Nina Sumarac Jablonsky
participant @ training school 'Toolkit of Care' organized by COST and NeMe Arts Centre
Updated: Mar 9
Very happy to attend last week at NeMe Arts Centre very interesting and inspirative COST Action -training school- regarding Art and social care through social sciences, titled "Toolkit of Care".
The event was lasting three days from 23/02 to 25/02/2023
organized by Dr Marinos Koutsomichalis, Cyprus University of Technology and COST Association, Belgium
Speakers: Dr Tomislav Medak, Dr Ellada Evangelou, Dr Eric Lewis, Dr Yu Zhang, Dr Galina Dimitrova-Dimova, Alexandra Tzanidou, Vienne Chan and Mats Gustafsson
Text from https://www.neme.org/projects/toolkit-of-care/sharing-care
The existing crisis of the welfare system has resulted in many people being deliberately excluded making it a serious social and political problem. An alternative movement has seen people turn to more common ways of organising care themselves such as the solidarity movement of community clinics and pharmacies in Greece. Unfortunately, these common practices are to a large extent, marginalised or criminalised by governments.
With speakers from theory, philosophy, new media arts, theatre, and music the Sharing Care Training School investigated projects and processes, using meta-disciplinary methodologies, implemented by cultural workers. Together, we anticipate that these exchanges and resultant discussions will lead to more innovative, accessible and non-monetised alternative tools for real and sustainable implementation into local art and wider communities... "
(please continue reading about each presentation here https://www.neme.org/projects/toolkit-of-care/sharing-care )
Photo credit: Yiannis Colakides
Photos by NaMe Arts Centre, borrowed from their website