The second TWO CITIES workshop in Tehran came to end. As a little tradition the whole group went up to Bame Tehran (The roof of Tehran) for a last good view on the city. After every photo was taken and every moment was enjoyed the group went for a last supper to restaurant close by before the German group had to leave for the airport.
The first official meeting with the international group at University of Art, Tehran. For the first time the teams meat each other in person and talk about their concepts and projects. The German students also got a tour through the department of photography and Prof. Kai Juenemann presented his own work for the workshop members before the photographic phase began.
12 German students and Prof. Kai Juenemann arrived safe and sound at Tehran Airport. After a quick ride with the bus the group enjoyed their first dinner in Iran before they got a well deserved rest at the hotel.
Tim Brederecke is holding the “Editing & Concept” Workshop. In four days the Iranian students work together on their concepts to refine the details and learn new methods of editing and storytelling.
After almost a year, the TWO CITIES Project starts again in Tehran. On the first morning after arriving in Tehran, Prof. Winde and his assistants Samaneh Khosravi and Tim Brederecke meeting the Iranian students at Cafe Tehroon. After the last meeting in November of 2018 the concepts and projects were discussed and the meeting was finished with a great meal.
During the preparations for the next exchange in 2019, Prof. Winde and his assistants Samaneh Khosravi and Tim Brederecke as well as Maryiam Kahvand from the Graphics department had a meeting at Nazar Publishing House in Tehran. The collected works of the first TWO-Cities project are now to become a book with excerpts of every students work. After a long process of editing and discussing the layout and the final product, the team around Prof. Winde decided to print the books in Tehran. Last proposals are made concerning paper and binding.
A very long and intense day with 29 photography portfolio reviews. The teaching staff and the assistants discussing the works of every applicant by their portfolios and homework as well as their personal presentation. The favorites are defined by a detailed score system which is filled out by the teachers after every review. By this the decisions are independent and fair. After an hour over time and even some acrobatic strength, the workshop participants are picked.
For the last hours of the Workshop in Tehran, we decided to take a step back and see where we spent the last 10 days. To do so, there is no better place than “The roof of Tehran”. At the foot of the mountain and after 20 minutes of walking, we reached a nice area with a few attractions and probably the best view on a city with 15 million inhabitants.
9 months of preparation, 24 students, 2 different countries and 1 vision – Intercultural exchange.
The DAAD funded Workshop TWO CITIES has finally begun. Us, 12 German students from the Dortmund University of applied Sciences and Arts set feet on Iranian ground late on the 29th of April.
The next student have arrived safely yesterday evening in Tehran after a 5:30h flight from Duesseldorf. They have been picked up by Prof. Jörg Winde and Dr. Mohamad Motarjemzadeh.
Today they are heading to the University of Arts and getting to meet their working partners for the workshop.