I Am Because We Are

 

 

45workshops at Museu de Arte do Rio with teenager girls living in the shelter

 

I Am Because We Are

Eu Sou Porque Nós Somos

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Skills Exchange Project

This Skills Exchange Project is a calligraphy workshop which is specifically directed to youth /adult illiterates from favelas in Rio de Janeiro.  The central idea is to link ludic and artistic activities with practicing literacy, thus leading students to draw letters, words and phrases on the textiles. The workshop also aims to open up a discussion on human rights issues and their frequent infringements in the areas where these students live. During the workshop the students shall be encouraged to learn how to calligraphy words and phrases of their free choice through approach.

The Students’ work, the project documentation and the whole process of creation were exhibited in gallery GaleRio, located in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro in August 2016.

Alfa Omegi conducted workshops at: Museum du Favela at Cantagalo, Pavão Pavãozinho, Santa Marta, GaleRio and at Museu de Arte do Rio.

About the initiator of the project:

Alicja Wysocka is a polish artist hosted at Casa Rio casario.rj.gov.br/en/home/ , home of artists located in Botafogo, belonging to Funarj and management of People’s Palace Projects in Brazil.

In the link below, you’ll find a project, that Alicja has conducted in Kenya which involved the production of producing shoes with shoemakers from Mathare slum. Ordering the shoes one supports Razem Pamoja Scholarship Fund which help students from Mathare to continue learning in Kenyan high schools outside of the slum.  See more here.

Partners:

Adam Mickiewicz’s Institute https://iam.pl/en
EixoRio http://www.rio.rj.gov.br/
GaleRio http://www.rio.rj.gov.br/web/eixorio/galerio
Museu de Favela http://www.museudefavela.org/favelatour/english.html
ONG Attitude Social / www.ongatitudesocial.com
Ninho das Águias http://universoacme.wix.com/ninhodasaguias
Maria Chantal  http://www.mariachantal.com.br/ 

Media patronage:

Embassy of Brazil in Warsaw  http://www.brasil.org.pl/ 
Portal o Brazylii http://caipiroska.pl/
Fundacja Kultury Brazylijskiej http://macunaima.pl/
Fundacja Kultury Brazylijskiej Terra Brasilis http://terrabrasilis.org.pl/
Notes na 6 tygodni http://www.beczmiana.pl/notesna6tygodni.html

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Projeto de intercâmbio de habilidades

Este projeto de intercâmbio de habilidades é um workshop de caligrafia direcionado a jovens e adultos oriundos de favelas, que tenham dificuldades em ler e escrever. A ideia é associar atividades artísticas divertidas com o processo de alfabetização, onde os participantes vão desenhar letras, palavras e frases em tecidos, com o objetivo de discutir assuntos relacionados aos Direitos Humanos e suas constantes violações nos territórios onde residem. O trabalho desenvolvido pelos participantes será exibido na GaleRio.

Sobre a idealizadora do projeto:
Alicja Wysocka é uma artista polonesa, atualmente hospedada na residência artística Casa Rio (www.casario.rj.gov.br/en/home), em Botafogo. A residência é um imóvel da SECRJ, gestionada pela ONG People’s Palace Projects do Brasil (www.peoplespalaceprojects.org.uk).
Aqui você pode encontrar um outro projeto que ela fez na comunidade Mathare, na Kenya.  http://alfaomegi.com/2016/05/05/the-shoe-and-the-book-that-help/Projeto e a venda dos sapatos apoiam a Bolsa Razem Pamoja e ajuda os estudantes de Mathare a continuar aprendendo nas escolas do Kenyan, fora das comunidades. 

Os nossos parceiros::
Adam Mickiewicz’s Institute https://iam.pl/en
EixoRio http://www.rio.rj.gov.br/
GaleRio http://www.rio.rj.gov.br/web/eixorio/galerio
Museu de Favela http://www.museudefavela.org/favelatour/english.html
ONG Attitude Social / www.ongatitudesocial.com
Ninho das Águias http://universoacme.wix.com/ninhodasaguias
Maria Chantal  http://www.mariachantal.com.br/ 

Embassy of Brazil in Warsawhttp://www.brasil.org.pl/ 
Portal o Brazylii http://caipiroska.pl/
Fundacja Kultury Brazylijskiej http://macunaima.pl/
Fundacja Kultury Brazylijskiej Terra Brasilis http://terrabrasilis.org.pl/
Notes na 6 tygodni http://www.beczmiana.pl/notesna6tygodni.html

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Donating will allow us to run the workshops and to buy materials (paints, papers, brushes) and snacks for the participants.

When donated, your name can be mentioned on this website and linked to sponsoring this project.