Throughout Europe, Roman Kroke directs workshops in cooperation with universities, foundations, museums, schools or other organizations – amongst others, in the context of school partnerships, cultural exchange programs, study tours or project weeks. He also provides teacher trainings for the national ministries of education in France, Germany and Switzerland. According to the preferences of his partners Kroke works in English, German or French.

Orientation: interdisciplinary workshops (art, science, history, technology, literature, philosophy), adapted to the respective age-group and backgrounds of the participants. Roman Kroke has been leading workshops for primary school, high-school as well as university students, teachers, university professors, refugees, prisoners, …

For workshops to be held in Berlin, Kroke offers an emblematic location as a working space: a former industrial complex – now an Art Center – which, during the Cold War, was actually PART of the Berlin Wall – a so-called “frontier house” where still today you can discover many traces of the formerly divided city of Berlin.

T H E M E S

The Weavers

The Canvas of the World

Les Tisserands

Microplastic & Medusae

Scientific research on plastic
pollution of the oceans

Microplastic et Meduses

The S@ndcastle

Prison Workshop

 

Fleury

Etty Hillesum

The diaries of a Dutch
Jew (1914-∞)

Etty Hillesum

Refugees

and “welcoming classes” for immigrant students

Refugees1

The children of Izieu

My House of Remembrance

IZIEU

Theresienstadt

My memorial tree

Terezin

Adolf Reichwein

The Dance of Resistance
(1898-∞)

reich

The Berlin Wall

The universal metaphor of
the FRONTIER (1961-∞)

Unbenannt-1

Friedrich Spee

Witch hunts & Cybermobbing
(1591-∞)

Workshop Friedrich Spee

The Vel’ d’Hiv’ Roundup

The biography of
Sarah Lichtsztejn-Montard

La Rafle du Vél' d'Hiv

The Camp des Milles

Art and Resistance
L. Feuchtwanger, M. Ernst, etc.

Milles2

Teacher Training

with EXHIBITION

Teacher 1

The White Rose

Hans and Sophie Scholl
“Our Idea”(1942-∞)

The White Rose

The Bielski Brothers

Jewish partisan group
in Belarus (1941-1944)

Bielski Brothers

CUSTOMIZED Workshops

Topics proposed by
the customer

Customized Workshops

Workshops “Art – Philosophy”

für Kinder

Children's Stories

Apart from the already established topics Roman Kroke also elaborates workshop concepts for other topics (open to suggestions by the cooperation partner). Example: In 2012, as part of an International Faculty Development Seminar organized by the CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) Kroke accompanied a group of US university and college professors for one week to Cracow (Poland) and Berlin (Germany) and led a concluding reflection workshop for the participants about the topics treated during the study travel (individual and collective identity, cultures of commemoration etc.). This successful workshop-model was again part of the annual CIEE seminar in the following years (2013-2016).

Distinctions:

« Prix Ilan Halimi contre les discriminations et l’antisémitisme » by the Conseil général de l’Essonne (prize: 10.000,-€): distinction of a school project of the Collège Charles Péguy (Palaiseau/France) with an interdisciplinary workshop by Roman Kroke about the topic “Art & Resistance”, February 2014; « Grand prix Hippocrène de l’éducation à l’Europe 2012 » by the Foundation Hippocrène in the European Parliament (prize: 10.000,-€): distinction of the bilateral exchange program between the French Gymnasium Aristide Maillol (Perpignan/France) and the John F. Kennedy School (Berlin/Germany) with a workshop by Roman Kroke about the diaries of Etty Hillesum (1914-1943); Kroke’s workshops have also repeatedly been distinguished by the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Science in so-called “best-practice” exhibitions for their innovative approach and role-model qualities. The foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ) sponsored the German and English publication of the edition “ART GOES EDUCATION – international school workshops by Roman Kroke” (Mediel, 2012).