The workshop forms part of the European project ComiX4=
(Comics for Equality) which is co-financed by the European Union (The European programme for human rights and citizenship, November 2012) and the Chiesa Valdese – Otto per Mille. The project seeks to fuel the intercultural debate surrounding racism and to promote a cultural movement against xenofobia which will be lead by young people, inclusive of first and second generation immigrants.
The project won the Intercultural Innovation Award 2014 (a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations and the BMW group (interculturalinnovation.org).
To find out more visit www.comix4equality.eu
or find us on Facebook at Facebook/Comix4equality.
was born in Jelgava in Latvia in 1978 and currently lives in Gouda, Holland. She studied illustration at the Willen de Koonig academy in Rotterdam and has showcased her work during international comics festivals and in galleries throughout Belgium, Austria, Slovenia, Poland, Finland, Spain, Germany and France. She also participated in a live performance entitled “Peccato!” (What a pity!) at the festival “Lucca Comics and Games” in 2012. This involved eight artists from Amsterdam and the surrounding area who created artworks before the eyes of the public thus forming a live exhibition. Dace loves telling unusual stories in which it is necessary to read between the lines to deduce the message.
was born in Comarca Lagunera, Mexico in 1982. He worked in the field of visual arts for 6 years between Mexico and Europe and exhibited his work both personally and as part of collections during the early 2000s in various centres and galleries throughout Mexico, France, Germany, Norway, Romania, Slovakia and England. His work will always involve comics but he also loves to use various art forms to create new possibilities. A short time ago he oversaw the project “When you see the falling star” by Daniela Krajkova and will carry out a series of workshops entitled “Folding Plzen 2015” in Plzen in the Czech Republic which is the European capital of culture 2015. He lives and works between Slovakia and France.
“FREAK SHOW UNVEILS THE BEARDED GIRL”
Casa di Khaoula
Saturday 15 november 2014
“Donna barbuta, sempre piaciuta” (Everyone loves a bearded lady) is an old proverb. It refers to the story of King Solomon who upon meeting the Queen of Sheba, immediately fell in love and wanted to marry her due to her abundant facial hair. Each to their own!
During the workshop, we will dig deep to uncover the various aspects of prejudice and stereotypes through games, icebreakers and writing both fictional and real life stories. Discrimination and racism form part of a common creed which everyone lives by to a certain extent, even if they aren’t aware of it.
With the help of Dace Sietina, a dutch-latvian artist, original comics will be produced which will then be put on display for the Comics forEquality exhibition in Salaborsa from 25 November to 12 December 2014.
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“IF YOU CAN’T BE WHITE, AT LEAST BE RICH!”
Centro giovanile Il Meloncello
Sunday 16 november 2014
“I’m not a racist but…”. If you’ve uttered this phrase, even once in your life or if you’ve ever heard it being said then this workshop is for you. Games, exercises, icebreakers and the writing of fictional and real life stories will form the core part of this workshop which will be conducted by the Mexican artist Carlos Carmonamedina. The participants will be encouraged to openly reflect upon themes linked to migration, racism and discrimination of any shape or form.
The comics produced by the participants will be displayed during the Comics for Equality exhibition in Salaborsa from the 25th November to the 12th December 2014.
For Info e Registration write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0039-051-840166