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Hall Solidari

Women from Burkina Faso
Training and entrepreneurship

The Association pour la Promotion Féminine de Gaoua (APFG) promotes a wide array of activities to improve the living conditions of the population of the Poni region, in the south-west of Burkina Faso and in particular that of women. They work in against a poverty background, with a high rate of illiteracy, and try to overcome the obstacles that keep young women away from schools, most women from decision-making spaces, and relegate them to the hardest jobs. To this end, the APFG has been carrying out activities for more than 20 years to improve its competences and to contribute to the empowerment of women in this rural environment.

From the UPV, worked has been carried alongside the APFG in various projects, in this exhibition we present the results of the Adsideo "Bon aliment” project, focused on food safety and nutritional improvement, as well as the project developed with Caixabank in which 100 young women and leaders of their villages have been trained in the use of tools to improve the organisation and development of productive activities.

They show us a path based on determination, the drive of their own initiatives and ways of working, and the confidence to move forward.

Organised by: The Association pour la Promotion Féminine de Gaoua (APFG)

+ info: http://www.asso-apfg.org/

From 10 to 31 October 2017

News: http://www.upv.es/entidades/ACU/noticia_1009086c.html

Image Gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/culturaupv/albums/72157661635314638

Presentation of El Salto
The first large media outlet financed by the people

Within the framework of the World Press Freedom Day - UNESCO (3 May)

This date brings the opportunity to assess press freedom and defend the media from attacks on their independence.

On the occasion of this day, we have organised a round table to present El Salto, a proposal launched by the Diagonal newspaper and more than 20 means to build a new media outlet based on cooperation and integration between related projects with the aim of having a broader scope.

This round table will have the presence of Álvaro Minguito, professional photographer and member of El Salto, Edgar Bellver of El Salto-Valencia, Álex Gaita of La Marea newspaper and Paula Durán of La Directa, two examples of independent journalism in our country that are not part of El Salto but which collaborate closely with the project. And we will also have the opportunity to listen to José Manuel Martín, professor of Journalism Ethics at the Universitat Jaume I de Castellón.

Simultaneously to this presentation, a photojournalism exhibition "From Diagonal to El Salto, 11 years in images" will be inaugurated on 3 May in the Solidari Hall with photographs by Olmo Calvo, Edu León, Judith Prat, José Alfonso, Álvaro Minguito, David Fernández, Ramón Fornell, Bárbara Boyero and Juan Carlos Rojas. This exhibition will be opened until 16 June.

+ info: https://saltamos.net

+ Exhibition "From Diagonal to El Salto, 11 years in images"
From 3 May to 16 June 2017
in Solidari Hall

News: www.upv.es/entidades/ACU/noticia_994223c.html

Image Gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/culturaupv/albums/72157681133290173

Refugio ilustrado (Illustrated shelter)
Between the coffin and the suitcase

150 illustrations in support of refugees

"Refuges do not choose to become refugees. In most cases they are people like you and me, but who had to choose between a coffin and a suitcase, who have been forced to flee their country due to persecution on the grounds of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, gender or sexual orientation. Many are victims of trafficking or armed conflict. They have lost everything but their dignity "(Spanish Commission for the Assistance to Refugees - CEAR).


This exhibition is linked to the project Education for Citizenship Glob-UPV ctalent.blogs.upv.es
In order to find out your opinion on the refugee crisis, please answer the following questions: Questionnaire (in Spanish)

Organised by: Centre for Development Cooperation, Cultural Activities Area, Associació Professional d'ilustradors de València and CTalent.

More info: apiv@apiv.com

From 10 - 31 March 2017
Location: Ximo Mora Room. Student Recreation Centre

From 3 - 12 April 2017
Location: Solidari Hall, Vice-chancellor’s Office building

News: www.upv.es/entidades/ACU/noticia_989607c.html

Image Gallery: www.flickr.com/photos/culturaupv/albums/72157680183251272

Labios como espadas
(Lips like swords) Phobias against the LGTB community +

Activity which is part of "Miradas a tres: homofobia”, developed jointly with MICE (International Educational Cinema Association) and Mostra La Ploma (LGTB Cinema Festival and Culture).
Didier Eribon (2001) points out: "Offence is not only a word that describes (...) The one who utters the insult makes me aware that he has power over me, that I am at his mercy. (...) Offence is a speech act - or a repeated series of acts - by which a particular place in the world is assigned to its recipient. Such assignment determines a viewpoint on the world, a particular perception. Offence is a performative statement: its function is to create impacts and, in particular, to establish or perpetuate the separation between the 'normal' and those who Goffman calls the 'stigmatised', and instil such gap in the heads of individuals. Offence tells me what I am to the extent that it makes me what I am." For his part, Bourdieu, in Masculine Domination states: “The dominated view the relations of domination from the perspective of the dominant – thus making them appear as natural” (2001). Because offence - according to Eribon - is a speech act or a repeated series of acts by which a particular place in the world is assigned to its recipient. Offence and insult are pre-formative statements, which at the time of being uttered separate the "normal" from the "stigmatised" and sentence them to live in the margins indicated for them by the dominant ideology.

