Interconnected in Culture for a Stronger Ecosystem
The « Contes imbriqués» Thoulathy³ is composed of:
Together as a cross-regional project hub, Contes imbriqués wants to collect vernacular stories around water and its relation to the livelihoods of people, to migration and to climate change in the three different regions – along the Niger river, through the Sahel and Sahara, to the shores of the Atlantic ocean and all the way up to the Elbe river in East Germany. This collaboration is based on the bigger vision of a collective performance project, “Contes Imbriqués” – intertwined tales. The collaboration is on the first hand a collective research, a networking opportunity and on the other hand focuses on community-involvement, in our three regions. Together with three core artists in our project, we will visit communities in all three regions, collaborate and share with each other stories, songs and other artistic and creative outputs in order to collect water stories. The background to this project is the deep interest and involvement in water and its cultural significance to our cultural landscapes, as well as its implications to climate change and migration today.