Thursday, 1 August 2013

YOUTHS PROJECT - Unity Flags


UNITY FLAGS CONNECTS 100 CHILDREN, 8 TEACHERS & 8 ARTISTS FROM JERICHO, BAKA AL-GHARBIYA, NAZARETH AND PARDES HANA,
WORKING ON ISSUES RELATED TO INDIVIDUAL & CULTURAL IDENTITIES,
AIMING FOR LIVING TOGETHER WITH RESPECT AMONG DIFFERENCES, LEARNING TO GET TO KNOW THE "OTHER",
WHILE UNDERLINES SIMILITUDE AMONG PEOPLE.
THUS, BEYOND RELIGIONS AND POLITICS,
USING THE ARTS & CULTURES AS OUR TOOLS,
WE OFFERED PARTICIPANTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE BOTH THEIR OWN PERSONAL & CULTURAL IDENTITIES …
THE PROJECT TOOK PLACE IN 2013 AND CONSISTED OF SEVERAL MEETINGS IN EACH OF THESE PLACES
TO GET TO KNOW THE HOME OF THE OTHERS….
MANY OTHER SCHOOLS & US ARE WISHING TO CONTINUE THIS PROJECT, IN 2014… AND BEYOND…
MEMOIRE DE L’AVENIR / WWW. MEMOIRE-A-VENIR.ORG,
FUNDED BY MARGALIT BERRIET, PROJECT MANAGER; REBEKKA WINDUS, WITH ELIYA BEANY, AHMAD MATANI & DORON POLAK
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CURRENT ART COLLECTIVE /FUNDED BY THE ARTIST TED BAR WWW.TEDPAINTINGS.COM
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THE ARTIST RAMADAMAW MADJALDA
CONTACT: CURRENT ART - 0505202060 TED@TED.CO.IL // MEMORY OF THE FUTURE 0523828570 REBEKA.WINDUS@HOTMAIL.DE

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The 100 participants, 11 years old, from Muslim, Christian and Jewish backgrounds,
From Israel & Palestinians territories,
From Jericho, Baqa al-Gharbiya, Nazareth and Pardes Hana.
In 4 meetings, taking place each time in one of the above location,
we worked on:
• Issues of individual and communal identity,
• Symbols, religion and history (-ies).
o From the 1st encounter we worked on our proper names and their origins (individual identity)
o into the 2nd encounter working on our families belonging (collective identities),
o in the 3rd meeting we developed each a personal individual symbols, as elements of a language that we could share

o to compose with a new configuration of a groups identities, by creating unity flag, in the 4th meeting, to say about living together beyond borders

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