We built this together
28 July 2019 | by Elena Casolaro
Today in Imst was a triumph of colours, cultures, traditional costumes, dances and smiles. This was the top point of the group that has been created in this 2 weeks lived together. We come from 19 different countries, from different backgrounds and lifestyles, but here we created a dynamic in which everyone had his place, everyone was considered as active part of this Short Course. We built this together, and in our stay here was impossibile to notice our differences in socio-economic positions: we are just 40 boys and girls who got to know themselves and the world around together.
This morning we spent some time preparing for the afternoon's party and cooking together, that gave us the possibility to have fun and tighten even more our friendships. Then, after lunch, the party began: a circle of tables with the different flags of our countries, plenty of traditional foods and objects. We went around for a while trying again and again every food that we could (it doesn't happen everyday to taste food from 19 countries!).
Then it was the time for workshops on traditional dances: we learnt lebanese, polish, spanish and brazilian dances. I think that having the possibility to experience this deliberate difference, to share our cultures and life stories, to learn and live side by side with so different people, is like doing an enormous trip all around the world, just staying in one place.
" We built this together, and in our stay here was impossible to notice our differences in socio-economic positions: we are just 40 boys and girls who got to know themselves and the world around together. "
Elena Casolaro, Participant from Italy
This short course has been a journey inside myself and to get to know better what's around me. This is a precious privilege that i'm going to take back to my community, trying to be an active change maker and improving the equality level.
REDEFINING MANNEQUINSRedefining Mannequins
28 July 2019 | by Marysia Szuster
Imagine living in the XXIst century in one of the most developed countries of the first world. You feel safe, freely express your religion and wear clothes that are part of your culture, but at the same time, you don’t harm anyone and expect the same respect. You have a right to that, unfortunately, it is broken way too often.