During the “initiation” young people in Budapest, Madrid, Nottingham, Paris will work together with artists to taste different forms of art and learn some basic techniques about each artistical form.
The aim is to integrate some artistical skills to the participants’ creativity/self-expression system in order to give them the capacity to adopt one or more artistical form to reshape their political/social/ecological issues that they are interesting in.

In Paris, we organized diverse forms of artistical workshops in order to let the participants to choose the suitable form for them.

Serigraphy's workshop

The artist explained to the participants the role of the screen printing in the underground activism.
then he showed some examples of screen printing, then he explained basic techniques of the screen printing.
then he asked to the participants to create simple patterns in the tissue paper and to add their name on it.
finally all the participants tried to print their patterns and name with the help of the artist on a tote bag.

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 have been developed and shown in the amphitheatre in the Exposition of Grands Voisins 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.

Affiche engage's workshop

We wanted to transmit to the participants the skill of creating political tracts and
posters to pass their own political opinions. The second aim is to encourage the Residents to
express themselves about their lives in the Grands Voisins.

We pinned the photos that taken during the photography workshop (19th of June) by the participants one the wall of the Maison des Médecins. We added the words of the abece-darium of the Grands Voisins then, the participants have been asked to associate a word to a picture
then, they have been asked to write a text about a word of the abecedarium: it could be
a short text or a slogan, They could also mix photography, abecedarium’s word and text.

 

Postal cards' workshop

We suggested the participants to create postal cards using asking questions to to whom it may concern about the Grands voisins or about what they want to ask. For example the participants asked :
« What is the meaning of the word « Work »for you ? », « Whom would you like to hide from ? ».

They also wrote more specifically questions about the Grands voisins :
«Summer 2017 : what will be the program for the Grands Voisins ? ». After, we asked to the participants to find images in the magazines that we offered them, or in the photos taken by them during the workshop of photography (19th of June) to illustrate their questions. Killian proposed to the participants to use letters stamps to write the questions to give the postal cards a good look!

Collage' workshop

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 it, 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,,, etc ,then each participants did the cut and paste to create those shapes!

Then we had the mission of mixing five photos together; each participant chose five photos and made one photo out of the five.

Then we had the mission of mixing different photos together: each participant chose a photo of landscape, photo of person and photo of an object and made one photo out of the three photos.

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

 

 

Sculpture's workshop

The sculpture artist “Diop” started by describing what are we going to do, the target is creating an artisitcal sculpture piece on a board of word of cartoon that has African flavor.

The African theme has been chosen because the majority of the participants are originally African so it will be easy for them to create something related to their culture.

Theatre's workshop

We began the session inside the « Maison des Médecins » by standing up, in a circle, with a brief exercice of breath. Then the first part of the session was dedicated to exercices of initiation to « theatral walk » and « un-mechanization ».

Then the focus was made on exercices involving the body and the consciousness of it. We proposed different theatral activities having as common the creation of « human statues ».

The last part of the session was dedicated to the cration of small scenes, in 2 groups (5 in each), around the words of the alphabet primer.

 

+ Paris

In Paris, we organized diverse forms of artistical workshops in order to let the participants to choose the suitable form for them.

Serigraphy's workshop

The artist explained to the participants the role of the screen printing in the underground activism.
then he showed some examples of screen printing, then he explained basic techniques of the screen printing.
then he asked to the participants to create simple patterns in the tissue paper and to add their name on it.
finally all the participants tried to print their patterns and name with the help of the artist on a tote bag.

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 have been developed and shown in the amphitheatre in the Exposition of Grands Voisins 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.

Affiche engage's workshop

We wanted to transmit to the participants the skill of creating political tracts and
posters to pass their own political opinions. The second aim is to encourage the Residents to
express themselves about their lives in the Grands Voisins.

We pinned the photos that taken during the photography workshop (19th of June) by the participants one the wall of the Maison des Médecins. We added the words of the abece-darium of the Grands Voisins then, the participants have been asked to associate a word to a picture
then, they have been asked to write a text about a word of the abecedarium: it could be
a short text or a slogan, They could also mix photography, abecedarium’s word and text.

 

Postal cards' workshop

We suggested the participants to create postal cards using asking questions to to whom it may concern about the Grands voisins or about what they want to ask. For example the participants asked :
« What is the meaning of the word « Work »for you ? », « Whom would you like to hide from ? ».

They also wrote more specifically questions about the Grands voisins :
«Summer 2017 : what will be the program for the Grands Voisins ? ». After, we asked to the participants to find images in the magazines that we offered them, or in the photos taken by them during the workshop of photography (19th of June) to illustrate their questions. Killian proposed to the participants to use letters stamps to write the questions to give the postal cards a good look!

Collage' workshop

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 it, 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,,, etc ,then each participants did the cut and paste to create those shapes!

Then we had the mission of mixing five photos together; each participant chose five photos and made one photo out of the five.

Then we had the mission of mixing different photos together: each participant chose a photo of landscape, photo of person and photo of an object and made one photo out of the three photos.

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

 

 

Sculpture's workshop

The sculpture artist “Diop” started by describing what are we going to do, the target is creating an artisitcal sculpture piece on a board of word of cartoon that has African flavor.

The African theme has been chosen because the majority of the participants are originally African so it will be easy for them to create something related to their culture.

Theatre's workshop

We began the session inside the « Maison des Médecins » by standing up, in a circle, with a brief exercice of breath. Then the first part of the session was dedicated to exercices of initiation to « theatral walk » and « un-mechanization ».

Then the focus was made on exercices involving the body and the consciousness of it. We proposed different theatral activities having as common the creation of « human statues ».

The last part of the session was dedicated to the cration of small scenes, in 2 groups (5 in each), around the words of the alphabet primer.

 

+ Madrid
+ Nottingham
+ Budapest

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