There were workshops in the fours locations of the project: Budapest, Madrid, Nottingham and Paris offering a chance to take part in the different phases of the project:
Ideas bank: collecting ideas that matter: what do you want to change in society?
Initiation to artivism: who are the artivists? What social political problems did they deal with and how? Make your own artivist campaign! Use art to point to an issue that bothers you, something you want to change.

What we did in Paris?

We did many/diverse activities, here is a brief description about the activities that we did according to the timeline:

The Festival of Grands-Voisins

The event took a place on the 4th of march

We were ready, and we had several shopping carts, each one has unique identity, we had the feminine shopping cart by Vera, The reading shopping cart by Lily and Laura, The vegan shopping cart by Anais, the masculine shopping cart by Mena and other shopping carts.

to see some more,,, please follow us on Instagram

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The going out with a camera

on the 30th of march we went out for a walk the participants in the neighborhood that we work/live in.

and we took photos during the walk then we discussed about those photos together and shared our ideas.

The open debates

in April and May we also organized several open-discussion sessions with the participants to give them the opportunity to express themselves freely.

The ideas-extracting workshops

We organized 3 sessions with solid program:

1.The ABCD session: it took a place pm the 30 of April, it was about expressing the most important issues according the participants using the random letters of the Alphabet.

2.The stereotypes and prejudice session: it was a walk-through educational workshop for better understanding about how it “stereotypes and prejudice” works

3.The ABCD session version²: we found that the first version was fine, that’s why we applied the same concept but in different form/method and enhanced activites.

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Photography's workshop

First, we selected terms that came out during debriefing with participants (such as “community”, “anonymous”, “pride”, “work”, etc.). Then, the aim was to take pictures in Les Grands Voisins in order to make a small documentary based on one of the terms that inspired us the most. The photos will be developed and shown in the amphitheatre on 30 June. Simultaneously, there was also a self-portraits workshop, with a stand-up camera and a remote control allowing us to take photos ourselves.

 

Sculpture's workshop

The sculpture artist explained to the participants the characteristics required in any artistical product about the African culture; the colors and the shapes, the colors should be very vibrant, with strong tune and the shapes are simple, and came from African natural.
then we used all the material around us and integrated it in the product, for example, some used some pieces of wood, others used some leafs of tree and some used some pieces of cartoon papers!
We also had “normal material” and tools.
with the professional guide of the Artist the participants did nice artworks.

Theatre's workshop

We began the session by exercising some activities like « theatrical walk » and « un-mechanization ».

For example, one of the exercise was to walk on the room and adopt, individually, a recognizable way of walking When everyone had found there walk, the moderator says a name, and everyone had to follow the person who was called, and adopt his/her way of walking, then came back to there own walk,

Later during this afternoon, the focus was made on exercises involving the body and the consciousness of it. We proposed different theatrical activities having as common the creation of « human statues ».

Step by step, the exercices focused more and more towards the « abecedaire » themes, and to our final goal : how to connect theatre with artivism. Some final statues where, for exemple, the « illustration » of gathering, loneliness, anonymity… Then we discussed about the different productions of this second phase of the workshop.

Finally, the last part of the session was dedicated to the cration of small scenes around the words of the alphabet primer. We let the first group choose their theme between « work » or « anonymity » ; and the second between « gathering » or « community ».

The instruction was to create a small scene started with this idea of « gathering » or « anonymity ». The only request was to not Finnish the scene, because the other group will have to find an end and reproduce the entire scene, from A (reproducing the same beginning) to Z.

Collage's workshop

Before starting this workshop, we brought big amount of magazines from all kinds, to give the participants the opportunity to have dozens of the options!

The artist began the session by asking the participants to chose the collage mission, there was a jar that contains folded pieces of paper with different numbers and another jar with folded pieces of paper inside, with different human’s body parties written in. then the participants picked two pieces of paper “or more”, one from each jar, for example: 3 eyes and 2 mouths,,, ect ,then each participants did the cut and paste to create those shapes!

 

Then the collage artist asked the participants to try to transmit an idea with rules-free of using any photos in all the magazine.

Finally we pinned all the products of the participants on the wall and everyone explained his/her work to the others.

What we did in Madrid?

soon

soon

+ Paris

What we did in Paris?

We did many/diverse activities, here is a brief description about the activities that we did according to the timeline:

The Festival of Grands-Voisins

The event took a place on the 4th of march

We were ready, and we had several shopping carts, each one has unique identity, we had the feminine shopping cart by Vera, The reading shopping cart by Lily and Laura, The vegan shopping cart by Anais, the masculine shopping cart by Mena and other shopping carts.

to see some more,,, please follow us on Instagram

. . .
. . .

