Stories on a Bench // Tranzit Visual Lab

Tranzit Visual Lab — 13.1.2024 08:00

Stories on a bench
January-February 2024

“Stories on a bench” is an audiovisual workshop that aims to listen to the voices of participants. At the workshop, we will produce interviews and photos together. You will be able to talk about your interests, hobbies, future or challenges in your lives. During the photo sessions, we invite you to explore your own creativity, and discover new techniques for making photos. More than just making your voice heard, here you can express your own subjectivity, discover the stories of others and learn more about the art of photography and journalism.
Artistic coordinators: Lőrincz Anna and Márkos Tamás

Tranzit Visual Lab
September 2023 - April 2024
Tranzit Visual Lab is a visual creation programme designed for teenagers. Starting this autumn, every Saturday at Tranzit House young people from Cluj and the immediate vicinity are invited to take part in workshops in film and animation, photography, collage and a multitude of mixed-media experiments.
Tranzit Visual Lab complements the regular programme of Tranzit House, where we have been developing for over 20 years art education and critical pedagogy projects aimed at combating discrimination and segregation, raising awareness of otherness and ethnic and linguistic diversity, creating common spaces and incubating new resources for conviviality.
Tranzit Visual Lab will pay special attention to the participation of young people from the Pata Rât communities, who together with their families have suffered forced evictions and relocations, and who are constantly placed on the margins. Complementarily, the project is imagined alongside and has in its organisation team former beneficiaries and adults from the above mentioned communities.
The Tranzit Visual Lab project is run by Tranzit Foundation and funded through the În Stare de Bine program, supported by Kaufland Romania and implemented by the Civil Society Development Foundation.
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About the În Stare de Bine programme
The În Stare de Bine programme is an annual funding programme that provides non-reimbursable grants totalling €1 million per year to non-governmental organisations in Romania. The program is implemented by the Civil Society Development Foundation, with the financial support of Kaufland Romania.
The objective of the programme is to increase the quality of life of people living in rural and urban communities by supporting initiatives that have a positive impact in three key areas - culture, sport and healthy living - and that address vulnerable groups and their communities.
This year, exceptionally, the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has led to a partial reorientation of the programme towards supporting migrants and refugees displaced by the war in the neighbouring country.
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About Kaufland Romania
Kaufland is one of the largest retail companies in Europe, with 1,300 stores in 8 countries, 132.000 employees and a network of 149 stores in Romania. Taking environmental and social responsibility is an essential aspect of Kaufland’s corporate policy. The company’s belief is that the world can be a better place through everyone’s involvement, which is why, in 2018, Kaufland developed the “Involvement makes a difference” platform, under the umbrella of which all social responsibility actions are communicated. Most of the company’s CSR projects are carried out in partnership with regional or national non-governmental associations and aim to implement complex social programmes that target large groups of beneficiaries.
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About Civil Society Development Foundation
The Civil Society Development Foundation (FCSD) is an independent, non-governmental organisation, established in 1994, which promotes a strong and sustainable civil society, contributing to the defence of democratic values by supporting civil society actors, mobilising resources, fostering an enabling environment and strengthening cooperation with other sectors.
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