About "Journey In/To Harmony"

by Child of Play

JOURNEY INTO HARMONY is an innovative art and culture project enabling mutual understanding and an active common experience between Austrian youth and young refugees. Playing together and  art serve as tools to build mutual trust and open up minds to achieve sustainable and positive value creation. At the heart of the project are fairy-tales from European culture and home countries of the young refugees which are interpreted and illustrated in small scenes, using different creative activities and skills.
The visual results of the art work generated from the project represent a so called “Myriorama. Originally deriving from the 19th century, a Myriorama is a set of illustrated play-cards which children can arrange and re-arrange, creating new and different panoramic images through the countless possibilities of card arrangements.
From the fairy-tales depicted in JOURNEY INTO HARMONY a Myriorama of stories has emerged, reflecting the infinity of cultures and the endless opportunities of respectful and tolerant togetherness.

The project was realized in 2016 in co-operation with Viennese schools (Wiedner Gymnasium, Lernzentrum Walz and Montessori School) and supported by unaccompanied refugees care taking organizations such as SOS Kinderdorf Austria, Wohngemeinschaften der CARITAS and Verein ZEITRAUM – Thank you!

Thank you all children & youth for this co-operation!

Thank you SWIXTBOARD & Kilian Kleinschmidt for introduction the workshops at schools and your network support!

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

British novelist, short story writer, poet and screenwriter / (1916 - 1990)

“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”


Middle Eastern folk tale

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

story added to "1001 Nights" by Antoine Galland

Alice In Wonderland

Novel by Lewis Carroll

The Conference Of The Birds

Sufi poem by Attar of Nishapu

The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs

German fairy tale collected by Brothers Grimm

Layla and Majnun

Persian poem by Nizami Ganjavi

Snow White

German fairy tale published by the Brothers Grimm

The Golden Goose

German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm