The project wants to give excluded communities living in Wrocław (Poland) possibility to share the way their experience difficult situation. Excluded communities (such as Romani and homeless people) will be trained about the general techniques of digital photography and blogs. In this way we want to show that Wrocław is “the meeting place” only in our official PR, not in the reality. We want to give the voice to “invisible” inhabitants.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Photography workshops will give the participants the technical knowledge about documentary photography. Photoblog can give the people that can't speak Polish opportunity to express their opinion. Both workshops together and finally their work later on, allow participants to document their lives, and their other view of the city.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
Local independent photographer and blogger who will hold photo workshops will ensure high quality of this work. Local NGO’s that cooperate with excluded communities (e.g. Nomada – Association for Multicultural Society Integration (www.nomada.info.pl), St. Brother Albert Aid Society and independent architect who cooperate with homeless people (Jerzy Łątka has made projects of furniture from the paper) will contribute to success of this project.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
We want to work with max. 30 people carefully recruited and recommended from other NGOs projects to make sure that all participants are engaged, strongly interested in new media and want to share their experiences.To sustain their participation we will remember to organize integration meetings that help them know each other and work together better.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Rising Voices can help us to popularise our project around the world and get us new ideas for new projects that we can implement in Wrocław in the future. This website help us also in networking with other formal and informal groups.