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Desire for Freedom

Europe, do you feel free?

In preparation of the workshop in Berlin our 15 participants conducted a survey within their countries in order to find out, what freedom means for their peers/families and how they assess the situation concerning freedom and human rights in their countries. Zuzana and Sárka read all the evaluations from Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain and extracted the most important points. Here is their conclusion

Freedom in Europe: Equal opportunities?

During the workshop ‘Desire for Freedom’ Mare from Estonia conducted an interview with Sofia (Finland), Sławomir (Poland) and Darya (Belarus) How do you feel about the situation of freedom in your country? How is it restrained? Sofia: Excellent. Not only are the human rights guaranteed to a great extent, I think we have one of the closest things to equal opportunity as well. Sławomir: I think there is a lot of freedom in my country, but on the other hand people are not taught how to use it. There have been some bad times that have shown, that not everyone’s freedom is accepted by the society. But I guess we are heading in a good direction. Darya: In our country, we are in some ways restricted. Not everybody is free. The restriction of the freedom of expression, the impossibilit...[Read More]

“Pasta for the Poor” – Experiencing inequality

A simulation seemed to be the best way for our Eustorians to experience the situation of inequality during the seminar in Berlin. With pasta as money and socks and tape and socks to create different starting chances for our participants during the distribution of wealth. Giving different voting rights according to wealth just established the inequality. One participant summarized his experiences here   

Freedom of Interpretation

While working with the exhibition ‘Desire for Freedom’, our participants were confronted with the fact, that we were not allowed to take pictures of the art and display them here. They found another way of visualizing their interpretation. You can also look into the Making of

The Desire for Freedom

After only four days of intense working in Berlin on the topic of freedom, our 15 Eustorians produced an impressive ‘piece of art’, a blog consisting of many different pieces. We will are going to publish parts of it here as well, but if you want to see the whole, go here… http://desireforfreedom.wordpress.com/