FRIEDENSSPRACHEN POLIT-FORUM BERN

 

The Politforum Bern invited me and two other illustrators – Perla Ciommi and Masha Vyshedska – to do live illustrations from their events at the "rolling table" in June 2022.  The Politforum developed the project "Friedenssprachen – Languages of Peace" together with the Ukrainian youth organisation STAN in early 2022.

 

The two events I illustrated live took place in Bern and Biel, where the rolling table went through the city and invited people to discuss and chart together how peace can be built. The method of discussion was developed by STAN and the rolling table by Club Real from Berlin.

The illustrations, photos and infos about the project were exhibited in the Polit-Forum at Käfigturm Bern from September to October 2022.

at the rolling table (photos by Danielle Liniger)

Some of the on site sketches


 

It was an interesting as well as challenging task to capture these conversations around the table in drawings, as the topic of peace is a very complex one. Which is why, in addition to the sketches I drew on site, I made a series of five illustrations after the event from sentences or terms that were still buzzing around in my head for days afterwards: