WHAT IS SOLIDARILABS?
WHAT IS SOLIDARILABS?
They include well structured lectures and workshops that share the Skylight model and best practices for collaborations between independent storytellers and movement actors to create bonds of solidarity that deepen the creative process.
An ignite talk is a presentation format in which speakers have five minutes to talk on a subject accompanied by 20 slides. Participants and organizations can prepare an ignite talk describing their work and its impact, or perhaps what it is they are aiming to do.
Mentors from each SolidariLabs offer advice and support to solve problems or advance projects.
Participants articulate creative experiments to achieve social change that could be set in motion after SolidariLabs.
A set of creative constraints aimed at building teams in a way that participants get to know each other's strengths and weaknesses will structure these “Design Sessions” where participants must work together to creatively address a challenge.
Participants support each other to solve problems or advance projects that would benefit from the different knowledge offered by each participant.
SolidariLabs has no registration fee and is only open to residents of the host country. The cost of travel, lodging, and meals of participants are all covered by SolidariLabs.
As follow-up to each SolidariLabs, there is a consultancy to foster opportunities for creative collaborations that take place in SolidariLabs, as well as sharing strategies to fundraise for projects. Over time a we aim build a network of SolidariLabs participants that will meet regularly to share their experiences and to create shared strategies for social change.
Here’s what our SolidariLabs Colombia participants are developing:
A reality web series documenting the creation of an Afro-Colombian music group in Tumaco comprised of former guerrillas, soldiers, paramilitaries, and victims.
Filmmakers and activists come together to train marginalized communities how to use short narrative media to include their voices in the national conversation.
A collaboration between the directors of two documentaries with differing perspectives on the Colombian peace agreement create a national campaign to foster reconciliation.
“Cooking the Peace for a new country” will document a process of reconciliation in former armed conflict zones through the preparation and sharing of local cuisines.