WEMEN . 2018 . FRANCE
Gender equality has a universally recognized benefit for people. However, our visual references (media, advertisements, movies, …), 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.
* Dates: 30 April – 14 May 2018* Location: Brivezac, France* Who: we are looking for activists, educators, youth workers, writers and visual artists – artivists!* Where from: France, Poland, Turkey, Bulgaria, Portugal (if you live somewhere else, still apply – we’re flexible)* Application deadline: 20 December 2017*Results: not later than 5 January 2018* The project is co-founded by Erasmus+* Food, travel costs and accommodation are covered.* Travel reimbursement up to the following amounts: travelling from Poland, Bulgaria, Portugal – 275 euro, France – 180 euro, Turkey – 530 euro* There is a 50 EUR participation fee, taken from the travel reimbursement (which also grants you with a Nomadways annual membership).* Application closed.
About the workshop
Our workshop in Brivezac, France, April 30 – May 14 2018, will invite youth workers and artists to lend their support to involve youth for gender equity. We have 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 intend to bring everyone messages for gender equity and equality through digital images.
WeMen will bring together 24 men and women in equal proportions of youth workers, visual artists, gender activists and theoricians from different parts of Europe: 8 French, 4 Polish, 4 Bulgarian, 4 Portuguese and 4 Turkish.
The workshop will end with a local exhibition of comic strips to engage young people in favor of gender equality.
Maria Ines Gul is a Polish born and London based artist and designer with a strong interest in textile narratives, fashion illustration, book design and decorative typography. After graduating from Royal College of Art with MA in Visual Communication she now runs MIG Studio with portfolio full of projects commissioned by clients such as New York Times, Apple, Adobe, Gucci, Virgin, Mercedes-Benz, Penguin Random House, Tate. Visit her website 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.
You will live and work 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.