Youth Exchange 1.0
22 September - 1 October, 2017
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” Friedrich Nietzsche
The first part of #ACTLAB will be implemented in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia - the activity dates are 23-30 September of 2017. This means you have to use 22nd of September and 1st of October to travel to and from Armenia.
Please, plan your journey according to the obove mentioned dates.
If you wanna come a bit earlier or stay a bit longer (we recommend to stay longer, instead of coming earlier), that won't be a problem, just communicate with your group leader, before you purchase any tickets.
While you google trying to find mountainous Armenia on the map I'll leave a LINK to check some facts about the place .
WHAT IS THE YOUTH EXCHANGE ABOUT ?
This youth exchange highlights the overall topic that forms the basis of this project: human rights and social change. We will work with video and photography as an artistic tool for expression and create a message that will generate change. We will focus on being creative and innovative when using photo/video as a tool, and how to make the best out of the equipment we have. We will share ideas, experiences, good practices and work together to create concrete materials.
This phases focuses on following objectives:
-To create a comfortable atmosphere without barriers to express oneself;
-To create a space to talk about the human rights issues existing in our societies and how it affect us;
-To gain specific artistic skills (in photography, video-making, graffiti and street art and digital storytelling) and competences to express ourselves creatively; (with focus on video-making and photography)
-To create a multiplying effect by setting up an internet platform to share our work and inspire others.
After the participants go back, they will start working locally - use photography and video to explore, recognize and capture the human rights issues the young people are facing and/or find important to highlight in their communities.
City : TSAKHKADZOR
Tsaghkadzor is a spa town and a popular health resort in Armenia, located 50 kilometers north of the capital Yerevan . Tsaghkadzor literally means valley of flowers in Armenian language. The name of Tsaghkadzor is associated with the name of the nearby Tsaghkunyats Mountains, located to the west of the town.
On one hand the town is quite old , it goes back to 3rd century, on the other its quite modern with many leisure centres.
So, we'll have contrasting sights, colours and topics to capture :)
We'll stay at hotel SAYA, which is located in the center of Tsaghkadzor, right on the square Tsaghkuniats, 2 km far from Ropeway.
To travel to Tsaghkadzor, Armenia you will have to fit in this budget. We can only reimburse this amount to you. Better to buy the flight tickets as soon as possible, but ask the group leader first before you make a purchase.
What are we going to do in Armenia?
Here's the Programme: