“Mobile Medienschule Stuttgart Ost (MoMO)”
There is a great demand for educational opportunities in the fields of film, media and digital cultures. Children and teenagers should learn an active and critically-reflected way of dealing with each other, which gives them opportunities to access and shape their lives. However, despite a large number of individual initiatives, there are still too few regular contact points. With the initiative “Mobile Medien Schule Stuttgart Ost” (MoMO), Aktivspielplatz Raitelsberg e.V., Stadtmedienzentrum Stuttgart (SMZ), Kinder- und Jugendhaus Ostend and Merz Akademie, supported by vhs stuttgart, are pooling their skills, resources and infrastructures and from 17 October 2019 will be offering regular, open and free media education courses on topics such as film, web, social media, software and hardware for children and young people between the ages of 8 and 16.
“The linchpin of all offers is the immediate urban neighbourhood. In this way, the direct surroundings of schools and the neighbourhood can be used as a creative ‘playground’. The familiar surroundings offer security and at the same time provide the creative potential to be rediscovered and viewed from a different angle,” explains Martin Fritz, Rector of the Merz Akademie and co-initiator of the MoMO, explaining the idea.
Hans-Jürgen Rotter, director of the SMZ, adds: “The children and young people can work together on short-term as well as long-term and interdisciplinary projects and contribute their own topics and ideas. We use the synergies and spatial proximity of all participating institutions to locate an unusually dense, accessible and attractive media education offering in the district”.