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River of Light - a manifestation for UN's World Day of Social Justice

News: Feb 12, 2018

Photo: Barthélémy Garcia

"River of Light manages to bring together many people of different ages and with different backgrounds around an important issue”, says Alexander Goldmann, Culture Education Hisingens Kulturskola.

At the centre of the project are the lantern-making workshops which serve as meeting points in the community for new arrivals and Swedish young people and families. The workshops use art as a tool to break the boundaries of language, geography, cultural divisions and thereby bring people of all kinds of backgrounds together who would not normally meet.

The project was created in the belief that creativity and working with artists can accelerate the process of integration, especially amongst unaccompanied minors, and their Swedish peers. The project also aims to support the development of newly arrived artists through offering residency opportunities.

Photo: Behjat Omer Abdulla

Make your own lantern!
During the sports holiday week, until Sunday, February 18th, River of Light will host workshops daily from 10:00 to 17:00 in the Art Library at HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts, Kristinelundsgatan 6–8. No prior knowledge required, all material is on site and is free of charge. Especially welcome are you between 10-19 years old but the whole family is very welcome!

More information about the project, the manifestation of February 20 and contact details are available here.

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Page Manager: Carina Krantz|Last update: 11/22/2017
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