Das praktische D.I.Y. Manual. Handgedruckt, Auflage 70, work in progress
DIY – Do It Yourself!
Self Empowerment through Skill Sharing
This project focuses on art as a social transformer and a tool for sharing
Its partners derive from a wide geographical base reaching across the EU from
East to West; there are experienced partners and newcomers; partners from the
worlds financial centre London to the picturesque small town Giżycko in Masuria;
partners working at local and international levels; partners specializing in
different art and social disciplines and partners of all ages.
What unites us, is our common conviction that art should make a social impact.
We want to explore art as a learning experience, a tool and pathway for
innovative interventions in social issues and social developments.
We see art as an efficient way for the articulation and representation of
minority cultures and marginalized social groups aiming at enhancing the
opportunities for participation and action.
This way it is understood as means of bridging a gap – as mediation, not
reduced to a restricted identity, but resulting from the combination of local,
transnational, international and cultural aspects.
We cross all boundaries, both between the familiar and the unknown and the
established and the innovative.
Our vision is to mobilise/activate local talent and interested members of the
community of all ages to realize their potential. We want to provide the
opportunity and framework for individuals to learn new skillsets. Also empower
participants from disadvantaged backgrounds to set up their own self-sustaining
networks of reciprocal teaching and learning.
thus enabling people through creative means to communicate on different levels.
share their interests and needs within the community and with decisions on
By sharing our experiences, working practises and social-cultural backgrounds
this Learning Partnership creates, through its wide varietys and, an opportunity
to establish an effective intercultural blueprint for this vision.