TO WRITE THE HUMAN RIGHTS is a worldwide artistic project which includes a pedagogical method. It can be implemented on various scales: a large subway station, on city walls, on a school wall, in museums, as urban furniture, in parks, and at home with families.
TO WRITE THE HUMAN RIGHTS is to rethink the people’s social role and their participation to create a harmonious life between beings and the world. Through art, its purpose is to raise awareness of the rights and duties of human beings among themselves and for the earth. This project is accessible to all those who, by their enthusiasm and philosophy of hope, wish to become project leaders by sharing it and creating it with their friends, community, responsible institutions, teachers of their children’s schools, and collectives.
Why Haiti? Because the Haitian Foundation FOKAL asked Françoise Schein and the association Inscrire to work in Haiti. After a first big project in the park of Martissant, Cherlie Rivage wished to create a local team to pursue Inscrire’s projects in schools and with young Haitians.
TO WRITE THE HUMAN RIGHTS is designed as 2 distinct and complementary projects:
1-The paper workshop:
allows you to work with a large number of participants at no cost, as you only need paper and pencils. Several activities can result, including a contest and the selection of the best drawings. See our pedagogical kit available for free access here.
2-The ceramic workshop and design of a public artwork:
If the project initiator seeks to create a perennial ceramic artwork and obtains public and/or private funding, Inscrire will organize a participatory workshop. The artwork is then installed permanently in public spaces. We usually organize the two workshops one after another, which allows us to reach a large number of participants. Information available upon request by email.
Isit la, nou kwé nan dwa moun with Lycée Alexandre Pétion
Following the creation of the Martissant project, the local team of artist Gerry Sterling and human rights specialist Cherlie Rivage organized workshops to raise young people’s awareness of human rights issues that are particularly violated in their country. Then they set up an art studio and produced the final artworks, which were installed on the public wall in front of Lycée Alexandre Pétion.
Parc de Martissant, Nan zafè dwa moun, tout nèt egal ego – In terms of human rights, everyone is equal
This large-scale project was initiated by Lucie Couet, project manager of the Fokal Foundation in Port-au-Prince. We collaborated with EVA Architects to build a large Human Rights wall, as part of the renovation of the beautiful Martissant Park. The local team of the Fokal with Danièle Magloire, a woman very committed to democracy matters in Haiti, gave the preparatory courses based on analytical teaching and reflection on rights in Kreol in 2 secondary schools – the Frères Roc College and the Collège Intermédia Familial – in this poorest district of the city. These drawing courses, based on our pedagogical kit, helped these particularly gifted young people to create the ceramic paintings. About a hundred students participated in this project.
PARTNERS AND SUPPORTS
Le Centre d’Art
Fondation La Ferthé
Le Collège Frères Roc
Le Collège Intermédia Familial
Office de la Protection du Citoyen
EVA Studio (Emergent Vernacular Architecture)
La Croix Rouge Haïtienne
The American Red Cross
Open Society Foundation
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