Business and humane successes 2016/2017
Due to the success of the previous project with the same name, authoring group Oloop in cooperation with the Humanitarian Charity Society UP from Jesenice continued with the work, since it again received a support of the European Social Fund.
The project was aimed at vulnerable groups of people – mainly immigrants and disabled persons living in Jesenice, and female asylum holders from asylum home in Ljubljana. The desire was to additionally educate them in the field of textile design, creation of video, marketing and sales topics, humanitarian work, and social skills, and therefore psychosocially empower them. Most of the trainings took place in Hiša sreče (House of Happiness) in Jesenice, and some of them in asylum home in Ljubljana.
The project was based on experience from previous projects with the same name. However, in addition to textile design, this time it provided more space for various artistic approaches, such as movement, play, theatre improvisation, photography, video, poetry with the aim to create a relaxing and creative atmosphere at meetings.
Due to the diversity of topics, the project hosted significantly more mentors and professional co-workers, and creators: representatives of Textile Arts Center from New York, journalist Nataša Briški, actress Lucija Čirović, photographer Kristjan Jarni, director Miha Možina, a professional for social skills Jaka Kovač and others.
In addition to the collection of patterned crocheted woollen pillows, a series of photographs, sales website, and a documentary film that were presented at the exhibition in the Right Atrium of the Ljubljana Town Hall were made.