Subjective Mapping – Brivezac, France

Training Course

1-15 October 2017 | Brivezac, France

This Training Course is for 24 participants from Bulgaria, France, Poland, Portugal, Turkey.

“Subjective Mapping” will invite 24 artists, educators and social workers to discover and explore the emotional layer of our perception of space, to create their own maps that tell stories, convey values and engage people.

The training in rural France will give participants the unique opportunity to experience and learn about subjective mapping as a tool for community building and inclusion. We aim to help youth workers to develop new skills, using the method of storytelling, illustration and mapping, and discovering new educational tools in their work with young people. The group will be a balanced mix between educators, youth workers and professionals who will explore the methodology together.

-Dates: 1-15 October 2017
-Location: Brivezac, France
-Who: we are looking for youth and social workers, educators, illustrators, creative writers, urbanists, cartographers, geographers, designers, community workers, artists working on public spaces and urban environment, for space appropriation and community building, storytellers, urban sociologists and landscapers.
-Where from: France, Portugal, Turkey, Poland and Bulgaria
-It is co-funded by Erasmus+ and travel expenses, accommodation & food are covered. There is a 50 EUR participation fee.
-Application deadline: 31 July 2017

About the workshop:
Maps hold unparalleled storytelling power. A map, unlike a photographic sketch, looks like the way we think. Cognitive science nowadays insists on the ability of our minds to create mental maps before we take snapshots, storing information and space representation in a schematic form. We only need a few lines, relations between elements, some dots marking important points – for a whole story of experiences to come alive in our imagination. The most wonderful appeal of maps, perhaps, is that it stores and expresses our emotions into minimalistic shapes. We want to explore the beautiful subjectivity of maps as a tool for intercultural understanding, inclusion and active participation, especially related to migration.

“Subjective Mapping” aims to offer alternative sources of non formal education, expression and therapy. Our proposal is to explore educational tools for social work and community building using cartography, illustration, storytelling and creative writing to engage Europeans in intercultural learning, initiatives for inclusion and active participation.

Eléonore LABATTUT, Architect and geographer
She is an architect and geographer. She specializes in large-scale diagnostics and analyses and in assessing stakeholders’ roles in post-disaster contexts and crisis situations. She has also worked on implementing participatory housing and planning-related projects at neighborhood, village and city level.

Anne MERLIN, Creator of Nomadways
She is a nomad designer. She creates and animates trainings since 2008. Born in France, Anne studied art and interaction design there. She lived in Greece, Brazil, Seychelles, Portugal and now travels all year round, working from anywhere.

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The training course is co-funded by Erasmus+.


-The project is co-founded by Erasmus+
-The food, travel costs and accommodation are covered
-The travel reimbursements are up to the following amounts: France 275 EUR, Portugal 275 EUR, Turkey 530 EUR, Bulgaria 275 EUR, Poland 180 EUR.
-There is a 50 EUR participation fee, taken from the travel reimbursement (which also grants you with a Nomadways annual membership).

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Application deadline (24h CET): 31 July 2017.

Date of selection: 10 August 2017.

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