The role of mainstream media in raising fascist propaganda
Description: "La Città dell’Utopia" (Utopia City) is a project of SCI Italy that takes place in Rome (San Paolo neighborhood). The project is an ongoing workshop on active citizenship and local development. There are different events, initiatives, courses and workshops organized around 3 main themes: interculturality, sustainable lifestyles and active citizenship. This year will be the second edition of the "Into the cave..." camp, dedicated to collecting stories of propaganda, local and global, actual and historical. The location where is "La Citta' dell'Utopia" today, during fascistic period in Italy was used as a shelter for partisans combating this totalitaristic system and until today remained a symbol of Resistance.
Type of Work: The Camp focuses on the topic of propaganda, its historical role in totalitaristic systems but also in modern democratic mainstream media. Critical reading of media is an instrument for understanding the society we live in and the consequences that could occur from misuse of media. Activities will be: adjustment of the workspace; support in realization and creation of the exhibition, which will be based on content contribution of the volunteers and exposed during one public event – “Renoize 2017”. Before arriving to the camp, the partner will ask the volunteers to bring a story, an example of media manipulation from its countries, as a contribution for the exhibition and discussion.
Study Theme: Volunteers will be introduced with basis of propaganda, it's beginnings and role in totalistiric systems. They will discuss about modern mass media, it's challenges and manipulation and also about their ways of informing and "seek for the truth".
Accommodation: Volunteers will be hosted in the social hostel of Casale Garibaldi in the venue "La Città dell' Utopia". They will sleep in common (female/male) rooms. There will be provided beds, mattresses, sheets and blankets. The bathroom will be on the same floor and shared by all the volunteers.
Language: Italian, Serbo-Croatian, Russian, Greek, Ucrainian
Requirements: Interest in topics like propaganda and media Group working skills Interest in organizing and creating events Artistic and manual skills, video and audio making
Approximate Location: Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino Airport, Termini railways station, Tiburtina railwasy station in Rome.