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iJuLa – intersectional YouthLabs in Cologne

Creating new spaces through art: For a diverse and inclusive Cologne for all of us. From 2020 to 2024 the iJuLa-project, the first PopUp-Creative space opened in Herthastraße in Cologne Zollstock in July 2021

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#RRXP – The ROOTS & ROUTES Experience

Artists from 6 to 10 countries. Two weeks of developing ideas, music, scenes together. A joint transdisciplinary production. Get involved!

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RRCGN Baltrum projects

Each year in November, we travel to the North Sea island of Baltrum with young artists from several countries. Between dunes, storms and sandy beaches, exciting artistic projects are created in small groups.

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Creation Potluck

The project “Sci-Fi: Self Care Interaction For community Intelligence” has 30 people from 6 participating countries come together in larissa, greece to work on an international artistic project and empower each other, reflect their positions in global structures and experiment on an artistic level.

Multiple people sitting on a beach in Greece, behind them; the waves crash.

Sci-Fi 22

The project “Sci-Fi: Self Care Interaction For community Intelligence” has 30 people from 6 participating countries come together in larissa, greece to work on an international artistic project and empower each other, reflect their positions in global structures and experiment on an artistic level.

A group of Participants in Bergisch Gladbach at a video shoot

Music and Movies Connecting Countries

parallel running workshops with exchange elements. Young people in the cities of cologne and istanbul worked together beyond national borders in autumn 2021.

Multiple People are standing on a stage and dancing together. A person in a blue dress dances in front of them.

The ROOTS & ROUTES Experience 2022

The ROOTS & ROUTES Experience has an international group of young artists develop an interdisciplinary stage show within two weeks. Working together, uniting their artistic fields and supported and coached by professional Artists.

Performance in the rooms of PARC in Florence.

Re-designing Wor(l)ds

Re-designing Wor(l)ds (RDW22) is an international youth exchange project bringing together 31 young people from urban and rural areas of Austria, Germany, Greece, Hungary and Italy, to jointly reflect on socio-political issues that concern them deeply, with a specific focus on the effects of the pandemic on the development of their means and possibilities.

A group of people stand in different poses on a dance floor with sand circles and tennis balls

OASES for Change – Organising Artistic Self-Empowerment Spaces

In the OASES project, partners from 10 countries are working together on the question: How can youth encounters be designed to empower participants to unleash their creative potential; to create artworks in transnational collaboration around themes of shared meaning; and to effect change in their local environments and in a globalized world?

multiple people looking at something outside of the picture frame.

The ROOTS & ROUTES Peer Coach Academy 2022

Once again, the ROOTS & ROUTES Peer Coach Academy will be held as part of the project “iJuLa – intersectional YouthLaboratories in the Veedel”. Registrations for young artists are still possible.

Several people stand in a room and look at a person demonstrating dance steps. Photo © Aileen Wessely

The ROOTS & ROUTES Peer Coach Academy 2016/17

In 2016 and 2017, The ROOTS & ROUTES Peer Coach Academy ran as a nationwide project: young artists from Baden-Württemberg, Berlin, Hesse, Munich, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony trained as junior lecturers for cultural and media education youth work.

Ten people are in a room. They are all bent over and stretch their right arm in the air. Photo © Nora Schwarz

AkzepTanz

Dance as you are! In the fall of 2021, young people between the ages of 14 and 18 can participate free of charge in a street dance and theater project with proven RRCGN instructors Elisa Giovannetti and Yasemin “Joya” Saat.

Nippes Hip-Hop Network

The hip-hop network in the Cologne-Nippes district has been organizing a workshop phase every fall since 2001, during which there are dance, music and graffiti workshops in various youth centers and schools. RRCGN has been active in the network since 2015.