.From May to August 2021, Ramona Poenaru and Gaël Chaillat set off on the boat Amorados to discover the Danube, the river that crosses Europe from Germany to flow into the Black Sea after 2888 km.
During the four months of the journey, they focused on light, colour, sound, intangible sensations and emotions. They observed the relationships between living organisms, geological forces, climatic elements and the passage of time. They engaged in dialogue with the inhabitants of the river: historians, geographers, naturalists, architects, artists, sailors, fishermen, workers. They brought together the "stories" of the Danube, of this special country.
After narrating the journey and showing photos and film clips of their adventures, Ramona, Gaël and their children are encouraged to draw sensitive maps. You will experiment with how to translate your perception of your environment, especially around the Danube, into drawings using your emotions and imagination.
Traditional cartography needs a physical and hierarchical system of symbols: administrative areas, cities, buildings, roads, hydrography, standardised topography, which aspire to a kind of completeness but are only models of physical reality. In what is called sensemaps, what is needed is for spatial landmarks to be meaningful for an individual or a group to experience and perceive, to traverse, to inhabit, to inhabit..... maps based on sensemaps represent a spatiality and a perceived and lived space that is delimited according to the actors, their personalities and their histories.
From 8 years - with parents
In French, with consecutive interpretation into Hungarian
Participation in the workshop is free but registration is required.