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The ART Intifada is truly igniting the scene. First. The tent. Therefore. shapes and representations are all part of the Intifada. in fact it brings the pains and the sufferings of the Saharawi people in front of the world through the artistic expression of color. now has a role to play in today’s Saharawi life too. These means are peaceful in the sense that they are very Saharawi too. for the Moroccan army crashed it down very soon. is the ART Intifada. the Melhfa and the Darraa along with their different colors. It’s difficult to restrain these people when they have freely wandered the vast desert for centuries. In November 2010. a shelter and a refuge for the Saharawi nomadic people of yesterday. now occupied by Morocco. It became a symbol of protest as visible in the protest arena as the Saharawi people themselves. Now it participates and takes action just as actively as the people who live in it. Second. The tent. but it marked two significant factors in the conflict. there is no limit of what can art do. The Gdaim Izik camp may not have lived long. the camel. the presence of an unquestionable will within the Saharawi people to reach their goal of independence. as forms of art. THE ART INTIFADA The ART Intifada does not only depict what we are doing as artists. the means with which they fight for this goal. today stands firm beside them. They are free people by nature. shape and thought. Art is revolutionizing the revolution. the same object that protected them from the hardships of nature. Mohamed Sulaiman Sahrawi artist designer of the poster of "ARTifariti 2013" . The tent has changed from a passive object only to be dwelled or to be sought as a cover from the sun and the wind to a very active object of its own. They organized a peaceful protest in Gdaim Izik –the place where the Saharawi families set up tents numbering thousands. Saharawi civilians went out of the city of Laioun. The presence of these traditions.
AAPSS Virgen de la Antigua 4 Bajo Drcha. Attached please find a document that outlines the itinerary and travel specifics.org . 0034 954 28 22 05 . Fernando Peraita President of the Association of Friendship with the Sahrawi People of Seville – AAPSS Association for Friendship with the Saharawi people of Seville . Museums and Cultural Organizations. we will celebrate the VII Edition of the International Encounters of Art and Human Rights in Western Sahara (Project ARTifariti) in the Sahrawi refugee camp of Boujdour. In anticipation of your response. This academic institution represents the efforts of the Ministry of Culture and the AAPSS to provide the Sahrawi refugee community with an Arts Education platform that will facilitate jobs training.org . Yours truly. is firmly committed to raising international awareness and support for Western Sahara.artifariti. designed by teams from Universities. 41011 Sevilla (Spain) Tel.0034 954 27 41 04 Fax. July 2013 Dear Professors. a means of personal expression. curators and professors whose discussions will focus on how this school (created from and for the Sahrawi community and the specific conditions of the refugee camps) can impact and affect our collective future. Tindouf (Algeria). The program. a way of strengthening the collective identity of the young generations and useful tools for working towards Human Rights advocacy. founded under the auspices of the new Tifariti University –SADR. we would be honored to include you as a participant at ARTifariti. From the 2nd to the 9th of November 2013. Seville.org / info@artifariti. In recognition of your commitment to Arts Education. a sense of personal fulfillment. to celebrate the inauguration of the Saharawi Art School and to engage in the panel discussions about its curriculum. 0034 954 28 20 46 aapss@saharasevilla. Artist and Friends. The celebration of the VII Edition of ARTifariti will be comprised of international artists.org .saharasevilla. This year we are especially pleased to announce the inauguration of the Sahrawi Art School. we extend you the gratitude of all the Saharawi people for your efforts on behalf of our cause.
Sahrawi artists and from the rest of the world. in the Sahrawi refugee camps. An art space for the encounter of citizens. It will also be a space for celebrating the birth of the Sahrawi Art Scool. participate in this new form of Art Intifada that expresses the pain and the claims of the Saharawi people. In the past six years. . 1999). separating Sahrawi families between occupation and exile. recreate and re-signify ARTifariti as an artistic process of struggle for dignity in the context of Western Sahara. With a language that appeals to the senses. These encounters are a tool to reclaim the rights of individuals and peoples to their land. an open and participative learning space for the Sahrawi comunnity in the camps and a common platform for future actions in the Art Intifada we are collectively fighting. uninterested in the political demands of a people who they unsuccessfully try to silence. The seventh edition of ARTifariti will be a space for reflection through the analytical look at the works of artists who have participated in the last six editions of the meetings. because "being a citizen means confronting all the time political decisions. This edition completes a stage that is embodied in the creation of the Sahrawi Art School. with its first headquarters in the wilaya of Boujdour. and to do it responsibly and consciously means to be a full citizen" (Clarke. ARTifariti is a project of the Ministry of Culture of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic SADR and the Association of Friendship with the Saharawi people of Seville AAPSS. their culture. articulated around their fundamental right to selfdetermination. reflection and denounciation of the violation of the rights of the Saharawi people. that is universally understandable. since all decisions relating to the world are political. The School will be a new space of encounter in which to rethink. Algeria) November 2nd to 9th 2013 "ARTifariti has won the attention of elusive eyes.as a space of struggle for the realization of human rights through artistic practices. their roots and their freedom. To be commited to the fate of the world is to be political. The initial format consists in an international meeting of creators intended to give a new meaning to the territory of Tifariti -a town bombed with napalm and white phosphorous on the day of the ceasefire. The focus of these meetings has been the approach. it speaks from the commitment and solidarity of the Saharawi cause. Its authors. ARTifariti has become a place of reunion for artists and professionals committed to social transformation for the development of a life worth living from their different conceptions." Aminatou Haidar (ARTifariti 2012) ARTifariti was founded in 2007 as a collective action against the Moroccan Wall of Shame that fractures Western Sahara in two. ARTIFARITI 2013 / The Art Intifada VII International Encounters of Art and Human Rights in Western Sahara Sahrawi Art School (Wilaya of Boujdour-Sahrawi Refugee Camps.
PROGRAM: Day 2: Flight from Madrid to Tindouf Day 3: Opening Day Welcome Event 2007-2012 Retrospective Exhibition Opening ARTifariti (Morning) IV Tuizza ARTifariti "Knowing Saharawi reality ": Encounters with refugees (Afternoon) Second Day Film Exhibition "Art and Human Rights" "Western: Sahara" by Left Hand Rotation (ARTifariti 2012) + Short (Evening) Day 4: "Reflecting on Art and Human Rights" ARTifariti Tuizza IV: "Artistic practices for social transformation" Second Day Film Exhibition "Art and Human Rights": "Bad Moon" by Carmen Sigler (ARTifariti 2010) (Morning) ARTifariti Tuizza IV: "The Intifada media through alternative networks" Artistic actions (Afternoon) Second Day Film Exhibition "Art and Human Rights" Documentaries in the occupied territories (Evening) Day 5: "Official Opening of the Sahrawi Art School" ARTifariti Tuizza IV: "Building the Sahrawi Art School " Artistic actions (Morning) Official Opening of the Sahrawi Art School (Afternoon) Saharawi Music Concert (Evening) Day 6: "Building the Sahrawi Art School" Meeting invited university faculties and institutions: Signature of the Manifesto of the "Platform to Support the Sahrawi Art School" (morning) ARTifariti Tuizza IV: "Artistic practices for social transformation" Artistic actions (Afternoon) Poetry recital (Evening) .
are now open. posed as a meeting place for the retrospective analysis and future construction around the new School of Art Sahrawi. students and professionals involved in artistic practices and human rights. REGISTRATION: The VII edition of ARTifariti.org. is open to the participation of artists. The text summary of the proposals. centered on these edition’s theme “The Art Intifada” should send their proposal in advance to the ARTifariti organization (info@artifariti. The inscriptions of the seventh edition of ARTifariti. ARTIFARITI REGISTRATION: Price 750 € Includes: Registration in the VII International Art and Human Rights Encounters Regular flight Madrid-Algiers-Tindouf (Departure from Barajas Airport) Visa and insurance All meals and lodging with a Sahrawi family . must be submitted by September 25. Day 7: " Making Room for the Sahrawi refugee youth" Visit of the camp of Laayoune Collective Action in the Pottery Workshop in Laayoune (Morning) ARTifariti Tuizza IV: " The culture industry as an alternative occupational for the Sahrawi refugee youth" Artistic actions (Afternoon) Sahara Libre Wear Fashion Show (Evening) Day 8: Closing Day Exhibition of the artistic interventions (Morning) Living with host families (Afternoon) Closing Official Dinner (Evening) SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: Those interested in making a communication on past projects or experiences under way.org). which will evaluate it for presentation during the meetings. 2013. held from 2 to November 9. with a maximum of 500 characters. 2013 for evaluation by the organization to info@artifariti.
blogspot. 41011 Sevilla (Spain) aapss@saharasevilla.Two recent passport photos MORE INFORMATION: ARTifariti Contact Monica di Marco: email@example.com/docs/Form_Visado.A copy of your passport (valid up to six months) .es/ Association for Friendship with the Saharawi people of Seville .emb-argelia. reasons for applying) together with: .org http://artifariti.Visa application form completed and signed in duplicate (Download online: http://www.org www.artifariti. current address.AAPSS Tel.com. 0034 954 28 22 05 . contact details -phone and email-. To register you need to send a request (with your name. profession.0034 954 27 41 04 Fax. 0034 954 28 20 46 C / Virgen de la Antigua 4 on Right.pdf) . passport number.org .
