Summer camp: Amorφous
Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, the leader of Alien Project, invites you for Amorφous, a 9-day summer camp, includes a variety of workshops that combine innovative teaching methods and methodologies of social sciences, economics, education and communication design.
Workshops: July 01-06 2017
Exhibition: July 07-09 2017
Venue: Technopolis City of Athens; Peiraios 100, Gazi
more info: https://alien.pja.edu.pl/summer-camp.html
From the 1st to the 9th of July, distinguished academics, passionate teachers and innovative designers together with children, students and migrant communities will try to understand and interpret the complex issue of migration flows in Europe: still fluid, without a consolidated form, setting at the same time new vital questions.
Design thinking, visual narration, animation, storytelling, round tables, along with an open air cinema and a comfort-space will create an alternative narratives’ patchwork in various spots, spread in the city of Eleusis.
Amorφous summer camp will also host an open air cinema session, with short documentary screenings. The summer camp concludes with an exhibition of the workshops’ collaborative outcomes.
The summer camp is a part of Alien – international collaboration for education on migration. We work together economists, educators and designers to offer finally a project of social design course for educators who wish to teach on migration in the interdisciplinary teams. The aim is to encourage economists and educators for collaboration with designers.
About Alien Project
The project aims at contributing to greater equity and social cohesion within Europe, through a series of knowledge-exchange activities with diverse stakeholders (academics, national and local authorities, migrant communities and organizations) and through the understanding of complexities of migration. The Leaders of the project are: Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Glyndŵr University, University of the West of Scotland, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Aalto University, and Technopolis City of Athens.
Given the critical context of the current refugee crisis in Europe, the projects objectives are:
– To advance young people inter-cultural competences, knowledge and understandings of migration through transnational, multi and interdisciplinary collaboration of academic staff, migrant organizations and postgraduate students.
– To develop engagement of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) with local and international migrant organizations as well as regional authorities to build bridges and share knowledge, good practices and raise awareness of issues around migration.