Sketch it! Peace activism via Art (Berlin)
Description: In cooperation with the collective “neograd”, an international group of peace activists and artists, the participants receive the opportunity to get to know peace-activism better and to integrate the gained skills into their own activism. The participants will receive creative tools which can help to broaden possibilities of expression. With this qualification, the volunteers can develop new approaches for their social-engagement in their direct environment.
Type of Work: The participants will work on a project. It may be a single work or a group work with thematic reference.
Study Theme: Reflective tours through Berlin; visits of similar projects and organisations; visiting galleries and art-museums; further workshops and seminars on these topics:
- Leadership free communities and environments.
- Peace-activism and how to become a part of a global movement.
- A “climate of change“.
- Methods of art education in peace activism.
Accommodation: The participants will sleep on the houseboat "Horst-Günther" by Lisa e.V. in small cabins; you will cook for yourself in the kitchen of the accommodation.
Language: The main camp language is English. Participants should be able to communicate in English.
Requirements: Interest in creative work; willingness to integrate artistic processes into political education; motivation to carry out own projects in the home country in the field of encounter and peace work.
Notes: The concept of 'leadership free' will be tried out, with camp leaders remaining mainly in the background and participants having major opportunity to co-determine the design of the seminar.