Through culture and art, we aspire to awaken our collective consciousness to the identity that unites us as a global human community. Taking it a step further, we give a voice to the unprivileged and let them decide for their future.
We strive for community engagement and community capacity building through participatory projects that use art (video, art, dance, music, poetry, physical theater) as vehicles of emotional intelligence that allow participants to heal, to express, to connect. We empower individuals and communities to reach out to the world with their artistic outcomes, to share their stories and points of views. Using communication and social innovation strategies, we develop interactive cross-media projects that bring together vulnerable communities with the rest of society, promoting solidarity and social activism. We organize cultural events that foster social inclusion, by allowing exchanges between socially or culturally diverse people through various platforms and artistic expressions.
DESIGN & IMPLEMENT PARTICIPATORY COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS
EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT
We design and implement projects that help people develop attitudes and skills and acquire knowledge that allows them to make decisions based on their own benefit and that of others, and to put those decisions into practice. At the grassroots level, we accompany the communities in the implementation of their sustainable visions that aim social change, social inclusion, and fight against poverty and injustice.
COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDING
We design and create Participatory Video workshops and events especially for vulnerable groups (women and youth refugees, immigrants or indigenous and impoverished populations). At an individual level participants regain some of their dignity, self-esteem and freedom through this art-therapeutic, meditative video making process that allows them to be heard.
As community development tools, our participatory projects engage and empower vulnerable communities to take collective action, the choice is theirs: share knowledge, raise awareness, advocate for their rights, impact decision makers. With their participation, we also create various cultural events that are open to a wider audience (video-dance performance, poetry night, projection of short videos, music concerts, arts and crafts fair).
PROMOTE INCLUSIVE ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP FOR A BETTER FUTURE
We Take Action
We partner with whomever feels concerned with improving our daily lives, to take action for our wider community’s benefit and our environment. We call for joint action the vulnerable empowered communities we have worked with (refugees, women, youth, etc…) and active citizens from the wider society, to volunteer and collaborate, united, for a greater cause. Social inclusion in action!
We organise ad hoc Participatory Video workshops for any community or organization (non profit, public, private) to reach co-designed objectives. We also create inclusive training labs, open to anyone regardless of their origin/background. From storyline, to filming, to post production, we offer tools to filmmaking, focusing on “social content that matters”. Our aim is to develop creative hubs that share common “media languages”.
DESIGN & BUILD INTERACTIVE CROSS-MEDIA PLATFORMS FOR SOLIDARITY & SOCIAL CHANGE
We create online and offline cross-media platforms that increase audience engagement and social impact, by applying design thinking for social innovation, solidarity and positive change. The audience is encouraged to interact both with the content and other users, creating a unique social changing connection with the vulnerable community. Depending on needs and objectives, the potential of such platforms is immense!
We create raising awareness campaigns on cross-cultural understanding and human rights, by producing audiovisuals (VR, documentaries, spots), media, social innovative and cultural events - festivals. We foster social inclusion, by allowing socially or culturally diverse people to meet and exchange during our live events or through various platforms and artistic expressions.
We contribute in the study, diffusion, conservation and revitalization of cultural heritage and specially of intangible cultural heritage. To reach these aims, we promote the collaboration between institutions, experts, NGOs, bearers, and any other relevant social partner. We provide:
Inventories of intangible cultural heritage
Safeguarding plans and specific studies
Promotion of sustainable development strategies that include cultural heritage