The last Evening – Presentation of the Results

Mayor Lenz, representants of the City of Karlsruhe and KIT were guests on the last evening of YouConf2015. The theatre group framed the presentations of several workshops by a review from a point of view in the year 2051, when the virtual 35th YouConf takes place.

People of the year 2051 are looking back on YouConf2015

People of the year 2051 are looking back on YouConf2015

Mayor for youth issues, Martin Lenz, thanked the young people for bulding bridges between the twin cities through their ideas, their openness and their enthusiasm.

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Mayor Lenz was excited about YouConf2015

In a stop motion young people showed their ideas of fashion of the future and of a more ecology-minded life in the city.
The group, which tried to find solutions for a new way for coping with the outcome of climate chance and used therefor the method „Design Thinking“, presented concrete proposals: ideas for public relations, a „Climate Change Callenge“-App and a „Green Kard“ for benefits for ecologically sensitive products.

Proposals for environmental friendly behaviour

Proposals for environmental friendly behaviour

The graffiti-group wished differences between people of diverse origin, age or gender to vanish in future.

Differences between people aren't important anymore

Differences between people aren’t important anymore

Using a sound installation another group dealt with the tones of a city.
How you can build new things with disused things showed practically the results of the Upcycling Group.

A bench made of used palettes

A bench made of used palettes

Before YouConf 2015 ended with a big farewell party, all the participants receive a certificate, the „Youth Pass“.

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Good-bye!

 

 

Leisure Time

After intense labour in the workshop there was time on wednesday afternoon for relaxing and exploring Karlsruhe and surrounds.

High above Baden-Baden

High above Baden-Baden

 Heidelberg - of course!

Heidelberg – of course!

Relaxing on the gondolettta boat in the zoo

Relaxing on the gondolettta boat in the zoo

To get known to other cultures

The evenings of YouConf2015 are performed by the participants of the twin cities.
With creative games, a quiz, fairy tales and dancing the young people get known to the culture of the others. And after the work of the day there is lot of fun.

Dancing is important in Russia

Dancing is important in Russia

Funny games at Nancys evening

Funny games at Nancys evening

Quiznight about Timisoara

Quiznight about Timisoara

 

Workshops are busy now

Meanwhile people are busy in the workshops and first results can be seen. Young people don’t only think about future cities, there is also building and spraying and composing going on.

These are the activities of the workshops:

  • Upcycling – „make new things from old things“ – e.g. hammocks made from bicycle tubes
  • Future Cities – the future skyline of Karlsruhe as graffiti
  • Design Thinking – we can we make a contru√≠bution to the consequences of climate change
  • Come close, make room, get space – the theatre workshop deals with living together in cities
  • Animate what you anticipate – a stop motion is generated
  • Sounds of the future – what will you hear in the city of the future?
Upcycling - furniture is created from used things

Upcycling – furniture is created from used things

Grffiti - creativity is needed

Graffiti – creativity is needed

Design Thinking - brains are working

Design Thinking – brains are working

Rehearsal in the big tent

Rehearsal in the big tent

A movie is created

A movie is created

Reception at Karlsruhe City Hall

All parcitipants, the organisation team and the workshop leaders were invited on monday morning  to a reception at the City Hall by the Lord Mayor of Karlsruhe.  By representation First Mayor Jäger greeted the group and was pleased that young people from Karlsruhe and the twin cities are giving their contribution to the future of Karlsruhe.

First Mayor Jäger welcomes YouConf2015 at the city hall

First Mayor Jäger welcomes YouConf2015 at the city hall

First Mayor Jäger is happy about the YouConf hat

First Mayor Jäger is happy about the YouConf hat

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Talking with participants

YouConf2015 begins

After the arrival of the guests from Nottingham (Great Britain) and Nancy (France) on Saturday YouConf 2015 started with a welcome party in  the circus tent. Daniel Melchien, member of executive comitee of the Stadtjugendauschuss e.V. greeted 50 participants from the twin cities  and from Karlsruhe.

With videos and personal comments the young people introduced themselves and  their hometowns to each other. While talking during dinner and dancing together first friendships were built.

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First guests arrived

The first participants from Timisoara (Romania) and Krasnodar(Russia) arrived today in Karlsruhe. Tomorrow on Saturday YouConf 2015 starts with a welcome-party.

Kick-Off in the KA300 shop

With a joint strike on the buzzer in the KA300 shop, the YouConf 2015 team has vitually taken the youth groups from the twin towns of Karlsruhe on board.

Appointments

Preparation meeting with the representatives of the twin towns
27th to 30th of March 2015

Youth encounter YouConf 2015
29th of May to 7th of June 2015

How do you imagine Karlsruhe in the year 2015? street interviews – YouTube clip

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