Enroll now! Construction begins on April 2nd!
Making Waves is a project in Berlin that invites refugees to build a motorboat. Participants engage in all stages of the boat’s construction from design to completion. The workshop offers experience in carpentry, boat-building and more. When the vessel is complete, we will explore Berlin’s abundant waterways and converse about the different paths that led us here.
To sign up, simply send us a quick email expressing your interest! We will shortly announce an introductory meeting for the end of March. We strongly encourage all potential participants to attend.
When: April 2 - October 2018
Where: BBK Sculpture Workshop, Osloer Str. 102, 13359 Berlin
Who: Anyone with an interest in boats, carpentry or cultural identity.
Requirements: Minimum participation 2-days/week for 3-months
Skills: Basic knowledge of hand-tools is desired but not necessary. Those with prior experience in carpentry or other related jobs are especially encouraged.
Group limit: 8-persons
Partners: BBK Bildhauerwerkstatt, Haubrok Foundation, Bootsmanufaktur Gmbh, ZUsammenKUNFT and in France, Apollonia Art Exchanges, Strasbourg
We reached our funding goal!
In November 2017, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise 20,000€ exclusively for materials to build the boat. We are grateful to have exceeded our goal with support from over 140 donors! People continue to ask if we need money and how they can contribute. The answer is yes. Our labor is entirely voluntary. The more we raise, the bigger we can build and faster we can ride! Please visit our SUPPORT page.
April 2-October 2018
BBK Sculpture Workshop, Berlin
Exhibition at Museum Lichtenberg, Berlin
Presentation at ZUsammenKUNFT
e.city, Exhibition in Strasbourg
Factory Tour Bootsmanufaktur GmbH
Model Boat Making Workshops