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#ACTLAB -
creative activism laboratory

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#ACTLAB - Creative Activism Laboratory is a long-term educational project for young people from Armenia, Finland, Georgia, Norway and Poland, which consists of three youth exchanges -

1. in Tsakhadzor, Armenia about photography;

2. in Rustavi, Georgia about graffiti, stencils and street art;

3. in Trysil, Norway about podcast-making and digital storytelling.

 

This project is supported by European Commission programme Erasmus+ and the main aim is to raise awareness about human rights issues using various creative and performative arts to stimulate transformative action for the positive social change.

To reach this aim we came we have set the following objectives:

  • To create a comfortable atmosphere without barriers to express oneself;

  • To create a space to talk about the human rights issues existing in our societies and how it affect us;

  • To empower each other to address these issues creatively;

  • To promote activism and campaigning skills through creativity and non-violent action;

  • To gain specific artistic skills (in photography, video-making, graffiti and street art and digital storytelling) and competences to express ourselves creatively;

  • To develop exchanging atmosphere to reflect on cultures, learn more about other cultures, foster intercultural dialogue, learning, and awareness;

  • To create artistic pieces together to address the human rights issues locally and globally;

  • To develop a readiness to act, sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mindset through taking part in organizing local activities and public events

  • To create a multiplying effect by setting up an internet platform to share our work and inspire others;

  • To affirm equality, human rights and democracy as a value of modern society and become equality ambassador

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