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The exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters tells one of the central creation stories (songlines) of the Australian continent. Songlines are cultural routes that traverse all of Australia. Through story, song and visual culture like ceremonial performance or rock art, songlines map the routes and activities of the Ancestral beings, whose travels created the land.

Performance der Kungkarangkalpa: Seven Sisters Traumpfad Zeremonie (inma) im National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 2013
Performance der Kungkarangkalpa: Seven Sisters Traumpfad Zeremonie (inma) im National Museum of Australia, Canberra, 2013 © Image: National Museum of Australia

The Seven Sisters songlines tell the saga of seven women who cleverly and cunningly elude a male pursuer with magical powers as they flee across three deserts.

Experienced curators use the exhibition to present methods of teaching and extracurricular learning. As performatively staged narratives – danced, sung, painted – songlines are complex knowledge systems of human communities without writing. Possibilities of sensual, materially mediated, interactive learning are presented, collectively tested and discussed. Learning along the songlines includes scientific knowledge as well as social and ethical questions.

The training for teachers in Berlin will investigate possibilities and methods of extracurricular learning in dialogue with the exhibition.

- Free of charge
- Duration: 180 min
- Language: German
- Belongs to: Songlines


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Humboldt Forum