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Societal change through visual communication
IDEA SEE (International Debate Education Association, Southeast Europe) considers art to be among the most important tools for communicating messages, expressing thoughts and positions, and promoting change and societal evolution. Visual messaging transcends age, gender and education and connects communities, projecting clarity and food for thought, and music has always been an integral part in communication.
In the information age, it is the flow of information, often unencumbered and overflowing that, if raw and unfiltered, can yield confusion and eventually have the effect of the message being lost, requiring that specific work is taken towards producing a concise and functional message. A principle function of IDEA SEE, argumentation helps overcome this via logical reasoning, dialogue and conversation, making sure the message is clear, understandable and considering of alternate positions.
IDEA SEE has expanded its Art for Advocacy program, through the organization of a series of workshops where youth and NGO activists learned how to use the visual language of art and design to communicate their thoughts, messages and positions where it matters, contributing to a healthier, more open and encompassing communities.
2016 saw the introduction of music production and slam / protest poetry to the curriculum to help round out the communicated message and present a more cohesive approach towards campaigning issues of importance.
2017 event is to include two workshops via an individually adapted program flow, which are to use comic books, data visualization and stencils as tools for advocacy. The ultimate goal of the program is to support and guide young leaders as they develop further skills in advocacy through art, to build their confidence and clarify individual messages.
The program aims to strengthen civil society, with a focus on human rights, youth activists and representatives of youth civil organizations in SEE by providing them new skills for advocacy, but in a very innovative and alternative way of expression.
These tools will give organizations and human rights activists new ways to raise awareness of and educate the public about significant human rights. Art has the ability to touch society so profoundly that positive change can come about as a direct result. Art has always been the greatest advocate of human rights because it points out how vital is that the individual’s freedom of Self-expression is protected.
To ultimately lead to an effective change in their communities.
An assistant professor of Philosophy, Bosko's true passion is the iconography of experiences and the usage of visual communication as a basis for advocacy. He teaches comic theory and the usage of visual cues and styles towards projecting a message.
An avid learner, as well as an accomplished street artist and couture designer, Goran has been creating and sharing for the better part of his life. He teaches design and production techniques and the use of traditional materials in activism.
An experienced debater, and a journalist by profession, Mite has spent the last decade on combining new and traditional media and cutting edge and forgotten techniques. He teaches argumentation and using visuals to bring together opposing sides.
Loving comics from before he could read, Igor has made comics his profession. Having made hundreds of illustrations, his debut on the comic scene was in 2009 with "Short Cuts", having been followed with "The Keepers of the Eternal Light" and "Ajvarmen". He teaches comic creation.
No. The entire program, and the associated training syllabus have been created with the intent of being as inclusive as possible and to give a chance to anyone interested in learning how to use art and the various art forms for advocacy.
If you are between 18 and 30 years of age, and you are come from either these countries: Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Albania, Bulgaria and Kosovo you are eligible for this training.
September 20th, 2017 at 23:59 CET is the deadline for sending your application.
You will be notified on the status of your applications no later than September 17th, 2017 at 23:59 CET.
Тhe event will be held between September 30 and October 6, 2017 at Hotel Pela in Ohrid, Macedonia.
No, there is no participation fee. Additionally IDEA Southeast Europe is covering your accommodation and food during the whole workshop. However transportation costs to and from the workshop venue are NOT covered by IDEA South East Europe. Each participant should cover his/her transportation cost to arrive and depart from the workshop venue.