Who we are

Turning Tables Germany empowers marginalised local and refugee youth by providing them with the means to express their grievances, hopes and dreams through music and film

We strive to support youth, especially in deprived and remote communities in Germany, by building a creative space, in which young people can share experiences and learn new artistic and technical skills. We offer them a platform for self-expression from which they can tell their story to a global audience, build self-confidence and demand their rights. 

 

Our vision is to promote social cohesion in Germany and increase the participation of marginalised youth in communities to prevent negative coping mechanisms and extremism.

Our mission is to amplify the voice of youth from different backgrounds through innovative music and film projects and meaningful civic engagement.

 
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EVENTS

What we do

Supported by a team of experienced musicians, film makers and sound producers we teach youth in hands-on workshops how to write, record and produce their own songs and conceptualise, shoot and edit their own documentary videos. In doing so, we are showing them how to use innovative, easily accessible lo-fi technologies, like mobile phones, pocket synthesizers and free mixing and cutting apps, which they can use single-handedly for digital music and film production. The end result is a creative product they can take away and which can be disseminated for greater impact.

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With our mobile container studios, the Turntable Labs, we create a unique space in which young people can learn new artistic and technical skills and autonomously produce high quality music and film media. We give youth a platform for self-expression through which they can strengthen their confidence and find a creative entry point to civic engagement in communities and locations that lack resources for such projects.

The Turntable lab was developed in partnership with the Danish Center for Maritime Architecture. The space for a sustainable and scaleable solution for youth has been refined and is now implemented by our CSR partner Arcgency Architecture Copenhagen. 

Watch the video: The Turntable lab

© Copyright 2015 by Turning Tables

Team

ARTHUR MÜHLEN-SCHULTE

COUNTRY DIRECTOR

ami@turningtables.org

LEONIE LORENZ   PROJECT MANAGER

LEONIE LORENZ

PROJECT MANAGER

TAHA SHEIKH DIEH

MUSIC INSTRUCTOR

RHEA SCHMITT

FILMMAKER

ERIC HOEGEMEYER   MUSIC PRODUCER

ERIC HOEGEMEYER

MUSIC PRODUCER

JASMINE LUIANNA

MUSIC INSTRUCTOR

ALEXANDER SONNENFELD   DJ/ BEAT MAKING INSTRUCTOR

ALEXANDER SONNENFELD

DJ/ BEAT MAKING INSTRUCTOR

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Work with us

We are always looking for instructors, music/film producers and project assistants to support our work.

If you are interested to work or volunteer with us, please contact: ami@turningtables.org.

Partners

We partner with and receive funding from public institutions, foundations, private companies and NGOs. We are grateful for any kind of support. We would be glad to hear from you if you are interested in cooperating or supporting our work.

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History

Turning Tables Germany was initiated in the summer of 2017 and legally founded and registered as a non-profit shareholder company in June 2018.

We are affiliated with Turning Tables, an international non-profit organisation initially established in Lebanon in 2009 by Martin Fernando Jakobsen and the Danish band Den Sorte Skole. Today, Turning Tables is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark and comprises a global network of independently operating country offices in Denmark, Sweden, Lebanon, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Colombia and Germany.

The Turntable lab was developed in partnership with the Danish Center for Maritime Architecture. The space for a sustainable and scaleable solution for youth has been refined and is now implemented by our CSR partner Arcgency Architecture Copenhagen.

Ethics and policies

Turning Tables code of conduct seeks to guard our standards of behaviour among all employees, volunteers and people representing Turning Tables, including project based instructors and their behaviours towards the children and youth involved in Turning Tables programmes. All Turning Tables instructors and employees involved in Turning Tables’ activities with children and youth are legally and morally obliged not to put any children or youth at risk of harm, physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect. For further information, please see the following organisational policies.

Code of Conduct and Anti Corruption Policy

Child Safeguarding Policy