07 - 16.12.2012
SMIT "CREATOR" members were participating in a youth exchange titled “Europe BaGpackers! co-ordinated by Mostar Friedensprojekt e.V. and held in Potsdam, Germany.
The streets in the cities we are living in are the most spontaneous places, made for and of people; institutional information and personal reflections are performed here, either in big jumbo advertisements and shop-windows or small graffiti pieces and street art interventions. Following our realized Youth Exchange “Europe BaGpackers! Publicizing multicultural Europe by creating & carrying smart-bags with the anti-racism and anti-xenophobia street messages” which took place in March 2012, the follow up project with participants from all over the Europe, namely programme countries of the EU27 and neighbouring partner countries from South Eastern Europe, the participating young people will have the possibility to gain technical and content-oriented skills how to catch street visual narratives into the photographic frame, with special emphasis on those describing and/or reflecting united, intercultural and anti-racist oriented European community. Regarding to the gathered visual material, participants will try to find out the prevailing picture of contemporary European community, its future potentials, dangers, weak points in one side and promising advantages on another and will create new collages on the topic. During the variety of workshops they will have the opportunity to discover their own role and opportunities in building of common, multicultural European community. In order to distribute gathered street motives, reflections and visions of Europe, afterwards united and remade by collages, will be printed to cotton bags and later on, after exhibited in a exhibition hall of Potsdam, used as a tool of further spreading of critical and active approaches to the common future, while cruising around Europe and carrying personal “cargo” baGpacks along the streets of Europe.