Becoming German - a Database
The online database comprises an ever growing collection
of “donated” German childhood memories, which
provide a digital source of information and assistance to
those, who did not have a German childhood and would like
to “become German”.
There are two ways to use the database: either memories of
growing up in Germany can be entered into the database i.e.
“donated” or details of an imaginary childhood
in Germany can be “received”. The childhood memories
which are “received” are compiled from the data
which has been “donated” and represent memories
of a possible German childhood which can then be appropriated
as one’s own.
The more data entries in the database the more accurate the
“received” German childhoods can become. The accuracy
of the database relies on as many individual entries as possible
being collected from various groups of society and regions
To achieve this I went on a walkabout through Germany (see
On the Road) with the
purpose-built Mobile-Info-Module in the summer months of 2005.
The database is currently only in German.
For further information on the project and my curriculum vitae
please refer to the following PDF files:
German - Project Description (286KB)
German - On the Road (231KB)
Moar - Curriculum Vitae (80KB)