Die Workshopleiter der Sommeruniversität 2017 stellen sich vor: Transmedia Storytelling


Giovanni Fonseca, Facilitator von Lernprozessen

Hallo! Ich bin Giovanni Fonseca und helfe Lernenden seit 20 Jahren sinnvoller zu lernen. Ich bin ein neugieriger analytischer Beobachter, deswegen lebe ich in einen permanent Lernprozess. Ich liebe es, etwas Neues zu lernen!
Ich habe Elektroingenieur studiert, aber immer im Bereich Bildung gearbeitet, insbesondere Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung (BNE). Seit mehr als 10 Jahren habe ich sowohl in öffentlichen Bildungsinstitutionen, als auch in privaten gearbeitet, nicht nur in formalen Bildungsprojekten, sondern auch in non-formalen und informellen. Außerdem bin ich seit 4 Jahre als Selbständiger Internationaler Berater für BNE habe ich verschiedene Bildungsprojekte mit Institutionen aus Chile, Deutschland, Indien, Mexiko und Südafrika zusammen entwickelt.
In dieser Sommeruniversität (2017) bin ich mit Thomas Klein Co-Leiter des Transmedia
Storytelling Workshops. Aus meiner Leidenschaft für Bildung werde ich Euch bei der
Realisierung der Produkte unterstützen. Auch werde ich euch zeigen, wie die Technologie ein nützliches Werkzeug ist (kein Ziel), um sinnvollen organischen Lernprozesse zu fördern. Fragen, Kommentare? Teilt sie über Twitter, nutzt die Hashtags: #SUI17 und #TravelTransform, bis bald!

Versión en Español | Spanish Version | Version auf Spanisch

¡Hola! Soy Giovanni Fonseca y desde hace 20 años facilito procesos de aprendizaje, es decir, ayudo a aprendices a vivir procesos de aprendizaje más significativos. Soy un curioso y analítico observador, y esto me lleva a vivir en un aprendizaje continuo, ¡me apasiona aprender cosas nuevas!
Estudié Ingeniería Eléctrica Electrónica, pero siempre he trabajado en el sector educativo, en particular en Educación para el Desarrollo Sustentable/Sostenible (EDS). Por más de una década he trabajado tanto en instituciones educativas públicas como privadas, y no sólo en proyectos educativos formales, sino también no-formales e informales. Además desde hace 4 años, como Consultor Internacional Independiente en EDS, he desarrollado conjuntamente diversos proyectos educativos con instituciones de Alemania, Chile, India, México y Sudáfrica. En la presente edición de la Universidad Internacional de Verano (2017) co-facilitaré junto con Thomas Klein, el Taller de Transmedia Storytelling (Relatos o Narraciones Transmediales). Desde mi pasión por la educación les ayudaré en la realización de los productos y les podré mostrar cómo la tecnología puede ser una herramienta educativa (jamás un fin, por sí misma) para fomentar procesos significativos de aprendizaje orgánico. ¿Preguntas o comentarios? Compártelos en Twitter utilizando los hashtags: #SUI17 y
#TravelTransform, ¡hasta pronto!

English version | Versión en Inglés | Version auf Englisch

Hello! I am Giovanni Fonseca and since 20 years I am a facilitator of learning processes, which means I help learners to learn in a more meaningful way. I am a curious analytic observer and that’s why I live in a permanent learning process, I love to learn something new!
I have a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, but I have worked always in the field of Education, more precisely in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Since 10 years I have worked in public educational institutions as well as private ones, not only in formal educational projects but also in non-formal and informal ones. Also, as Freelance
International Consultant in ESD, I have developed different kind of educational projects together with organisations from Chile, Germany, India Mexico and South Africa. During the International Summer University 2017 I will co-facilitate the Transmedia Storytelling workshop together with Thomas Klein. I will help you to make the products from my passion about education and showing you how useful technology is, as a tool – never as objective by itself – to foster more meaningful organic learning processes. Comment or questions? Share them via Twitter using the hashtags: #SUI17 and #TravelTransform, see you all soon!

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Workshopleiter*innen der Sommeruniversität


#SUI16 | Wir stellen vor: David Donschen

Israel, Jerusalem
Israel, Jerusalem

Freier Journalist, Berlin

Bringing the topic “sustainability” into journalism is very difficult. I am working as a local reporter in Berlin. This means I have to think about which topics are close to the everyday life of the people. A topic like “Climate change” for example is too big and too complex and nothing which most people are thinking about every day.

On the other hand local journalism is perfect for explaining what the results of global warming could be. You can pick up the people “at their front door” to show them what climate change precisely means for their city, region or a country.

Instead of scientists we will become acoustic storytellers. We will figure out how we can tell the story of “Climate change” in an audio in a way which touches the listeners.


Examples of the last years

Audio spots Welcome to Malchin, created in the workshop #SUI15

Audio drama We are the players, not the cards, created in the workshop #SUI14.


Audio drama Dripping point: WhATER you talking about?, created in the workshop #SUI13.


My journalistic work:


Twitter @DDonschen

Research | Visual art & perceptions of climate change


Got a minute?! Watch our short YouTube Clips – take our survey and get eye-opening insights how to communicate climate change creatively.

CAN VISUAL ART AFFECT VIEWER PERCEPTIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE? climart.infoWelcome to our research project CAN VISUAL ART AFFECT VIEWER PERCEPTIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE? where you can watch 4 videoclips and evaluate it according to YOUR opinion.

The ‘scientific ‘interest in the Art of Climate Change Communication has grown. Environmental psychologists, environmental social activists, entrepreneurs and campaigners have been united in the quest for systematic evidence with which to encourage sustainable behavior.

The Kolleg fuer Management und Gestaltung nachhaltiger Entwicklung (KMGNE) is part of the international multidisciplinary research project CLIMart.

Ask yourself: what make you giggle, inspire you, or fill your talks with friends? What are the ´channels´ to reach your attention?

Right now we are activity recruiting participants for one part of this research project underway.

  • By watching the 4 videoclips and by filling out the following 4 online surveys, you support our effort to make climate communication more fun and accessible for everyone. Please find videoclip links and survey links below.
  • The videoclips are between 1-3 minutes long. We have made it very easy to fill out our survey, so it shouldn´t take more than 10minutes (4x) for each videoclip.
  • Let me assure you that all data are collected anonymously, whatever information you tell us will not be disclosed to anyone and will only be used for research purposes.
  • Do not hesitate to get in contract with me if you require any further support.
    Many thanks and have fun.

Elena Klöttschen (Elena.Kloettschen@hnee.de)
on behalf of the KMGNE Team
Global Change Management (cand. M.Sc. /research semester)
HNEE – University of Applied Sciences – Eberswalde

Videoclip: The Earth is running a fever

Videoclip: Boomerang
Survey: https://www.umfrageonline.com/s/233146c

Videoclip: Climate Clown

Videoclip: Human Power

The KMGNE Team is appreciating your support.  Stay tuned and subscribe to our You Tube Channel.



How will the citizens of Malchin live in 2055?

That was our leading question during the Summer University’s #focuscity attendance at Karnitz. Based on research, interviews and visions in 2015, we changed perspective and started telling MALCHIN STORIES FROM THE FUTURE, living in 2055:

Continue reading “#focuscity | MALCHIN STORIES FROM THE FUTURE”

Importance of communication

freestockphoto from picjumbo
freestockphoto from picjumbo

At the beginning of July a seminar has been held in a Centre providing superior academic programme to foreign students. This seminar has enabled students from the United States to become familiar with the vast topic of global challenges (i.e. climate change and sustainable development) but also the great transformation.

By showing some short videos, that have been done mostly by former students from KMGNE, the issue of climate change could be addressed and at the same time it was possible to establish a dialogue with the students. Indeed it is easier to make people understand and react with short stories. It was really interesting to see their reactions, some of them were already expected but some others were really surprising. According to the students, some videos wouldn’t have been suitable for the American audience because it was judged as too sensitive for example, or wouldn’t have worked if the people were not already familiar with the topic. Videos which were dealing with the topic of climate change in a positive or humorous way generally won unanimous support. They were judged as more effective. Once again it made me realize how communication is a powerful and really useful tool to spread a short message about a specific topic. The only thing is that you need to find the right way to do it to touch the audience.

It was also really astonishing to hear that a big part of the population still doesn’t believe that human activities have a (negative) impact on climate change. That’s how you realise that communication is something really important. They also discuss about the differences between German and American in terms of culture, habits, etc. Even if both societies are educated in a western style, it appears that they are both quite different.  For instance, one of the student calls the American culture to mind. It is said to highlight the individual freedom more than other countries meaning that decisions, choices, goals, etc. are considered as an individual’s responsibility rather than as a group. In that way, as they might have different ideas it can be more difficult to gather people around the same topic because they are expected to follow and take into account their own decisions and goals.

We also talked about technology innovation, the role that it plays in society and how it has changed society for the last decades.

In the end, this discussion with the students was offering a wealth of information for both parts which reinforces the idea that interdisciplinarity as well as transdisciplinarity are more and more needed if we want to bring some changes in society.

#focuscity | We introduce: Kristin Meyer

Kristin Meyer

“While working in the media comic and animation it is possible to realise even utopian and absurd concepts.”

Kristin Meyer | Art Mediator, Comic Artist (freelance worker)
Art Mediation, Comic- and Trickfilmworkshops, Inclusion

  • Workshop Animation

Kristin Meyer

During my workshops I offer a place where people with different backgrounds can meet and exchange ideas, thoughts and wishes and turn them into something creative. During six years, students, colleagues and me explored the city of Leipzig in the project „Comic meets L.E.“ at The Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig. We followed obvious and hidden changes, met people at their working spaces or homes, developed new ideas for Leipzig in 2022 and realised them in comics and illustrations. By now I ´m involved in the project „Forscheralbum Leipzig“.

E-Mail: kristl.meyer@web.de
Homepage: www.keepsmesearching.blogspot.com

Samples | Animation, created in the workshops at the Summer University:

A Waste of Time | Summeruniversity 2014 #SUI14

You may say I ´m a dreamer | Summeruniversity 2013 #SUI13

More Samples

Forscheralbum Leipzig
City exploration with children from different districts of Leipzig in occasion of the 1000th City anniversary, 2015

Comic meets L.E. City 2022
Inclusive Comic-Workshop at The Museum of Contemporary Art (Price Winner of „Land der Ideen“ 2011), Topic: Future of Leipzig, 2014

How to build a family, inclusive Animation-Workshop | Topic: Family, 2013

#focuscity | We introduce: Gala Montero

Gala Montero | Lecturer Summer University

Gala Montero | Actress, director, dramaturgist, concept and story developer.

She worked in theater, performances and films, as well teaching and doing research.
From 2013 she is living in Germany, working as curator and producer of Film Festival ”Días de Cine- Lateinamerikanische Filmtage“ and developing her own artistic work.

She studied Theater at “La Mancha”, International School of Image and Gesture; Sociology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Dramaturgy and Screenplay at Universidad Alberto Hurtado, in Chile

Gala Montero | Lecturer Summer UniversityFor my commitment to the Summer University’s topics, it is important to create good stories in order to engage people with what we want to communicate.
In the Summer University, we are working with academic topics but the challenge is how we introduce it in a story, to have powerfully visions about possible futures: there where the bounds between fiction and reality are already blurred. We look together how we can get the most from an idea and how to build a story.

E-Mail: galamontero@gmail.com

Some samples:

Homenaje a Inés Délano | Homage to Inés Délano from Gala Montero on Vimeo.

#focuscity | We introduce: David Donschen

David Donschen

“Instead of scientists we will become acoustic storytellers. We will figure out how we can tell the story of “Climate change” in an audio in a way which touches the listeners.”

David Donschen | Local Reporter in Berlin

  • Workshop Podcast
David Donschen
David Donschen

Bringing the topic “sustainability” into journalism is very difficult.

I am working as a local reporter in Berlin. This means I have to think about which topics are close to the everyday life of the people. A topic like “Climate change” for example is too big and too complex and nothing which most people are thinking about every day.