The going out with a camera

on the 30th of march we went out for a walk the participants in the neighborhood that we work/live in.

and we took photos during the walk then we discussed about those photos together and shared our ideas.

The open debates

in April and May we also organized several open-discussion sessions with the participants to give them the opportunity to express themselves freely.

The ideas-extracting workshops

We organized 3 sessions with solid program:

1.The ABCD session: it took a place pm the 30 of April, it was about expressing the most important issues according the participants using the random letters of the Alphabet.

2.The stereotypes and prejudice session: it was a walk-through educational workshop for better understanding about how it “stereotypes and prejudice” works

3.The ABCD session version²: we found that the first version was fine, that’s why we applied the same concept but in different form/method and enhanced activites.

. . .

Photography's workshop

First, we selected terms that came out during debriefing with participants (such as “community”, “anonymous”, “pride”, “work”, etc.). Then, the aim was to take pictures in Les Grands Voisins in order to make a small documentary based on one of the terms that inspired us the most. The photos will be developed and shown in the amphitheatre on 30 June. Simultaneously, there was also a self-portraits workshop, with a stand-up camera and a remote control allowing us to take photos ourselves.

 

Sculpture's workshop

The sculpture artist explained to the participants the characteristics required in any artistical product about the African culture; the colors and the shapes, the colors should be very vibrant, with strong tune and the shapes are simple, and came from African natural.
then we used all the material around us and integrated it in the product, for example, some used some pieces of wood, others used some leafs of tree and some used some pieces of cartoon papers!
We also had “normal material” and tools.
with the professional guide of the Artist the participants did nice artworks.

Theatre's workshop

We began the session by exercising some activities like « theatrical walk » and « un-mechanization ».

For example, one of the exercise was to walk on the room and adopt, individually, a recognizable way of walking When everyone had found there walk, the moderator says a name, and everyone had to follow the person who was called, and adopt his/her way of walking, then came back to there own walk,

Later during this afternoon, the focus was made on exercises involving the body and the consciousness of it. We proposed different theatrical activities having as common the creation of « human statues ».

Step by step, the exercices focused more and more towards the « abecedaire » themes, and to our final goal : how to connect theatre with artivism. Some final statues where, for exemple, the « illustration » of gathering, loneliness, anonymity… Then we discussed about the different productions of this second phase of the workshop.

Finally, the last part of the session was dedicated to the cration of small scenes around the words of the alphabet primer. We let the first group choose their theme between « work » or « anonymity » ; and the second between « gathering » or « community ».

The instruction was to create a small scene started with this idea of « gathering » or « anonymity ». The only request was to not Finnish the scene, because the other group will have to find an end and reproduce the entire scene, from A (reproducing the same beginning) to Z.

Collage's workshop

Before starting this workshop, we brought big amount of magazines from all kinds, to give the participants the opportunity to have dozens of the options!

The artist began the session by asking the participants to chose the collage mission, there was a jar that contains folded pieces of paper with different numbers and another jar with folded pieces of paper inside, with different human’s body parties written in. then the participants picked two pieces of paper “or more”, one from each jar, for example: 3 eyes and 2 mouths,,, ect ,then each participants did the cut and paste to create those shapes!

 

Then the collage artist asked the participants to try to transmit an idea with rules-free of using any photos in all the magazine.

Finally we pinned all the products of the participants on the wall and everyone explained his/her work to the others.

+ Madrid

What we did in Madrid?

+ Nottingham

soon

+ Budapest

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Discussion on gender

One of the main problems highlighted as a result of urban overruns was the question of how women feel in public spaces and what problems they often face. To debate all these issues, we invited in April, 2017, Ignacio Moreno Segarra. One of the aspects discussed was, women in politics

The Artivism Project visits the Forum of Urban Violence in Madrid (19-20 April, 2017)

Our young people were invited by the Madrid City Council to take part in the workshops and talks of the forum on urban violence. In the event they were able to hear and see experiences of intervention in the public space of countries like Colombia, Uruguay, India, Guatemala, etc.

Athens conference of the ESE, 29.08-01.09.2017: ( (Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities

The UCM team presented a paper on the mayor sociological event, the Conference of the European Sociological Association. We talked about artivism through theatre. It was a good possibility to attract the attention of our partners from Russia, Greece and other countries to our project.

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