ACTMEM - Active Memories

Erasmus Plus KA2, Youth - n.2021-1-IT03-KA220YOU-000029134

The ACTMEM project is based on the importance of memory as a way to enhance resilience among young people. Memory, understood both as historical memory and as "memory of the present", nourishes the social fabric, enlivening the relationships between different generations, helping the crisis to be elaborated, also thanks to comparisons with the past.

Workshops

Training Event Arezzo March 2023

All workshops realised in the ACTMEM Active Memories project by the 5 partner organisations!

All workshops took place in Bulgaria, Germany, Italy and Portugal, led by young leaders trained by trainers from the 5 partner organisations.

Different themes, different methodologies, different contexts, with more than twenty workshops realised between March and November 2023.

Workshops by Associação Recreativa Cultural e Social de Silveirinhos (ARCSS) PORTUGAL

1) “Interview my story” by ARCSS (Associação Recreativa Cultural e Social de Silveirinhos) – Portugal

Through the methodology of the video interview, the biographical story, told by the person, of young people with disabilities or mental illness was recorded on video.

2) “Our story in a line” by ARCSS (Associação Recreativa Cultural e Social de Silveirinhos) – Portugal

Using “Pedro Methodology” to create a life story line together with young people.

3) “Seasidestory” by ARCSS (Associação Recreativa Cultural e Social de Silveirinhos) – Portugal

Garbage collection on the beaches and construction of posters/collages with the collected material, using the “Winds of Change” methodology.

4)“A photo, a narrative” by ARCSS (Associação Recreativa Cultural e Social de Silveirinhos) – Portugal

Telling the story of young people with disabilities and mental illness through photos.

5)“Digital Paper Theatre #1” by ARCSS (Associação Recreativa Cultural e Social de Silveirinhos) – Portugal

Creation of autobiographical stories with the methodology of Digital Paper Theater.

6) “Digital Paper Theatre #2” by ARCSS (Associação Recreativa Cultural e Social de Silveirinhos) – Portugal

Creation of autobiographical stories with the methodology of Digital Paper Theater.

Workshops by European Information Centre (EIC) BULGARIA

1) “To be young during the Covid19” by European Information Centre (EIC) –

By applying different storytelling methodologies while discussing the big topic of the benefits and challenges of online learning during the Pandemic, participants were encouraged to rethink their own experiences by learning from the shared experiences of others.

2) “My digital paper story” by European Information Centre (EIC) –
– University of Veliko Tarnovo

In this workshop, participants were engaged in the process of learning the specifics of autobiographical storytelling and how to visualise it through the methodology of Digital Paper Theatre.

3) “Face the challenge: active youth” by European Information Centre (EIC) – Chelopech

By applying different storytelling methodologies in discussing the big theme of the benefits and problems of online learning during the Pandemic, participants were encouraged to rethink their own experiences by learning from the shared experiences of others.

4) “The pandemic sensibility” by European Information Centre (EIC) – Chelopech

This workshop created an open space for the active sharing of autobiographical narratives and different storytelling methods with a focus on memory and youth resilience in times of crisis.

5) “The wind of change” by European Information Centre (EIC) – Dobrich

The educational practice is designed for young people (high school and university students), who are interested in the processes and current events in Europe and worldwide.
The proposed workshop was based on a few autobiographical methodologies: Creative writing/ Reflection on personal stories/ Creating a collage.

6) “Telling stories about the pandemic of Covid19” by European Information Centre (EIC)- Asen Zlatarov High school

Telling stories about the education during the pandemic of COVID-19

7) “Stories of quarantine”

Telling stories about the education during the pandemic of COVID-19

Workshops by Arci Valdarno, Diesis Teatrango, Storie di Mondi Possibili ITALY

1) “Vite in viaggio che necessitano di essere narrate” by Arci Valdarno, Diesis Teatrango, Storie di Mondi Possibili – Tuscany/Italy

This workshop told stories of possible and probable journeys that triggered a dialogue between those living in a place, an intercultural and intergenerational dialogue.

2) “Sotto lo stesso cielo ma con occhi diversi” by Arci Valdarno, Diesis Teatrango- Workshop Palco Fluviale – Tuscany/Italy

A storytelling workshop run by Actmem youngsters on landscape storytelling and the cultural values it encompasses, together with the guests of the SAI project

3) “Guerre Lunari” by Arci Valdarno, Diesis Teatrango – Officina Estate Tuscany/Italy

What if we imagined ourselves living on a new planet? What possibilities? What frames of reference? As part of the summer proposals with the participants, through the shared construction of a fantasy story, we tried to reflect on current environmental issues.

4) “La memoria è un viaggio collettivo” by Storie di Mondi Possibili – Balkan Festival – Rome/Italy

A workshop that sought to contribute to the construction of a collective memory composed of the stories of individuals through the use of autobiographical writing.

5) “Memoria dal mondo oltre le frontiere” by Storie di Mondi Possibili – No Border Festival – Rome/Italy

This workshop used autobiographical writing to recount experiences and memories of migration, volunteering and solidarity along the borders of Europe or the world, to gather reflections and ideas for a new perspective on freedom of movement.

6) “Un desiderio di moltitudine” by Arci Valdarno, Diesis Teatrango – Formazione Arci Toscana

Workshops by SOZIAL LABEL GERMANY

1)“Unveiling Narratives: Crafting Collages” by Sozial Label – Berlin

“Unveiling Narratives:Crafting Collages of Personal Stories was a transformative workshop where you’ll learn to craft compelling narratives and visually express your journey through collages.”

2) “Stories without borders” by Sozial Label – Berlin

Women from Afghanistan and other countries living in Berlin and women living in Kabul tell their stories in pairs at the same time, starting from an object.

3) “Unveiling Narratives” by Sozial Label – Berlin

4) “Berlin 2033” by Sozial Label – Berlin

Each participant made a collage about (what do you think about Berlin ten years from now).

This workshop was about the art ot collage making, so that young people can get to know the art of collage making and use it to their story telling.

5) “Geschichten von bunten Menschen” by Sozial Label – Berlin

6) “Theater” by Sozial Label – Berlin

7) “That’s my thing” by Sozial Label – Berlin

The theme of the workshops was sharing personal stories about important objects in people’s
lives. There is often a strong emotional charge in the simplest things, and we wanted to explore that together with participants.

8) “Workshop für Frauen” by Sozial Label – Berlin

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