Principal Investigator: Kerstin Fischer
Co-PIs: Oliver Niebuhr, Søren Wind Eskildsen, Maria Alm
PostDoc: Maria V. aus der Wieschen
Assistants: Emanuelly Karla de Santana, Selina Sara Eisenberger
Web content: Sascha Steinhoff
Facebook page: Cross Culture Forum
About the Project
The Cross Culture Forum is a project funded by BHJ Fonden with the aim to collect observations on intercultural differences and communication problems in the Danish-German border region, to structure and organize these observations and to give knowledge back to the community in the form of a quiz. At the heart of the project lies a Facebook page that provides a platform for the discussion of aspects of culture in Denmark and in Germany, and it addresses everyone who has observed some intercultural differences between the two cultures, for instance, because they live or commute across the border, or who can just contribute cultural knowledge. The projects aim is to increase cultural awareness and to facilitate the dialogue between Danes and Germans.
Concretely, we post one topic per week to initiate a discussion on some interculturally relevant topic on which participants may comment and share their own experience. The forum is interactive, and participants are invited to send topic suggestions for further discussion. A topic suggestion can be either a general cultural observation, a specific situation participants experienced and would like to share and hear others' opinions on, or a question about the other culture.
The Cross Culture Forum is trilingual and participants are welcome to contribute in German, Danish and English, whichever language they are most comfortable with.
Maria aus der Wieschen presents Border regions and social media to students of the Business College Syd (April 2018).
Maria aus der Wieschen implements a quiz on Danish/German stereotypes (April 2018).