After getting the ideas from our participants,, we decided to focus on some ideas and explore them deeply and discover the depth and the dimensions of the selected ideas!

During the phase of collecting the ideas we noticed that many of the participants were very interesting in the subjects which related to (EqualityGenderSexismRights )

So we decided to organize a conference about “An intercultural look to the men and women” in order to going further in our journey of exploration.


 

The invitation:


 

The speakers:

Rokhaya Diallo, journalist, writer, award-winning filmmaker and activist
http://www.rokhayadiallo.com/

Grace Ly, blogger and writer
http://lapetitebanane.com/

Adama Anotho, Artistical director of« Nothing but the Wax »
http://nothingbutthewax.com/

Coumba Samaké, Member of the group  “Feminists against the cyber harassment”
https://feministesvscyberh.tumblr.com/

Anne Delenne, Anthropologist and animator of the association elan interculturel


 

The Conference:

In Madrid, the first phase consisted of generating ideas through interactive methodology, the so called ideas marathon via Twitter where young people of the age between 18 and 28 years old, were invited to upload photos and leave comments about the urban space they inhabit under the following core questions: What are the social and political issues, problems that they feel relevant? How do young people feel about public space? What current urban/social conflictivity do they perceive?

The hashtags we used was called #lasmilyunacarasdelaciudad.

After this first phase, the participants had to choose an area of Madrid where they made walks observing the surroundings, taking interviews, images and videos trying to deepen in the problems previously detected.

These urban walks were followed by brief discussions where we focused on the following aspects: (re)discover citizenship, engage with communities, discuss issues of relevance to their daily-life.

After discovering that one of the main problems that our young people are worried about was the organization of public space and its repercussion on social dynamics, we decided to organize a seminar with the young architect, Marta Kayser. The event took place during the Joint Training Meeting, 02.06.2017, so this way our Artivism partners had the opportunity to witness and also to take part in the debates.

Kayser shared with us her ideas about the importance of the urban design as a tool for social transformation. He focused on the urban actions for human urbanism.

 

Welfare

It’s a social perception related to stability and confort. To reach this goal inside a society it’s important to develop public politics who aim to renforce it, like increasing the investiments related to education, health and investigative sections. A new society with high levels of welfare and wellness would have such a stronger social cohesion; on the contrary, conflicts’ generation seem to be almost impossible to avoid.

Group

According to RAE dictionary:

  1. Related to a group of people adj.
  2. Something able to get together or collect
  3. A group created for professional, working reasons

Drawing

It’s a process which aims to find esthetic and creative solutions to any kind of problem. Analyzing the situation by an urbanistic point of view, it has a really important role. Besides a right territorial perspective, with appropriately designed spaces, is foundamental for a society which would like to feel part of its own space.

Public Space

We talk about streets, spaces and roads, as even public buildings ( libraries, schools, universities, hospitals, stations, temporary agencies ), gardens, parks and other spaces. The main impact related to this space has the goal to create a contest to facilitate the social cohesion and to declare an unique and defined enviroment.

Social Fissure

There’s a situation like this when two or more social groups have hindering positions to keep stable a certain kind of cohesion. This kind of contrast is usually determined by political reasons and its size can be different- If it’s huge it should also give rise to civil wars ( have a look to the contrast between Popoular and National Front during the Secon Republic which unleashed the Civil War in Spain ).

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/957742lafisurasocialquemarcoelvoto

 

Gentrification
http://www.eldiario.es/madrid/gentrificacionMadridacabarconvertidoturistas_0_617688316.html
Home Assassement

It’s a concept which refers to a space which should be inhabited. To be considered as such it needs to have a wide range of minimal requirements, as for example health standards, size or also its acoustics. An inabithed spaces growth should increase the territorial social identification.

Individual

The word individual has a Latin origin related to someone who should be vivid. In this case we can use this word in relation to something abstract or concrete; for example, those people who behave for themselves or following their own principles, without caring about social rules.

Young People

Youthness is included between childhood and adulthood, where the people grow in all their life  aspects, from formal knowledge to social capabilities. A contest which inspire this learning process, promoting certain kind of activities to improve the social relations among young people and other social groups in a good designed space.

