Spec.Street Creative Community is an association of theatre, dance and circus artists who specialize in exploring ‘new-old’ ways to address non-theatre-goers who are not able to benefit from the positive influence of live performing arts due to economic, social or geographical reasons.
We visited the Kuştepe and Gaziosmanpaşa settlements in Istanbul in August 2013, invited by Hacer Foggo, local activist and coordinator or the Turkish Roma Rights Forum (ROMFO).
In the framework of the Pécs Pilot Project, UNDP, together with the local government of Pécs, held a design competition for students of the University of Pécs Institute of Architecture at the end of May 2013.
Many excellent ideas were presented for the establishment of a multifunctional housing development, which would improve quality of life by incorporating appropriate building standards, sustainability, and most importantly, low cost.
„More Together for Each Other” foundation based in Fulókércs, Hungary (Cserehat region), established an After School Programme for Roma children.
The documentary, “Cserehát Programme: Escape from the dependency trap at the local level”, tells the complex story of life in the Cserehát region and highlights the efforts of the Cserehát Model Programme.
It grasps the essence of life in a disadvantaged community where pessimism has become a lifestyle, but it also shows the potential for change and shares the stories of the birth of several successful industrial, environmental and artistic projects in the region.
We’re pleased to share with you a five minute summary of the Cserehát Programme with narration and a 30-minute documentary based on several interviews with the locals.
INNOVATIVE LOCAL INITIATIVES FOR INCLUSION
When Germany began accepting large numbers of refugees in 2015 the response from the German public was exemplary, with refugees being welcomed at train stations, taken into homes and cared for. Public opinion overall was firmly in favour of supporting refugees.
In ‘Theatre for Everyone’ project the key word is participation. By taking part in the performance, the spectator is inspired to act in his own life, and is likely to continue transform the impressions of art into a personal experience.
The Fulókércs initiative was selected by AEIDL as one of 25 innovative local initiatives from across Europe to present at a European local development conference in the EU Parliament in February 2014.
Two examples of projects generating community empowerment and job creation in Hungary. The objectives is to alleviate the extreme poverty and exclusion of vulnerable groups such as Roma by implementing community-led and integrated local development.
Pigs in Space is a sketch from the popular 1970’s TV series, The Muppet Show. Whenever I find myself in chaotic circumstances, I think of this beautiful image: pigs inside a space shuttle, lost, with little hope of returning to Earth.
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