Gender Equality through Art (Berlin)
Description: The main goal of this project is raising awareness on gender inequality that is tied to cultural stigmas, traditions and stereotypes and reinforcing the improvement of the lives of all members of society by using the medium of art and a public exhibition by the end of the project. In the first week you will attend interactive workshops which provide a safe space for learning and discussing openly about gender inequality issues. Focus of the second week will be creating artworks and projects for the exhibition. One of the projects will be a video-diary that captures the whole experience. By this project we wish to create a network of activists who will continue to spread the word on reinforcement of gender equality and who will able to create their own project in their home countries.
Type of Work: No physical work; Participants will be taught different painting and printing techniques as well as performance art to create artwork and projects about gender equality related topics for the exhibition. Furthermore they will create a short presentation or a workshop to present to a local community at the opening day of the exhibition.
Study Theme: Amongst others the participants will learn about the following topics:
- the source of gender stereotypes and how to challenge them;
- the effects of gender roles;
- traditions and practices which contribute to inequality, sexism and social stigma;
- exploring sexuality;
- creating social justice through art;
- the role of the arts and creativity in achieving gender equality. We will also visit local feminist and LBTIQ+ communities or organizations to identify problems that people face from personal experience.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be provided in the Hostel in Berlin Marzahn-Hellersdorf in 4-bedrooms. You will be cooking for yourselves in the kitchen.
Requirements: Participants should have a strong interest in the main topic and be motivated to express their feelings by creative art. Both experienced artists and those just starting are welcome.
Approximate Location: The hostel is located in the eastern part of Berlin.