On the other hand local journalism is perfect for explaining what the results of global warming could be. You can pick up the people “at their front door” to show them what climate change precisely means for their city, region or a country

twitter: @DDonschen
Homepage: David Donschen

Samples | Audio drama, created in the workshops at the Summer University:

We are the players, not the cards, Summeruniversity 2014 #SUI14.

Dripping point: WhATER you talking about?, Summeruniversity 2013 #SUI13.

Music by Handmade – Foggy_Dew”. Produced by Viola Raddatz, Hoang Do Minh, Janosch Borner, Magdalena Machalicka, Evangelia Kalogiannaki and David Donschen. The participants worked with David Donschen at the radiostation “Studio Malchin”.

More samples:

A video documentary about a rabbi in Berlin. (german only)
Dein Leben und ich – In der Jüdischen Gemeinde | ARD Mediathek, rbb 2015

Audio report about refugees in Berlin | INFOradio rbb 2015

A soundslide about a coroner
Zu Besuch bei der Rechtsmedizinerin Saskia Guddat | ARD, rbb 2012

J. Borner / M. Zienert | Splitter

Klimawandel und Kommunikation

Der Klimawandel ist in den vergangenen 15 Jahren immer besser durch die comunity der naturwissenschaftlichen Klimaforschung (IPCC) beschrieben worden. In den Massenmedien ist zwar keine systematische noch weniger eine systemische Darstellung des Phänomens erfolgt aber die wesentlichen Beschreibungen sind in der Mitte der Gesellschaft angekommen.

Die Herausforderung heute ist es, die „Transformation“ zu verstehen, die hinter dem Klimawandel steckt. Es geht um die Transformation gesellschaftlicher Strukturen, Verhaltensweisen und Spielregeln, die notwendig ist, um sich vor dem Klimawandel zu schützen und sich Veränderungen anzupassen. Diese Transformation hat den Charakter einer sozialen Alphabetisierung! Und diese soziale Alphabetisierung eines „ lesen lernens“ der Transformation ist die reale Aufgabe der Klimakommunikation!

(Die „great transformation“ ist ein international anerkanntes, strategisches Konzept des WBGU zur Bewältigung von komplexen Krisen/nachhaltige Entwicklung. Es adaptiert den Ansatz von Pollany. Dieser hatte die industrielle Revolution als große Transformation beschrieben.)

Das Problem ist, dass die Veränderungen so schnell ablaufen, dass die analytischen Methoden der Wissenschaften zu langsam für die zeitnahe Reaktion der Gesellschaft sind. Um die Folgen des Klimawandels zu verstehen, brauchen wir die Vielzahl von Wissenstypen und ihrer Träger, die ihren Beitrag zur strategischen und aktuellen Gestaltung einer zivilisatorischen Klimakultur leisten. Die verschiedenen sozialen Wissenstypen (Kunst, Wissenschaft, Erfahrungswissen, indigenes Wissen…) müssen sich verständigen und transdisziplinär kooperieren.

Nur so entsteht „robustes Wissen für die Veränderung“ – ( robustes Wissen ist eine soziologische Kategorie zur Beschreibung von gesellschaftlicher Akzeptanz, Legitimation und Partizipation an der Transformation!)

Dass die Wissenschaft ihre analytische / empirische Beschreibung der Welt (und mögliche Entwicklungstrends) dazu beiträgt ist klar.

Kunst leistet in unserem Verständnis ihren Beitrag in der Entwicklung einer (Widerstands)-Ästhetik, die erkenntnistheoretisch das robuste Wissen stärkt: Als Ablehnung und Widerstand gegen alte Konventionen, Institutionen und Strukturen und/oder als kulturelle Innovation (siehe Bauhaus). (Peter Weiss, Widerstandsästhetik)

Ästhetik als Wahrnehmungs- und Erkenntnisinstrument bindet sich dabei an Objekte, Symbole und Signale, die in die Alltagskultur eindringen, dort irritieren und gestalten.

Das Besondere von Transformation – und damit auch ihrer Kommunikation ist, dass man sie verstehen muss als ein soziales, autodidaktisches Erlernen der „Steuerung der Transformation“, also der kollaborativen Entwicklung transformativen (robusten) Wissens.

