With support of Swedish Institute we started our Journey on promoting non-discrimination, human rights and freedom of expression in Russia. The name of the project "Vi finns" in Swedish, or "Мы здесь" ("We exist") in Russian, reflects the aim of the project to raise voices of those who are not heard. These voices comprise marginalised and discriminated groups, cultural minorities, children and adults with special needs, people questioning the status quo, nature protectors and the nature itself. "Vi finns"/"Мы Здесь" can be the voice of anyone who feels oppressed by the political, social or cultural structure.
We see the project as a Journey for us because we walk into the unknown following what feels right and humane. Walking this path for understanding the nature of humans and their relations with each other and the ecosystem is as important as the products we aim to create.
Other activities of the journey are educational or cultural events for promoting the raised topic and they will take places mainly in Russia. There will be a diverse mosaic of the Art Lab, a summer school in a remote area, festivals, games, conceptual and art processes and public events.
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