During the “artivist campaigns” young people in Budapest, Madrid, Nottingham, Paris will work together with artists to create campaigns that communicate about social, political issues they are interested in and that they had previously explored in the ”Ideas bank” 
The campaigns can use any art form or any combination of art forms. The aim is to engage with the public, more specifically the people who may be actors of change.

The theme is about the residents of the GrandsVoisns and the interaction with their the place they live in, the African flavor was exist in all the activities that we did.

“Les Grands Voisins” is a social initiative ran by a French NGO Aurore, located in an abandoned hospital area, where part of the buildings have been reconverted into residences for people (mostly migrants) in need of accommodation and some spaces are rented out to NGOs and artists.  In the summer of 2017 roughly 600 people live and 1000 people work on the site”

In order to reach this point we had several parallel workshops for preparing main campaign event; and we also had two prior smaller events.

  • Parallel workshops

We launched parallel workshops for Journalism, Poster, Theatre and Short film.  Participants were free to choose in which session they wished to participate and to what art form they wished to contribute

  • Small intro events

From the 1st to the 16th July the Artivist team participated in the exhibition “En herbe et en Béton” at the Galerie des Arts Voisins, where we exposed results of the “initiation to artivism” workshop: collages, photographies and texts prepared by the participants.  The event gave lost of exposure to our work and triggered many reactions mostly from the professionals working on the site.


Our campaign was an interactive course composed of four different stations.

Briefly, we had four stations and during moving from station to other there was an activity in between!  The progress between the four stations was also significant: we started on a spot mainly occupied by the NGOs on the site (mostly frequented by paid, French professionals) and ending the course in the “Maison des Médecins” which is the cultural center of the residents, located well behind the areas commonly frequented by the French staff.

  1. Gathering point and getting to know each-other
  2. Short-film’s station: we screened the short-film that developed by text that written by the residents and also starred by them
  3. The “maison des medecins” Station: The theme African dominated this place, we exposed some testimonies of some of the residents then we performed a traditional African tale on the secret of happiness, which ended with African drum session and dance!
  4. Ending party with invited DJ

 


Station #1:

We started our event in the courtyard of one of the main buildings for NGOs.

We welcomed the audience and the participants to eat and drink some snacks and drinks.

We stared our event by two activities of warming up and knowing the names of the others, then we played an activity illustrating group identity and group dynamics.

 

The Activity in between: we invited participants to walk to the next station, walking together with 2 other persons they know the least or that least resemble them, we asked them to discuss with each other about the first good memory in the site of GrandsVoisins.

 


Station #2:

We screened the short film that based on the text of the residents who were engaged with us, and starred by them.  It’s a 10 minutes short film.

The film was introduced by the director of the film Ivan GONZALES and one of the participants who contributed to the script and also was a main character in the film.

The Activity in between: we invited people to proceed to the next station and discuss what they thought of the film on the way.


Station #3:

In the ground floor, we welcomed visitors with an exhibition showing posters, post cards and texts illustrating life in Les Grands Voisins as the residents perceive it.

 

Credit : Yes We Camp

Click to download: the PDF of the poster  –  the PDF of the flayer of the event PDF

Then we invite all the crowd to join us in the 1st floor and we performed a traditional Senegalese tale about “the secret of happiness”

 

Then we went outside, in front of the building to enjoy dancing at the rhythm African in the fresh air.


Station #4:

we wanted to celebrate the residents who really worked hardly during the last couples of months, therefor we enjoyed together of some music, and we danced once and again.

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The theme is about the residents of the GrandsVoisns and the interaction with their the place they live in, the African flavor was exist in all the activities that we did.

“Les Grands Voisins” is a social initiative ran by a French NGO Aurore, located in an abandoned hospital area, where part of the buildings have been reconverted into residences for people (mostly migrants) in need of accommodation and some spaces are rented out to NGOs and artists.  In the summer of 2017 roughly 600 people live and 1000 people work on the site”

In order to reach this point we had several parallel workshops for preparing main campaign event; and we also had two prior smaller events.

  • Parallel workshops

We launched parallel workshops for Journalism, Poster, Theatre and Short film.  Participants were free to choose in which session they wished to participate and to what art form they wished to contribute

  • Small intro events

From the 1st to the 16th July the Artivist team participated in the exhibition “En herbe et en Béton” at the Galerie des Arts Voisins, where we exposed results of the “initiation to artivism” workshop: collages, photographies and texts prepared by the participants.  The event gave lost of exposure to our work and triggered many reactions mostly from the professionals working on the site.


Our campaign was an interactive course composed of four different stations.

Briefly, we had four stations and during moving from station to other there was an activity in between!  The progress between the four stations was also significant: we started on a spot mainly occupied by the NGOs on the site (mostly frequented by paid, French professionals) and ending the course in the “Maison des Médecins” which is the cultural center of the residents, located well behind the areas commonly frequented by the French staff.

  1. Gathering point and getting to know each-other
  2. Short-film’s station: we screened the short-film that developed by text that written by the residents and also starred by them
  3. The “maison des medecins” Station: The theme African dominated this place, we exposed some testimonies of some of the residents then we performed a traditional African tale on the secret of happiness, which ended with African drum session and dance!
  4. Ending party with invited DJ

 


Station #1:

We started our event in the courtyard of one of the main buildings for NGOs.

We welcomed the audience and the participants to eat and drink some snacks and drinks.

We stared our event by two activities of warming up and knowing the names of the others, then we played an activity illustrating group identity and group dynamics.

 

The Activity in between: we invited participants to walk to the next station, walking together with 2 other persons they know the least or that least resemble them, we asked them to discuss with each other about the first good memory in the site of GrandsVoisins.

 


Station #2:

We screened the short film that based on the text of the residents who were engaged with us, and starred by them.  It’s a 10 minutes short film.

The film was introduced by the director of the film Ivan GONZALES and one of the participants who contributed to the script and also was a main character in the film.

The Activity in between: we invited people to proceed to the next station and discuss what they thought of the film on the way.


Station #3:

In the ground floor, we welcomed visitors with an exhibition showing posters, post cards and texts illustrating life in Les Grands Voisins as the residents perceive it.

 

Credit : Yes We Camp

Click to download: the PDF of the poster  –  the PDF of the flayer of the event PDF

Then we invite all the crowd to join us in the 1st floor and we performed a traditional Senegalese tale about “the secret of happiness”

 

Then we went outside, in front of the building to enjoy dancing at the rhythm African in the fresh air.


Station #4:

we wanted to celebrate the residents who really worked hardly during the last couples of months, therefor we enjoyed together of some music, and we danced once and again.

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Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union