work and social transformation have been key contributions. They awoke the enthusiasm of the young Sahrawi refugees in the camps near Tindouf (Algeria). The practical implementation of the different disciplines. The artistic practices turned out to be very attractive for the refugee youth. facilitated the appropriation of these techniques and the identification with them. challenge. the Ministry of Culture of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) promoted the creation of this school with the support of the Association for Friendship with the Sahrawi people of Seville (AAPSS) (both organizing entities of ARTifariti) and the sponsorship since 2011 of the Andalucian Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AACID). generating dynamics of collaboration and self-‐directed participation. expression. The use of the local references. Working together on their projects increased the self-‐esteem of the participants. The political and social impact of these practices gave an extra value that fitted perfectly with the interests of the students and their struggle. HISTORY The Sahrawi Art School has its origins in the workshops developed since 2007 in the International Encounters of Art and Human Rights in Western Sahara (ARTIfariti). These creative activities generated an offer for an already existing demand that had an impact in two growing problems among the refugee population: the lack of working and personal expectations. Collaboration. motivation. personal and collective growth. especially in the more vulnerable sectors (women and youngsters) and also on the limited capacity of expression of their problems and hopes due to the conditions of isolation in the refugee camps. who find themselves locked up in exile without alternatives for training. The students were motivated by the enjoyable aspects. apart from favouring the conservation of the Sahrawi Cultural Heritage. all useful to build the future of these formative programmes that have preceded the Sahrawi Art School. identity. Because of these experiences. such as the ceramic and the silk-‐screen printing workshops. opened the door to a professional source of employment that was not existent in the camps before. work or leisure. The creative side promoted the freedom to express their frustrations and wishes. . It’s support to the strengthening of the Sahrawi cultural sector is contributing so that the society continues to evolve and grow). or the creation of the clothing label SAHARA LIBRE WEAR.
it is being developed in several stages by Sahrawi and foreigner teachers. Painting. The curriculum proposed is experiential. hydraulic mosaic. as in the case of the clothing label SAHARA LIBRE WEAR or the Ceramic workshops of El Aioun and Dajla). Regarding the location of the Sahrawi Art School. their roots and their freedom in the context of the Sahrawi conflict. Generate opportunities for personal and collective development of the Sahrawi youth by promoting the creation of their own cultural industry. ceramics. Arab Calligraphy…). Public Art. History of Art (including Political Art. proceedings and artistic techniques (Drawing. with the idea of creating a thematic educational complex similar in relation to its contexts to a “University campus”. Contribute to the protection of the Sahrawi Cultural Heritage. and also general basic skills (computing. technologies and languages). sharing administrative spaces. library and residential areas. Creativity. supported by AAPSS and the University of Tifariti. THE PROCCESS Since the decision by the Sahrawi Ministry of Culture of creating this school. OBJECTIVES There are three main objectives of the Sahrawi Art School: enhance the role of artistic practices as a tool to claim the rights of the people and communities to their land. And a second cycle for implementing the completed speciality (promoting the creation of work cooperatives in accordance to these specialities related to applied arts. creating a programme that synthesise experiences and adapts them to the context of the Sahrawi camps. computer classroom. For the construction of the buildings. which are also planned as a formative process. Its location is being constructed next to the Music school in order to generate synergies between both centres. Artistic Practices and Human Rights) and Sahrawi Culture. experimental and open. open and flexible in order to allow the incorporation of changes and improvements that the own educational process may generate. The first students of the school will start their studies in the academic year 2013-‐2014. doing the designed first year. low cost technologies and energies for human development are being used Regarding the curriculum design. the first art school located in such a settlement. their culture. silkscreen printing…) . consists of two cycles: the first (composed of two courses) with a theoretical-‐practical nature in the real-‐world. SECOND COURSE: Specialization in Applied Arts (etching/engraving. SYLLABUS The first course syllabus of the Sahrawi Art School. artists and experts linked to the organization of ARTifariti. the wilaya of Bojador was finally selected. where the school of Film and Music already exists. an open and participative process was initiated for the physical and academic development of this formative project. Volumetric. FIRST COURSE: Introduction to the fundamentals.
For this reason. a means for personal expression. We also believe it is a collective effort to find new creative strategies that point to a solution for the Western Sahara conflict. a sense of personal fulfillment. collaborations of human and material resources and other practices of interest for the institutions that form this platform of support for the sustainability of the Sahrawi Art School and its international impact. an international platform of support for this school is proposed. ARTIfariti 2013. on an individual level. We believe in the Sahrawi Art School as a collective effort to provide the Sahrawi refugee community with an Arts Education platform that wil facilitate jobs training. creation of shared degrees. as well as by some financial support received from host families through the programme “Holidays in Peace”. for which purpose we are promoting the participation of different University Faculties to the event and signing general protocols of collaboration. Food and basic social services for the refugee population depend fundamentally on humanitarian aid and. The situation of extended exile impedes the normal development of the Sahrawi society and the generation of their own resources. teachers and students. on the remittances that the population in the diaspora generates. institutional support. a way to strengthening the collective identity of the young generations and useful tools for working toward Human Rights advocacy. . Its objective is to generate connections among international academic and artistic institutions that promote the exchange of staff. INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM OF SUPPORT FOR THE SAHRAWI ART SCHOOL Sustainability is one of the handicaps of the projects that are developed in the Sahrawi refugee camps. celebration of workshops in the zone of conflict and abroad. and because one of the objectives of the Sahrawi Art School is the impact of the artistic practices in social transformation in the context of the Sahrawi conflict. The Platform will be formally established in the framework of the VII International Encounters of Art and Human Rights in Western Sahara.
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