WEMEN . 2018 . FRANCE
Gender equality has a universally recognized benefit for people. However, our visual references (media, advertisements, movies, etc.), are still full of sexist stereotypes and vividly illustrate the depth of stereotypes permeating our contemporary civilization. Yet everyone have much to gain equality of all people, genders and sexes.
About the workshop
Our workshop in Brivezac, France, April 30 – May 14 2018, invited youth workers and artists to lend their support to involve youth for gender equality. We had chosen to address this topic through the use of creative digital tools because images are a powerful tool for reflection and call to action, and digital media has the widest impact reach. We intended to bring everyone’s messages for gender equity and equality through comics that we also put in a joint comic book.
WeMen brought together 24 people of youth workers, visual artists, gender activists and theoreticians from different parts of Europe: France, Poland, Bulgaria, Portugal, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and Turkey. Look our adventure in photos here!
About the location
Brivezac is a village located in the Corrèze department in the Limousin region. It is on the right bank of the river Dordogne. It has a community of 175 inhabitants. The church of Saint-Pierre, in the heart of the village, has one of the oldest Roman portals in Limousin. The interior of the village is a patchwork of old houses made with stones from the ruins of old buildings and pebbles of the Dordogne. The bridge over the Dordogne that crosses Brivezac offers a beautiful point of view between cliffs and fields that border the stream.
All the participants lived and worked in our newly renovated old Barn in Brivezac. We call it “Homade” – a place for artistic exchange and co-creation; a place for nomads, artists, educators and social actors to play, learn, create and share. A place for you and for us, a place to shape our world together! See photos of our building adventures and how our last workshop “Subjective Mapping” looked like in there.