Throughout Europe, Roman Kroke directs workshops in cooperation with schools, universities or other organizations – amongst others, in the context of school partnerships, cultural exchange programs, school trips, 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, history, literature, philosophy, science), 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 Canvas of the World
The diaries of a Dutch
and “welcoming classes” for immigrant students
My memorial tree
The Dance of Resistance
The Berlin Wall
The universal metaphor of
the FRONTIER (1961-∞)
Witch hunts & Cybermobbing
The Vel’ d’Hiv’ Roundup
The biography of
The Camp des Milles
Art and Resistance
L. Feuchtwanger, M. Ernst, etc.
The White Rose
Hans and Sophie Scholl
The Bielski Brothers
Jewish partisan group
in Belarus (1941-1944)
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Workshops “Art – Philosophy”
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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).
« 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).
Previous workshops (selection):
Berlin University of the Arts (Germany), January 2015; State School for Ballet and Artistry Berlin (Germany), October 2014; Collège Charles Péguy, Palaiseau (France), May 2014; Collège du Renard, Collège des Coudriers, Collège de la Seymaz, Geneva (Switzerland), March 2014; Friedrich-von-Spee School, Paderborn (Germany), October 2013; CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), International Faculty Development Seminar “Ruin and Revival: History, Modern Memory and Identity”, Cracow (Poland), Berlin (Germany), July 2013; Collège Charles Péguy, Palaiseau (France), April 2013; Gymnasium Haganum (the Netherlands) und Goethe-Gymnasium Berlin (Germany) March 2013; Collège du Foron, Collège des Coudriers, Collège de la Seymaz, Geneva (Switzerland), February 2013; Collège Paul Sixdenier, Hauteville-Lompnes (France), December 2012; Bertha-von-Suttner Oberschule, Berlin (D), Sept. 2012; CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), International Faculty Development Seminar (see above), July 2012; Lycée Aristide Maillol Perpignan (France) and John F. Kennedy School Berlin (Germany), May 2012; École Supérieure Numa-Droz Neuchâtel (Switzerland), April 2012; Gymnasium Haganum (the Netherlands) und Goethe-Gymnasium Berlin (Germany) March/May 2012; Collège de Montbrillant, Collège des Grandes-Communes, Collège du Foron, Collège des Coudriers, Geneva (Switzerland), January 2012; Goethe-Gymnasium Berlin (Germany) und Gymnasium Haganum (the Netherlands), May 2011.