48 hours of Imagination!
The weekend of the 7th and 8th of July 2012 marks the pilot of five Imagination Studio ideas: غرام، صحبة، مشوار، خبرية، دردشة. The pilot platform is an Imagination Bus, which transports the five ideas to two regions in Lebanon: Jbeil and Zahleh. When the bus arrives to its destination, Imaginers set up a pop-up Imagination Market. Each idea has a booth within the market, and invites youth to experience what is it is like to participate in the idea there and then. We are very interested in the feedback that youth give us, and in evaluating the impact that our ideas have on integration behaviours in the areas we’re visiting. This helps us improve and iterate the ideas on a small scale early on, before time and money is invested in implementing them on a large scale and longer term.
This is the Politics & Friendship idea we will be testing at the booth:
صحبة: A theatre-based peer education flash mob takes place at the booth, where performers representing two unnamed political parties start a scenario that quickly escalates. The scenario pauses, and youth in the audience are invited to participate and re-create the scenario to avoid the clash and conflict. A number of different scenarios are played throughout the day.
Stay posted to find out more about how you can volunteer to help with preparations or resources for Imagination Bus and Market!