INTERNATIONAL MASTA EXCHANGE : “Creaction! CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE”
We live in a culture stifled by rules, roles and social patterns .... We have reached a point where even our way of claim and fight for change has been absorbed by the system and the responses of society are controlled, standard and expected. Hopefully there are still new ways of action, and this is where Creative Activism works, hacking the existing channels or opening up new, unexpected and spontaneous ones. Communities, anonymity, networking, social intelligence, open source, collaborative, self- organized .... creative activism is a mutant organism, an emergence system whose purpose is to arise society reflection in a positive and participatory way .... a virus that inffects our consciousness!
Daily and viral activism....everyone has the power to do it!
¡Creaction! Creative Solutions for Social Change was a 6 days international youth exchange that brought together 30 young people from Italy, Slovenia, Macedonia, Serbia, Germany and Spain with the aim to reflect on the role of creative activism as a tool for social change within the current global situation. The meeting took place in the small town of Avilés (Asturias), located on the northern coast of Spain. It was an intense week where different workshops were developed. Some of them aimed to reflect on current issues and other aimed to discover different tactics and strategies of creative activism. During the exchange there were documentary screenings, we visited the squatted place "La Madreña" (Oviedo) and finally carried out different actions.
It was an intense coexistence where we learned to share ideas, live in community and work together in a creative, participatory and intercultural environment.
It is time for the Creative Revolution¡¡¡
(Pictures from Tina Vatic)