Occupy

The movement OCCUPY is a social movement which brings temporary or permanent unoccupied areas and empty flats, even if they are vacant for one hour, with the main goal to use them as housings, lairs, farming lands, meeting places or squats with social, political or cultural aims.

 

Urban Painting

Urbanism has to be intended as a « blans painting » where you can take a final project and changes which can improve the lifestyle and quality of all the inhabitants in a certain area.

Multigenerational

In an association there are many people who needs to live together and who need to share a common space between different generations. Their needs are different among each others : it’s impossible to compare the ones between a babies and teenagers, or adults and elderly men. Any generation claims its own urban space, than urbanism needs to find a sort of avarage pointto satisfy the majority of needs without damage the rest, finding the best possible harmony among all the members.

 

Nature

http://www.lincolninst.edu/publications/articles/lanaturalezalasciudades

Children

The New Generations chart is effectively important to plan an urban project. Children are the most wheakest group inside the society and they need a space to develop their social skills without running any kind of unuseful risk.

The research of arranged spaces for all the generations always needs to find a sort of balance with the rest of society, also considering special needs of minors.

 

Urban order

Space order is a difficult process in which many social agents are usually involved. Some of them should be: nobody is the owner, the entrepreneurs responsible for organizing the process, the city in which the will be the project nad the political istitution to deal with.

Public

It’s everything related to the governament in all its different levels. A fair public administration , from the space to all the goods and services, should guarantee wellness and a well organized social cohesion.

Complaint

 

City recovering

To Rehabilitate damaged and ruined urban spaces is fundamental to keep a high level of livability in a certain territory. All the spaces which should be somehow recovered have the big chance to improve the key points to let the people adapting to a new kind of society.

 

Safeness

Safeness is a kind of perception which led to a society acting its criterya with self-confidence and satisfaction, without fear to be overcame by the others. Safeness is also certainty and clarity. Another idea about this concept describes safeness as a kind of alibi for freedom and watchfulness in a society as a sort of unacceptable interruption of citizens’ rights.

https://www.metromadrid.es/es/conocenos/proyectos_en_marcha/Proyectos_IDi/Proyecto05

Territory

It’s an area belonging to a country, region, province etc. It’s undertaken to jurisdictional cryteria and to the components of the same building without any bond among each other. It’s between the three power pillars and we should say that it’s impossible to have citizens to run if there’s no territory to run.

 

Urbanism

According to RAE dictionary :

  1. Ensemble of knowledge and informations related to the cities planning and development.
  2. Organization and order of buildings and spaces inside a city.
  3. Gathering and distribution of people in the cities.

 

Neighborhood

It’s one of the smallest shapes of collective. Usually, it consists in putting together people whom main harmonizer point is determined by the same economical level, increasing the risk of hinders and contrasts in the inside. The problems and, at the same time, the solutions to find among people living at the same floor are a good starting point  to find and solve problems at an higher level.

WiFi

Thanks to the TIC coming, nowadays citizens have the opportunity to enjoy and use better quality technological services. Popularization of public wifi areas in the main cities exponentially increased the citizens’ attention for mobile phones, impoverishing relations with people in the surroundings.

Xenofobia

It’s an irrational fear or strangers.

 

Juxtaposition social

It verifies when a population is united and close. As much this juxtaposition is big, as much cohexstistence of people is going to be stronger inside the society.

Green Area

In this case, we talk about parks, gardens and all the other open spaces where the citizen can directly keep in contact with nature. Their growth inside the cities is essential and it’s going to improve their capacities and to find a meeting point among the people.

http://www.madrid.es/portales/munimadrid/es/Inicio/ElAyuntamiento/Estadistica/Areasdeinformacionestadistica/Territorioclimatologiaymedioambiente/Territorio/Zonasverdesyespacios

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Green Areas
Son los parques, jardines y demásentornosdonde el ciudadanopuedeinteractuar con la naturaleza de una forma directa. Su desarrollo en las ciudades es imprescindible, ya que fomenta la habitabilidad de las mismas y proporcionapuntos de encuentro a la sociedad.

http://www.madrid.es/portales/munimadrid/es/Inicio/ElAyuntamiento/Estadistica/Areasdeinformacionestadistica/Territorioclimatologiaymedioambiente/Territorio/Zonasverdesyespacios

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Nottingham started the IO1 which was developed through an urban walk inviting young people to visit a particular area of Nottingham, Lace Market which is the oldest quarter of the city as a key space to understand the social divisions of the city. This perspective lead to the discussion on issues of belonging, citizenship, communities, exclusion, and identity.

 

The topics to trigger a discussion included among others:

Issues of belonging in relation to Nottingham/UK

What public spaces participants recognise as their?

Where participants feel excluded? What are the reasons?

Where do they fell safe/unsafe?

Think about both structural and subtle issues of exclusion and discrimination locally.

Broad areas include:

 

  • education, housing, urban planning, safety & crime, gender, racism, religion, sexual orientation and any other axis of social inequality.
  • What do they think are issues that need to be addressed locally that are not being addressed?
  • What would you like to see in Nottingham (whether a structure, program, funding, local action, etc.), that does not currently exist?

 

In small groups (2 groups of 3 participants and 1 with four participants) they discussed what they observed during the walk and how they related those issues to the areas where they live in Nottingham.

 

After that, the discussion was with the whole group when they presented their different issues. They had some disagreements about a few issues such as lack of green spaces and difficulties to cycle in the city. Mostly they agreed with each other on the issues presented.

 

At that point, we started to register their issues in the white board to create a map of the problems raised. The themes are:

In Budapest through a process of research and study Artemisszió went through different approaches of engaging young people in discussions – the method of walking interview proposed by NTU, the technique of discussion circles that was used by some staff members before – and at the end created a methodology, where the participants passed by different points placed at symbolic spaces of Budapest where activities were offered in relation to special topics (as freedom of speech, migration, poverty, etc.). The final frame was created together with local volunteers who were the hosts at the stations. The ideas about social problems were collected throughout the whole path, but particularly at the start of the game.

We reached young people from diverse backgrounds through the city game, in two levels. The volunteers who prepared the City Game with the staff of Artemisszió were involved in some of our previous groups of different profile, so we had 3 Hungarian youngsters (one of them is a highschool student), 3 international volunteers and interns from Spain, Portugal and Germany and 3 young migrants who are studying/working in Budapest with a long term residence, from Japan, India and Nigeria. The participants of the city game were also very diverse, coming from the universities, from the wider community of Artemisszió and from further on, reached by the facebook event.

 

we had to main question:

“what not to bring with us to the future” and “what we would like to achieve/develop?”

Here is the what we got:

 

What to change: Positive answers – what to aim
Hate speech Communicate better with each other to do things we would like to do for each other
Social Mass institutions Dismissing the gap
Empty flats Have less expectations
Bikelines in bad condition Being more resistent agains deception
Disproportionate wages ethical treatment of aminals
Police state Empathy and patience
Exclusion and marginalisation of the Roma and other ethnicities Democratic controll
Almost impossible to break out of poverty/ „breakaway” of extreme poverty/ poverty common good
Ignor our own rules (democratic values) respect of life
Man inhumanity to man Access to clean water
For all human to live perfect life without suffering gender equality
No difference between the colors of people no oppression 2x
To inculate the feeling of „otherness” the widest possible mobility
Hatred among communities equal rights
Selfishness free education/ Access to education
Stop hate and fight things you dont understand mutual respect towards each other
intolerance childrens right
Wasting edible food reform consumerism
Being dicks with each other Communicate better with each other to do things we would like to do for each other
Ignorance Dismissing the gap
Pollution 3x (environmental) Have less expectations
unnecessary anger Being more resistent agains deception
Conscious deception ethical treatment of aminals
Corruption 4x Empathy and patience
Smog (air pollution) Democratic controll
human traficking common good
fear of differences respect of life
lack of social support Access to clean water
lack of compassion and equality gender equality
Homeless people are not treated as human beings 2x no oppression 2x
Inhuman treatment of asylium seekers the widest possible mobility
Education system is collapsing with the new legislation equal rights
Homophobia 2x free education/ Access to education
+ Paris

After getting the ideas from our participants,, we decided to focus on some ideas and explore them deeply and discover the depth and the dimensions of the selected ideas!

