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Project Participants

Who we are
Artists and Project Leaders
Tine Fetz

Tine Fetz

Artist & Workshop Facilitator

Tine Fetz is working as an illustrator and comic artist in Berlin after studying Illustration in Münster and Jerusalem. Besides commissional work for magazines and other publications she is creating her own graphic novels and comic strips

Sophia-Louise Hirsch

Sophia-Louise Hirsch

Artist & Workshop Facilitator

Sophia-Louise Hirsch studied Fine Arts, Communication Design and Illustration in Berlin, Jerusalem and Halle.  She works at the museum and memorial Sachsenhausen. She is a freelance artist and illustrator who has developed several art projects that deal with diverse historic or sociopolitical topics and operate with different media.

Speakers
We offer a range of academic speakers from a variety of fields and backgrounds
Diana Schuemann

Diana Schuemann

Speaker

Diana Schuemann is from Berlin. She recently graduated in Holocaust Studies at Haifa University. Diana previously earned a graduate degree in Education, Psychology and Cultural Studies at Philipps University Marburg. Diana is also a dance theater artist with a focus on urban dance and urban arts. She curated exhibitions in Israel and Hungary (Jewish Museum Budapest) and taught dance projects in connection with Holocaust Education in Israeli High Schools.

Paige Thombs

Paige Thombs

Speaker
Paige Thombs is an MA student in History with a concentration in Culture, Social and Political Thought. She is writing her thesis on the impact of secularization on religious freedom and the duty to accommodate.  As someone interested in changes attitudes toward religion (particularly in Canada and Europe), Paige has also developed an interest in the history of faith-based hate and how those stories are remembered and re-told. She is excited to participate in the Berlin-Ravensbrück Visual Storytelling Colloquium!
Kaitlin Findlay

Kaitlin Findlay

Speaker

Kaitlin Findlay is Research Coordinator for Landscapes of Injustice, a 7-year multi-sector and community-engaged project to research and tell the history of the forced sale of Japanese-Canadian-owned property during the 1940s. She completed her BA in History (Honors) at McGill, she defended her MA Thesis at the University of Victoria in 2017. Her MA thesis examined how the federal government used a Royal Commission to submerge Japanese Canadians’ claims for property loss and promulgate a public narrative of state accountability. In 2017, Kaitlin completed a Co-op term at the Nikkei National Museum, acting as assistant curator for the exhibit Hastings Park, 1942. Since then, she has served as a research consultant on two public historical projects: virtual exhibit “Writing Wrongs” and the augmented reality game “East of the Rockies”.

Caitlin Burritt

Caitlin Burritt

Speaker

Caitlin Burritt is a second year MA student in the Holocaust Studies graduate program at the University of Victoria. After completing her BA in Germanic Studies at the University of Victoria, she moved to Dresden, Germany in 2015. Living and teaching in Dresden  inspired her Master’s project, a graphic novel focusing on the relationship between Holocaust memory in Dresden and the city’s response to the Refuge Crisis of 2015. Over the summer she completed the I-witness Holocaust Field School program, as well as a research practicum at the Ravensbrück Memorial where she studied artwork made by the prisoners of the Ravensbrück concentration camp.

Students
The Visual Storytelling Colloquium and Workshop aims to facillitate dialogue and exchange of ideas between students from Canada, Germany and Israel.
Lorraine Dumont

Lorraine Dumont

Aix-Marseille Université

Lorraine Dumont is a PhD student at the Centre d’Études et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires (CERIC) in Aix-Marseille University. Her PhD is entitled “Theories of Justice and International Human Rights Law.” It concerns an analysis of the political and philosophical conceptions hidden in the jurisprudence of the International Human Rights Law. Additionally, Lorraine is a case manager at the Legal Clinic of International Human Rights Law (Clinic AixGlobalJustice), at the Law Faculty of Aix-en-Provence. Finally, she is the president of the Aix-en-Provence Section of the Association Française pour les Nations Unies (AFNU).

Eugenia Patta

Eugenia Patta

University of the Aegean

Eugenia Patta received her BA in History and Archaeology from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Once she finished her M. ED at the University of the Aegean, Eugenia began her PhD  in Education Sciences at the University of the Aegean. She is a member of the support group of the Laboratory of Research on Practical and Applied Philosophy (L.R.P.A.Ph.) of the University of the Aegean and she is participating in the project “Philosophical Objects.”

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