphical art. And this until Thursday morning where we present our project to everybody.
Friday morning we went to the Youth Hostel Stephane Hessel in Lille at 10a.m. The bus drove us to the hostel where the participants put their luggages and have a walk in the city of Lille. What about me? Siesta time!
The next morning (after an evening of party or sleeping) we had to settle the exhibition in the hostel.
In general the exhibition happened well (in my point of view at least) and the participants had the opportunity to discuss about what they did with the spectators. By the way the exhibition is still running and the link available at the bottom.
Once the exhibition ended it was time for the evaluation.
After all of this, we went to eat a pizza in a place not far from the youth hostel for the last evening. Once there, we figured that there were some communication issues (apparently they expect to see us on friday, not on saturday…) But we manage to eat.
We delivered the Youthpass (Erasmus + diploma) there. And as a bonus the participants get a pack of sweets. Nice huh?
And the evening ends, people were tired, some had to go home.
But we will see each other anyway, unfortunately for you, I’ll be worst. Hahahahah!
Hugo – Civilian service
Exhibition created by the participants :
Trainers : Videomaker – Claire Jeandroz – Les Films des Deux Mains / Photographer – Pauline Ozon
CHANGING THE LUGGAGE
Estefania Maria Anaya Pareja (Spain) – Valentina Buzuk (Croatia) – Laur-Mihai Amanolesei (Romania)
Learning through an informal way of education like mobility is a special journey where a person goes through personal and professional change. This story is about a teacher who discovers the mobility as a form of non-formal education. Soon enough he decides to engage in a project and organize a trip. Through cultural exchange, he learns how to respect and appreciate different traditions, values, religions, ideas and behaviour. After the mobility, he is still the same person from the outside, but from the inside he changed his outlook towards the world. He sees the world through different glasses. Mobility brought him many unforgettable friendships and now he will promote mobility to his students.
Photo – Studio
1/ Formal education
5 / Change of perception
6 / A new beginning
MOBILITY VS STEREOTYPES
Karolina Povilaityté (Lithuania) – Davide Cinotti (Italy) – Viktor Sestakov (Estonia) – Simonas Dragunas (Lithuania) – with the help of all the other volunteers…
This European map was designed by volunteers from ten different European countries. We made the choice to represent only countries of participants, using imaginary and unusual borders, inviting you to break borders of stereotypes which are shown in the pictures. The photography serial is about strong prejudices we have about our cultures. The map will help to break those clichés that European people have for themselves and for their neighbours.
This map is an invitation to mobility, to meet each other and to go further beyond stereotypes! Another way to break borders.
So now, let’s be active!
Match one picture with each country. Done? Ok, now let’s open the map, open borders and find a new way to see these countries!
Photo – Studio
Graphic arts – Mapping / symbols
CULTUREALITY – “FRIENDSHIP between CULTURES can be REALITY”
Raluca Barsan (Romania) – Katerina Konstantinidou (Greece) – Antonio Ponce Hevilla (Spain) – Hugo Triffault (France) – Silvia De Nicolo (Italy)
Our team developed a storytelling video that highlights the main key words we consider the most suggestive for describing the intercultural concept. So, we are talking about open-mindness, respect, exploration, tolerance and friendship.
Thinking about mobility, intercultural communication means a deep understanding and respect for all other cultures.
The video shows the flashback of a youngster coming back home from a mobility training experience that he really enjoyed.
Video – Fiction
MOVE YOUR ASS
Fenia Xenou (Greece) – Antonina Krjukova (Estonia) – Zuzana Nerudova (Czech Republic) – Julia Dem (Estonia)
We want to promote the fact that mobility starts from ourselves and by empowerment and active citizenship. Next comes our contribution to our communities, where small moves can make a big impact in society.
Video – Fiction
——————————————————————————————————Video realized in the frame of an European Training Course (Erasmus +), called “Stand Up For Your Mobility” organized by Histoire de Savoirs, in March 2017 in Marchiennes (France – 59). The aim of the training was to promote and provide tools to promote the European mobility and free movement. Here is the abstract of the work done during the video workshops by the European participants, supervised by Claire – Les Films des Deux Mains.
BE LIKE ANNA!
Jonatan Gomez Granados (Spain) – Chiara Pivanti (Italy) – Katerina Jandova (Czech Republic) – Alina Fenn (Germany)
Our work speaks about European Mobility. That’s an opportunity for us to Go Abroad, to Live, to work, to study and improve ourselves. We used the technique of “Draw my Life”, a fast-motion video of the author drawing illustrations, to describe the story of Anna, a girl that takes the opportunity. The objective of this project is to positively influence and encourage people to take the opportunity, so…
…. Be like Anna!
Video – Draw my life.
Histoire de Savoir(s) invites you to discover an exhibition (photo, video, graphic arts) created by 30 youth coming from 10 European countries (Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Czeck Republic, Estonia, Romania, Croatia, France) to promote the European Mobility and free movement in Europe.
Exhibition will take place from the 25th of March to the 18th of April 2017 in the Youth Hostel (FUAJ) – Maison Stéphane Hessel (235 rue Paul Painlevé – Lille)
An opening and meeting to share and exchange will take place on Saturday, the 25th of March, at 17.00 (5.00PM).
Come to meet and exchange with us about the importance of free movement and European mobility !
Exhibition organised by Histoire De Savoirs Ngo, in the frame of the Erasmus + Program with the Agence Erasmus+ France Jeunesse & Sport and in collaboration with Auberge de Jeunesse HI Lille.