Let's Talk about Fashion! - Global Perspectives & Challenges (Cologne)
Description: • What does Fashion mean to each of us? • How do people in our society dress? Which differences and commonalities exist? • Where do our clothes come from? Who produces them? • What happens to our old clothes? • How can consumer habits be changed?
These are some of the key questions the project will focus on. The participants will discuss with students about the consequences of fashion production and how it affects people in the Global South and North. An important aim of the project is to discuss alternatives on global and local level and motivate the students to become active.
Type of Work: The project is divided into two main parts: training seminar and school workshops. During the ten days training, the participants will get to know each other and exchange knowledge, ideas and opinions on the topic. A team of two trainers will give input and support the participants to design workshops in small groups. During the second part of the project the participants will present the workshops at different schools.
Study Theme: Learning and exchanging about the topic, getting to know initiatives which are active in this field.
Accommodation: In a seminar house in Cologne; four participants will share a room. During the training phase, a chef & camp supporter will cook for the participants. Afterwards, all meals will be prepared by the camp group.
Language: Working knowledge of English
Requirements: Interest in taking actively part in the workshops and teaching in front of a class, experience with intercultural projects, interest in the topic, willingness to gather material about the topic before the programme starts.
Approximate Location: Cologne is located in the west of Germany at the river Rhine. The Netherlands and Belgium are a 1 hour drive away while it takes you 3 hours to get to France. Cologne is a historic city with many world heritage sites and buildings. As fourth biggest city in Germany, Cologne has a lot to offer, such as museums, cultural events and other free time activities.
Notes: This project is part of SCI’s North-South exchange. SCI invites ten volunteers from Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the Middle East to join this school project. We want to promote a dialogue between people from different regions of the world, make the perspective of the “South” visible, break down prejudices and stereotypes and discuss topics dealing with our responsibility in a global world. There is a fee of 110 € for participants from Germany which covers accommodation and food, seminar materials and local transport. The regular placement fee of 82 € is already included in that fee. In order to enrol for this camp please ask for special application form from: firstname.lastname@example.org.