Das KMGNE folgt mit seinen (Selbst)Lern- und Gestaltungsprojekten diesem Ansatz. Wir suchen nach Ästhetiken, Metaphern und Symbolen, die diese „great transformation“ deutlich macht – und wir suchen nach Kompetenzen, nach „transformative literacy“ bei den Promotoren. Dabei spielt der Dialog (auch im Sinne Beuys) eine entscheidende Rolle!

Methodisch folgt die Internationale Sommeruniversität vier (Lern- und Gestaltungs-)Pfaden:

  1. Sie integriert sich in alltagskulturelle Wirklichkeiten (z.B. in die Stadtentwicklung mecklenburgischer Kleinstädte, oder im Widerstandsprojekt HydroAycen in Chile) und organisiert sich als „Realexperiment“ oder „Reallabor“ (transdisziplinäres Forschungsdesign)
  2. Sie arbeitet mit der szenarischen Methode um detaillierte Beschreibungen über Zukunftsoptionen (zukünftige Alternativen) zu erhalten. Diese Bilder über „Zukünfte“ (design fiction) sind die Basis für soziokulturelle und politische Entscheidungen heute. Ohne Vorstellungen über „Zukünfte“ ist heutiges Tun nur Krisenmanagement.

Also müssen wir „Zukünfte“ beschreiben.

  1. Die Beschreibung der Zukünfte muss solch eine Faszination ausstrahlen, dass sie die Warenästhetik der Gegenwart übertrumpft. Das geht kommunikativ nur über Narrationen. Narrationen ermöglichen solch einen Handlungssinn zu erzählen, der eben nicht rational-ökonomisch sondern vielfältig und kulturell, solidarisch sinnstiftend und ethisch begründet ist.
  2. Da die verschiedenen Stakeholder und Milieugruppen in der Gesellschaft unterschiedliche Sprachen und Deutungsmuster haben und verschiedene Medienformate nutzen bietet es sich an, transmedial zu kommunizieren. Wir lassen dazu in unterschiedlichen Werkstätten verschiedene Episoden in unterschiedlichen Formaten erzählen. Diese verdichten sich dann zu einer „big story“ – auf“geschrieben“ in Storyfy oder anderen transformativen/transmedialen Plattformen (event, performance, website, festival)

Transmediales Erzählen ist offen: „Ich gebe eine Geschichte rein, Du kannst dran kratzen, verändern… Die Geschichte ist nicht fertig, sie kann reeditiert werden.

English version

Coline Raguénès | New life in Berlin and intern at KMGNE

Working at KMGNE

Photo_ColineComing to Berlin to work at KMGNE is really exciting for me. It’s like taking a leap into the unknown. All is new, the city first, but also the people, the custom, and last but not the least the language. Before coming I had no idea what to expect even if I tried to guess. Even for the work, I had so many questions in mind. I can say that every day here is a new discovery.

KMGNE is a great opportunity for me. Opportunity to discover a new culture and way of working, to take part into different projects all dealing with climate change and sustainable development but in different ways, but also to broaden my skills.

I am not an expert in climate change and sustainable development but I am eager to learn more about it and new ways of communication.

In the past

After a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management, I couldn’t come with a precise idea of what I wanted to do for the next years. Therefore I thought that a gap year would be a great idea, I would have time to think about my future but also to discover and open-up my mind to a new and unknown culture.  Another benefit was that I would improve my English.

Then I had to choose the destination… Instantaneously, Australia came to my mind. I always dreamt of discovering this country / continent. There I learnt to be able to leave my comfort zone in my everyday life. This was my first long experience abroad on my own. I had such an amazing time there and met some extraordinary people. Since then I can’t stop thinking about discovering some more countries and cultures.

Eventually, I came up with the idea of working in the field of European and International projects which will allow me to work in cooperation with different countries on the same project; and also to share and compare different points of view.

Taking part into an INTERREG project last year strengthen this idea. The project, called Local Wood Hub, dealt with sustainable development and enhancement of local-forest wood field. There, I had the chance to meet different stakeholders and to see the importance of working in cooperation. Indeed it can led to good practice and learning opportunities thanks to intercultural exchange of experience.

Now I can’t wait to contribute to the projects and to learn more every day.