Merging approaches to art and activism
We are looking for people (18–35 y.o.) residing in Ukraine and Germany active in arts, culture and/or civil society.
During two encounters a number of experienced-based activities following multidisciplinary approaches will offer a ground for experimental collaborations to reexamine practices focusing on civil society. This process/journey will be facilitated by the artist Seila Fernández Arconada.
For the 1st meeting (6–14 September) in Ukraine, participants are invited to bring themselves into an embodied experience in the Carpathian mountains. The group will be led to a permeable “in between” ground where they will explore methods of critical thinking and creative perceptions learning from their shared experiences.
This process-based encounter will travel from practice to theory and vice versa, aiming to expand frames of reference in the field of socially engaged practices. The gained experience and knowledge will be applied in the second project meeting in Germany and beyond.
The 2nd meeting (6–14 October) in Germany will enable participants to apply learning gained during the initial encounter in which participants rethinking the role(s) and methods of social activism and artistic practices.
This retreat will take place in the region of Wismar, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern where the group will explore and exchange with local initiatives and cooperations through excursions and study visits.
Thus, participants are invited to collaborate with the local partners, creating a socially engaged intervention presented during the Grashalm Fest on October 13, 2018 in Fahren (OT Zurow), Germany.
This process and result aims to explore critical reflections and inform future cooperations.
DATES + LOCATIONS
6–14 September 2018 Dzembronya, Ukraine
6–14 October 2018 Fahren (OT Zurow), Germany
13 October 2018 Grashalm Fest, Fahren (OT Zurow), Germany
Deadline for the submission of applications is 24th July 2018 (23:59 CET)
The project is curated by Seila Fernandez Arconada, Logos NGO, Grüner Grashalm e.V. and ActiveYOUkraine.