Beyond The Surface
Online meetings on the subtle forms of gender-based violence led by psychologist Chiara Silvestri
We want to create a safe space where young people from different social groups will talk about the problems they face in everyday life.
Online workshops will be led by Chiara Silvestri, a psychologist whose experience so far is based on organizing and conducting workshops dealing with issues of gender-based violence, gender stereotypes and the promotion of youth activism on the subject in Albania, Serbia and Italy.
Beyond the surface is a project that aims to empower young people by concentrating on raising awareness about feminism, unhealthy relationships and gender-based violence. The use of photography and video should encourage critical thinking of young people and commitment to gender equality. Workshops will be organized online, once a week / 2h, for a total of four weeks (up to 20 participants). The beginning of the workshops is scheduled for December 2, 2020.
The workshop will address the subtle aspects of sexism and gender-based violence in everyday life, emphasizing how gender stereotypes and their representation in the mass media can contribute to maintaining a sexist and patriarchal society.
The first workshop aims to direct participants to the above topics through a psycho-social theoretical framework and a presentation of the Photovoice methodology to be used during further workshops, to help express our individual and collective experiences. During the first workshop, participants will be asked to realize / single out two photographs related to women's resistance to the topic of gender-based violence (one positive and one negative), which will be used later for analysis.
After analyzing photos themselves, participants will be able to discuss potential solutions and create a final visual collective product. The organizer will be in contact with the group through social media to provide them with remote support in order to create the final product.
Deadline : 01-12-2020
Duration of the program: December 2020. god. - January 2021. Free entry!
The project is conceived as a series of photo-documentation, short audio and video recordings created in direct collaboration with visual artists and participants of the interactive workshop "Beyond the surface", which aims to raise awareness of the subtle aspects of gender-based violence and improve participant's engagement in social issues./>/>