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Sound of Curiosity
READ Project*

The aim of the project Sound of curiosity is to initiate new intercultural dialogues among youths from Turkey and Albania, through writing, reading, and sound art as contemporary art practice to give ways to be aware of each other's culture and language. In this project, the language will be a tool for reading, writing, talking but also listening to each other. Turkey and Albania are two countries that have entered into many different political relations in time, including historical disagreements and conflicts. Young individuals from these countries will be invited to communicate with each other regardless of their language, culture, and beliefs. And they will do it with words, even if they do not know each other's languages. Does it seem impossible? This project pursues the possibility of inventing a different communication through listening and playing with sounds. The working language will be in English, workshop leaders of each country will facilitate the translation, if necessary, during the workshops. When we move on to the stage of producing together, we will focus on sounds rather than words, and a new common language will emerge.

Two groups of young adults from each country interested in literature/art/sound will meet online throughout scheduled workshops, one time a month for 5 months. Due to the unforeseen effects of the COVID-19, the project has been shifted to a digital platform such as Zoom.

*Regional Network for Cultural Diversity (READ) is a regional project contributing to the reconciliation and intercultural tolerance and literacy by opening new channels of communication between cultural CSO and providing networking possibilities. READ is a joint project implemented by Goethe-Institut (DE), Center for Balkan Cooperation - Loja (NMK), Instituti I Librit dhe i Promocionit (AL), Kalem Culture Association (TR), Krokodil (SRB), Qendra Multimedia (RKS). The Project is funded by the European Union. 

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