Revealed hands III

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.

Website management

Mentors: Petra Bukovinski, Maša Majce Mesarič, Kristjan Jarni, Tjaša Bavcon Designers Maša in Petra presented participants with the basic principles of design and management of a completely new sales website Revealed hands. Participants learnt to run, manage, and enter the data into the on-line shop, as well as to enter texts and photographs. Tjaša Bavcon…

Humanitarian and pedagogical work

Mentors: Faila Pašić Bišić, Tjaša Bavcon, Jasmina Ferček Trainings were aimed at psychosocial empowerment of the asylum holders, meeting, connecting, and expressing through conversations in a circle and motivational tasks carried out by Faila Pašić Bišić. Textile handicraft (finger crocheting of pillows) under the supervision of Tjaša Bavcon and Jasmina Ferček, which was also an…

Creating video contents

  Mentors: Miha Možina, Lucija Ćirović, Alja Sušnik, Tjaša Bavcon, Katja Burger, Kristjan Jarni Diverse trainings were aimed at learning the basic film language and obtaining the basic skills in the field of recording sound and image, mask, photography, lightning, and performance in front of the film camera and posing in front of the camera.…

Basic promotional skills

Mentors: Nataša Briški, Lucija Ćirović, Špela Strasser, Jasmina Ferček, Faila Pašić Bišić, Tjaša Bavcon Trainings within this set were very diverse. They were aimed at the first contact with public performance and direct communication with media. Comic Lucija Čirović led them to the first practice of performing, theatre improvisation, and role playing, and therefore strengthened…


The project is supported by:

Operation Revealed hands 3 Humane and Business Successes is co-financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund ( and the Republic of Slovenia. It is implemented within the Operational Programme for Implementation of EU Cohesion Policy in the period 2014–2020, priority investments: 9.1 Active inclusion, including promotion of equal opportunities and active participation, as well as improvement of employment, a specific goal: 9.1.3 Prevention of slipping into poverty or social exclusion and reduction of health inequalities.