During the phase of collecting the ideas we noticed that many of the participants were very interesting in the subjects which related to (EqualityGenderSexismRights )

So we decided to organize a conference about “An intercultural look to the men and women” in order to going further in our journey of exploration.


 

The invitation:


 

The speakers:

Rokhaya Diallo, journalist, writer, award-winning filmmaker and activist
http://www.rokhayadiallo.com/

Grace Ly, blogger and writer
http://lapetitebanane.com/

Adama Anotho, Artistical director of« Nothing but the Wax »
http://nothingbutthewax.com/

Coumba Samaké, Member of the group  “Feminists against the cyber harassment”
https://feministesvscyberh.tumblr.com/

Anne Delenne, Anthropologist and animator of the association elan interculturel


 

The Conference:

+ Madrid

In Madrid, the first phase consisted of generating ideas through interactive methodology, the so called ideas marathon via Twitter where young people of the age between 18 and 28 years old, were invited to upload photos and leave comments about the urban space they inhabit under the following core questions: What are the social and political issues, problems that they feel relevant? How do young people feel about public space? What current urban/social conflictivity do they perceive?

The hashtags we used was called #lasmilyunacarasdelaciudad.

After this first phase, the participants had to choose an area of Madrid where they made walks observing the surroundings, taking interviews, images and videos trying to deepen in the problems previously detected.

These urban walks were followed by brief discussions where we focused on the following aspects: (re)discover citizenship, engage with communities, discuss issues of relevance to their daily-life.

After discovering that one of the main problems that our young people are worried about was the organization of public space and its repercussion on social dynamics, we decided to organize a seminar with the young architect, Marta Kayser. The event took place during the Joint Training Meeting, 02.06.2017, so this way our Artivism partners had the opportunity to witness and also to take part in the debates.

Kayser shared with us her ideas about the importance of the urban design as a tool for social transformation. He focused on the urban actions for human urbanism.

 

Welfare

It’s a social perception related to stability and confort. To reach this goal inside a society it’s important to develop public politics who aim to renforce it, like increasing the investiments related to education, health and investigative sections. A new society with high levels of welfare and wellness would have such a stronger social cohesion; on the contrary, conflicts’ generation seem to be almost impossible to avoid.

Group

According to RAE dictionary:

  1. Related to a group of people adj.
  2. Something able to get together or collect
  3. A group created for professional, working reasons

Drawing

It’s a process which aims to find esthetic and creative solutions to any kind of problem. Analyzing the situation by an urbanistic point of view, it has a really important role. Besides a right territorial perspective, with appropriately designed spaces, is foundamental for a society which would like to feel part of its own space.

Public Space

We talk about streets, spaces and roads, as even public buildings ( libraries, schools, universities, hospitals, stations, temporary agencies ), gardens, parks and other spaces. The main impact related to this space has the goal to create a contest to facilitate the social cohesion and to declare an unique and defined enviroment.

Social Fissure

There’s a situation like this when two or more social groups have hindering positions to keep stable a certain kind of cohesion. This kind of contrast is usually determined by political reasons and its size can be different- If it’s huge it should also give rise to civil wars ( have a look to the contrast between Popoular and National Front during the Secon Republic which unleashed the Civil War in Spain ).

http://www.lanacion.com.ar/957742lafisurasocialquemarcoelvoto

 

Gentrification
http://www.eldiario.es/madrid/gentrificacionMadridacabarconvertidoturistas_0_617688316.html
Home Assassement

It’s a concept which refers to a space which should be inhabited. To be considered as such it needs to have a wide range of minimal requirements, as for example health standards, size or also its acoustics. An inabithed spaces growth should increase the territorial social identification.

Individual

The word individual has a Latin origin related to someone who should be vivid. In this case we can use this word in relation to something abstract or concrete; for example, those people who behave for themselves or following their own principles, without caring about social rules.

Young People

Youthness is included between childhood and adulthood, where the people grow in all their life  aspects, from formal knowledge to social capabilities. A contest which inspire this learning process, promoting certain kind of activities to improve the social relations among young people and other social groups in a good designed space.

