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The role “kreativität” plays in Education.

Do you realize how important „kreativität“ is for your life?

You were made to be creative.  (So what happened?)

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite Youtube videos, and let them speak for me as to why we do what we do.  You may have seen one or more of them before, but if you really want to understand what lies at the core of Action House Heidelberg, it’s important to realize how archaic our school system is, and how desperately we need to update it, replace it, or augment it with alternatives, or else be prepared to face the consequences for our inaction.  It’s time for Education 2.0.

By the way, if you have any difficulty understanding the British English in the videos below, I recommend watching them here, with English subtitles on (the video avatars are in the upper right corner), or you could read the transcript (for the first video only).

While I’m thinking of it, these videos are obviously quite long; why don’t you go ahead and bookmark this page, or better yet, subscribe to our RSS feed. (And while you’re at it, follow us on Twitter, and become a fan on Facebook.)

We appreciate your comments.

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We Started a BLOG!

And here it is. Please help us spread the word!

A little bit about us:

Action House Heidelberg is collaborative working space for creatively and artistically-minded people (and those who would like to be).  We want to support young artists and entrepreneurs as they shape the face of the community. In addition to offering creative space, we offer training courses, workshops, seminars and so on in various creative areas, including fashion design, video production, language training, music, and graphic design, among others.  So if you want to expand your kreativität, we’re just what you’re looking for.

There are multiple ways you can tell the world about us:
1. Interact with us.  Like, Tweet, or share our forward entries to all of your friends (and we also welcome your comments)!

2. Get automatic updates through RSS to your favorite feed reader!

3. Follow us on Twitter (@ActionHouseHD)!

4. Become a fan of our Facebook Page!

5. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

If you’re REALLY on fire to help us out, and especially if you live near Heidelberg, Germany, let us know and we’ll be glad to arrange something!

Stay awesome, and Keep a lookout for more to come!

And just for good measure, here’s one final EXCLAMATION POINT!

Oh, and here are some additional articles floating around the internet for you to check out…

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The kreativität don’t stop.

The last few weeks have been FILLED with Kreativität.

At the end of October, I announced an English Course I will be starting in January.  In the beginning of November, I said that the first month would be free for facebook users who share Action House Heidelberg with their friends by:

(By the way, if you are someone who has done any of those things, OR IF YOU DO ANY OF THEM RIGHT NOW, please send an email to ActionHouseHD AT gmail DOT com with the subject „I won the Facebook challenge“ and claim your reward.)

So about a week after I made that announcement, we had a rather cool event at Action House, which was called SOFA No. 1,  meaning SOund and FAshion.  We hosted a live band, and then had a catwalk runway show.  The night was quite enjoyable, and if you’re like me then you’re already looking forward to SOFA No. 2 and other such Kultur in Action House.

(By the way, if your band is interested in performing, or if you are interested in creating your own unique custom-fit clothing designs, or modelling them in front of an audience, send us an email with „I wanna get on the SOFA“ as the subject line.)

So a week after SOFA, Action House gave a presentation in Mannheim about what Action House is about, what we do and so forth.  It was an event which we had been preparing for since the summer, so it was quite a big deal, and we were relieved when it was over.

The following week, we met with Frank Zumbruch, who has been a personal hero of mine for a while now, so getting the opportunity to sit down and chat with him in person was an experience I valued highly.  He contacted us on Facebook and we set up an appointment for him to come check out Action House, find out a bit about who we are, what we do, where we do it, and why, and we also got to hear firsthand about his experiences and lukewarm reception by some city leaders, as well as some of the projects he has planned for the term of his appointment as the Beauftragter für Kultur und Kreativwirtschaft.

We’ve also met with the guys from Subkultureller Fortschritt and I look forward to having them come by and check out our space as well.  Additionally, we’ve met with the Jugendgemeinderat of Heidelberg, who intend on running an organization like Action House although on a much larger scale.

On top of all that, we’ve been doing a lot of networking, both offline and online, making connections with like-minded groups and individuals, updating the information on our facebook page, and trying to redesign our home page.

This coming weekend is the Christmas edition of the Beat Basar Kreativmarkt (on 5. Dezember at Halle 02) and that should be a lot of fun as well.  (Stop by the Action House table and say hello!)

So basically, the point of this post is to let you know how busy we’ve been, to let you know in case you were unaware that MANY things are happening, and that we’re sorry it’s taken us so long to keep you updated here on the blog.  Keep your eyes out for more coolness to come in the next few days.

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