Featuring everyday objects turned into illustrated narratives
How often do we pause to really take in our surroundings? Which objects lie all around us? What kinds of things do we look at everyday that we might start to see differently? A sink, ripened fruit, a lamp, a doorway, clothing or a piece of furniture?
Throughout the Festival, we invite you to capture these objects with your phone or camera and share a photo with us. Each week of the festival, our Art Director Miriam Sugranyes will then reimagine these objects into illustrations that tell the narrative of children’s rights.
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Bias Changing (the system) from within Future generations Self-awareness Intergenerational trauma “Once I began meditating, I slowly began to question all the social norms I held.” Minna Salami ‘You must treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. Is is loaned to you by your children.’ Kenyan Proverb Aims of Education “Poetry is not a luxury.” Audre Lorde Rain ‘Young people, people this society blatantly short-changes and betrays, are looking for intelligent, realistic, long-term thinking: not another ranting ideology, but a practical working hypothesis, a methodology of how to regain control of where we’re going’. Ursula Le Guin The Need for Storytelling Difficult Questions Women’s role in resistance Discovery in discomfort “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe New paradigm Transforming Power Structures “We are striking because we have done our homework, and they have not.” Greta Thunberg Government policies on climate change “Fear binds people together. And fear disperses them. Courage inspires communities … for courage is as contagious as fear.” Susan Sontag Capitalism and its discontents “Does the solution to the problems faced by ordinary people lie in addressing the structural inequality or in creating yet another power structure that people will have to defer to?” Arundhati Roy Technology will not save you Nothing is ever as it seems A road less travelled Over protection “Naming is the first step in the process of liberation.” Rebecca Solnit “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” Marcel Proust. Bridging generational divide Emergence Children’s charity The easy choice is rarely the right one “Greed loses what it has gained” African proverb