Occupy

The movement OCCUPY is a social movement which brings temporary or permanent unoccupied areas and empty flats, even if they are vacant for one hour, with the main goal to use them as housings, lairs, farming lands, meeting places or squats with social, political or cultural aims.

 

Urban Painting

Urbanism has to be intended as a « blans painting » where you can take a final project and changes which can improve the lifestyle and quality of all the inhabitants in a certain area.

Multigenerational

In an association there are many people who needs to live together and who need to share a common space between different generations. Their needs are different among each others : it’s impossible to compare the ones between a babies and teenagers, or adults and elderly men. Any generation claims its own urban space, than urbanism needs to find a sort of avarage pointto satisfy the majority of needs without damage the rest, finding the best possible harmony among all the members.

 

Nature

http://www.lincolninst.edu/publications/articles/lanaturalezalasciudades

Children

The New Generations chart is effectively important to plan an urban project. Children are the most wheakest group inside the society and they need a space to develop their social skills without running any kind of unuseful risk.

The research of arranged spaces for all the generations always needs to find a sort of balance with the rest of society, also considering special needs of minors.

 

Urban order

Space order is a difficult process in which many social agents are usually involved. Some of them should be: nobody is the owner, the entrepreneurs responsible for organizing the process, the city in which the will be the project nad the political istitution to deal with.

Public

It’s everything related to the governament in all its different levels. A fair public administration , from the space to all the goods and services, should guarantee wellness and a well organized social cohesion.

Complaint

 

City recovering

To Rehabilitate damaged and ruined urban spaces is fundamental to keep a high level of livability in a certain territory. All the spaces which should be somehow recovered have the big chance to improve the key points to let the people adapting to a new kind of society.

 

Safeness

Safeness is a kind of perception which led to a society acting its criterya with self-confidence and satisfaction, without fear to be overcame by the others. Safeness is also certainty and clarity. Another idea about this concept describes safeness as a kind of alibi for freedom and watchfulness in a society as a sort of unacceptable interruption of citizens’ rights.

https://www.metromadrid.es/es/conocenos/proyectos_en_marcha/Proyectos_IDi/Proyecto05

Territory

It’s an area belonging to a country, region, province etc. It’s undertaken to jurisdictional cryteria and to the components of the same building without any bond among each other. It’s between the three power pillars and we should say that it’s impossible to have citizens to run if there’s no territory to run.

 

Urbanism

According to RAE dictionary :

  1. Ensemble of knowledge and informations related to the cities planning and development.
  2. Organization and order of buildings and spaces inside a city.
  3. Gathering and distribution of people in the cities.

 

Neighborhood

It’s one of the smallest shapes of collective. Usually, it consists in putting together people whom main harmonizer point is determined by the same economical level, increasing the risk of hinders and contrasts in the inside. The problems and, at the same time, the solutions to find among people living at the same floor are a good starting point  to find and solve problems at an higher level.

WiFi

Thanks to the TIC coming, nowadays citizens have the opportunity to enjoy and use better quality technological services. Popularization of public wifi areas in the main cities exponentially increased the citizens’ attention for mobile phones, impoverishing relations with people in the surroundings.

Xenofobia

It’s an irrational fear or strangers.

 

Juxtaposition social

It verifies when a population is united and close. As much this juxtaposition is big, as much cohexstistence of people is going to be stronger inside the society.

Green Area

In this case, we talk about parks, gardens and all the other open spaces where the citizen can directly keep in contact with nature. Their growth inside the cities is essential and it’s going to improve their capacities and to find a meeting point among the people.

http://www.madrid.es/portales/munimadrid/es/Inicio/ElAyuntamiento/Estadistica/Areasdeinformacionestadistica/Territorioclimatologiaymedioambiente/Territorio/Zonasverdesyespacios

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&vgnextchannel=e59b40ebd232a210VgnVCM1000000b205a0aRCRD

Green Areas
Son los parques, jardines y demásentornosdonde el ciudadanopuedeinteractuar con la naturaleza de una forma directa. Su desarrollo en las ciudades es imprescindible, ya que fomenta la habitabilidad de las mismas y proporcionapuntos de encuentro a la sociedad.

http://www.madrid.es/portales/munimadrid/es/Inicio/ElAyuntamiento/Estadistica/Areasdeinformacionestadistica/Territorioclimatologiaymedioambiente/Territorio/Zonasverdesyespacios

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&vgnextchannel=e59b40ebd232a110VgnVCM1000000b205a0aRCRD

+ Nottingham

Nottingham started the IO1 which was developed through an urban walk inviting young people to visit a particular area of Nottingham, Lace Market which is the oldest quarter of the city as a key space to understand the social divisions of the city. This perspective lead to the discussion on issues of belonging, citizenship, communities, exclusion, and identity.

