Rostock, Germany – 2018
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May 19th, 2018 thru July 18th, 2018
On May 19th, 2018, the Ship of Tolerance will be officially inaugurated with a huge party in the city harbor.
After Easter of 2018, in the period from 08th April to 22nd April 2018, a team of carpenters will build the ship in Rostock, Germany. In March, the Russian-American artist, Emilia Kabakov, is expected to come to Rostock where she will attend schools and kindergartens workshops, where children will be painting the ship sails.
The response to the project, Ship of Tolerance, is overwhelming and absolutely positive! Several newspaper articles and small TV reports have been published in a short time.
By April, they will be conducting intensive sailing workshops to design the (estimated) 800 – 1000 ship sails. At this moment, there are more than 250 sails. More than 700 pupils and students of different ages participated, partly physically and mentally handicapped, which represented a great organizational challenge for the small team, but everything works fine, and the children had so much fun:-)
With the Ship of Tolerance, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov want to connect people from different continents, cultures, and identities by actively involving them in the project. Working together should convey the respect for foreign cultures and ideas as well as the acceptance of differences.
The project has already been realized in numerous locations since 2005.