 

The topics to trigger a discussion included among others:

Issues of belonging in relation to Nottingham/UK

What public spaces participants recognise as their?

Where participants feel excluded? What are the reasons?

Where do they fell safe/unsafe?

Think about both structural and subtle issues of exclusion and discrimination locally.

Broad areas include:

 

  • education, housing, urban planning, safety & crime, gender, racism, religion, sexual orientation and any other axis of social inequality.
  • What do they think are issues that need to be addressed locally that are not being addressed?
  • What would you like to see in Nottingham (whether a structure, program, funding, local action, etc.), that does not currently exist?

 

In small groups (2 groups of 3 participants and 1 with four participants) they discussed what they observed during the walk and how they related those issues to the areas where they live in Nottingham.

 

After that, the discussion was with the whole group when they presented their different issues. They had some disagreements about a few issues such as lack of green spaces and difficulties to cycle in the city. Mostly they agreed with each other on the issues presented.

 

At that point, we started to register their issues in the white board to create a map of the problems raised. The themes are:

+ Budapest

In Budapest through a process of research and study Artemisszió went through different approaches of engaging young people in discussions – the method of walking interview proposed by NTU, the technique of discussion circles that was used by some staff members before – and at the end created a methodology, where the participants passed by different points placed at symbolic spaces of Budapest where activities were offered in relation to special topics (as freedom of speech, migration, poverty, etc.). The final frame was created together with local volunteers who were the hosts at the stations. The ideas about social problems were collected throughout the whole path, but particularly at the start of the game.

We reached young people from diverse backgrounds through the city game, in two levels. The volunteers who prepared the City Game with the staff of Artemisszió were involved in some of our previous groups of different profile, so we had 3 Hungarian youngsters (one of them is a highschool student), 3 international volunteers and interns from Spain, Portugal and Germany and 3 young migrants who are studying/working in Budapest with a long term residence, from Japan, India and Nigeria. The participants of the city game were also very diverse, coming from the universities, from the wider community of Artemisszió and from further on, reached by the facebook event.

 

we had to main question:

“what not to bring with us to the future” and “what we would like to achieve/develop?”

Here is the what we got:

 

What to change: Positive answers – what to aim
Hate speech Communicate better with each other to do things we would like to do for each other
Social Mass institutions Dismissing the gap
Empty flats Have less expectations
Bikelines in bad condition Being more resistent agains deception
Disproportionate wages ethical treatment of aminals
Police state Empathy and patience
Exclusion and marginalisation of the Roma and other ethnicities Democratic controll
Almost impossible to break out of poverty/ „breakaway” of extreme poverty/ poverty common good
Ignor our own rules (democratic values) respect of life
Man inhumanity to man Access to clean water
For all human to live perfect life without suffering gender equality
No difference between the colors of people no oppression 2x
To inculate the feeling of „otherness” the widest possible mobility
Hatred among communities equal rights
Selfishness free education/ Access to education
Stop hate and fight things you dont understand mutual respect towards each other
intolerance childrens right
Wasting edible food reform consumerism
Being dicks with each other Communicate better with each other to do things we would like to do for each other
Ignorance Dismissing the gap
Pollution 3x (environmental) Have less expectations
unnecessary anger Being more resistent agains deception
Conscious deception ethical treatment of aminals
Corruption 4x Empathy and patience
Smog (air pollution) Democratic controll
human traficking common good
fear of differences respect of life
lack of social support Access to clean water
lack of compassion and equality gender equality
Homeless people are not treated as human beings 2x no oppression 2x
Inhuman treatment of asylium seekers the widest possible mobility
Education system is collapsing with the new legislation equal rights
Homophobia 2x free education/ Access to education