Eribon, Didier, Reflexiones sobre la cuestion gay, Barcelona, Anagrama, 2001

Research carried out by Carmelo Gabaldón and Juan Carreras

From 27 February to March 24 2017

News: www.upv.es/entidades/ACU/noticia_988887c.html

Image Gallery: www.flickr.com/photos/culturaupv/albums/72157681635851995


Torrepinos School, is an educational centre founded in Torrent, Valencia, in 1973, for students between the ages of 3 and 21, who need a special and specialised education.
This exhibition seeks to reproduce, through photography, some of the most famous portraits in history, using the students of the centre. The initiative seeks to favour the autonomy and self-esteem of the group through bodily activity as a way to experience and internalise art.
The project, carried out during academic years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, presents two stages. In the first one, the first twelve photographs are taken with the students of the CEFR Torrepinos. In the second one, there is a collaboration with an ordinary education centre (Monte Sión School from Torrent) to take six new photographs in search of joint, interactive and inclusive work among all the participating students (make-up, costumes, props, characterization...).
The exhibition consisting of eighteen photographs is the result of this cooperation and exchange activity that uses art and inclusion as meeting point.

Photographer: Juan Miguel Esteve
From 6 to 15 February 2017

News: www.upv.es/entidades/ACU/noticia_986897c.html

Image Gallery: www.flickr.com/photos/culturaupv/albums/72157678815121790T

Siria en el objetivo
(Syria under the lens)

The photographic exhibition Siria en el objetivo within the programme Siria Vive; a look at life in the Syrian conflict through the art of the Pulso de Vida Foundation, brings together the photographic work of three Syrian artists who reflect the artistic expression of a society and a culture that survives amidst almost 6 years of war. This exhibition aims to defend life and freedom through pictures that, often times, are the personal account of daily moments of the drama of war and the humanitarian refugees crsis. Pulso de Vida is a non-profit development cooperation NGO whose objective is focused on comprehensive development and social assistance for all people affected by situations of conflict or crisis.

From 16 January to 3 February 2017

News: http://www.upv.es/entidades/ACU/noticia_984255c.html

Image Gallery: www.flickr.com/photos/culturaupv/albums/72157680405203365

UPV Diversa. Exhibition of the Mobile Photography Contest for LGTB visibility

Promoting the awareness and recognition of these groups, which decisively contributes through art to their empowerment for the transformation that our society needs to eradicate the social and political pressure that impacts all people limiting their affective-sexual diversity in terms of real equality.

Commissioned by: Begoña Fuentes Giner
From 22 June to 7 July 2016

News: http://www.upv.es/entidades/ACU/noticia_961925c.html
Marruecos a través de los ojos de sus niñ@s (Morocco through the eyes of its children)

MAAK is a non-profit association that, since 2007, fights for the promotion and defence of the rights of children.

On the occasion of the celebration on 30 January of the School Day of Non-violence and Peace (the day of Gandhi's death anniversary), the Cultural Activities Area of the UPV holds this exhibition.

Between 11 - 22 August, 2015, a group of MAAK volunteers travelled to Tétouan to set up a workshop for Moroccan children. The pictures taken during the workshop were collected are available here.

Commissioned by: MAAK Association
From 25 January to 12 February 2016

News: http://www.upv.es/entidades/ACU/noticia_938742c.html

UPV News: http://www.upv.es/rtv/tv/actualidad-en-la-upv/55753

Image Gallery: https://www.flickr.com/gp/132769718@N05/949vMT
Yo como TÚ (Me as you)

Our universe changes as we learn to look from a different perspective

We know that it is not enough to remove architectural barriers, implement legislative or linguistic changes to achieve the full inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in our society.

Because being present does not imply participation. To achieve full participation, it is key to create a change in the attitudes of the people who are part of their environment.

Commissioned by: FEAPS
From 2 to 9 December 2015

Mans a l'obra (Let's get to work)

Since 1994 the City of Meliana has developed a training and care programme for adults aimed at those with mental disabilities, as well as for those with objective difficulties of social integration and/or high risk of social exclusion.

Through reading, writing, cognitive maintenance, gardening, painting or ceramics workshops we aim to promote the improvement of physical, mental and social skills and abilities. The current exhibition contains a small sample of the work developed in the artistic activities workshop.

Commissioned by: CCOO
from 17 to 30 November 2015

News: http://www.upv.es/entidades/ACU/noticia_938742c.html

UPV News: http://www.upv.es/rtv/tv/actualidad-en-la-upv/55753

Image Gallery: https://flic.kr/s/aHsktFLEJP
RetrospectVIH (HIVRetrospect): Retrospective Exhibition of World Day Posters in response to AIDS

Consecutively since 2001, the Universitat Politècnica de València, through the Faculty of Fine Arts, has been collaborating with CALCSICOVA in the celebration of the "1 December World AIDS Day". This collaboration has been carried out through the development of workshops, conferences, informative talks, performances... The current exhibition is a small sample of the posters that during all these years have been created by the Fine Arts students to commemorate this date.

CALCSICOVA is a platform established in 1997 that covers ten entities throughout the Valencian Region. It works to respond to HIV and AIDS in the Valencian autonomic territory and to adequately prevent its transmission in society. Among the main objectives of this group is its interest in eradicating the stigma and discrimination of those living with HIV and AIDS, as well as their willingness to influence regional and state policies to promote social, legal and administrative changes that contribute to improving the living conditions of those affected.

Commissioned by: CALCSICOVA
from 24 November to 5 December 2014

News: https://www.upv.es/entidades/ACU/noticia_898979c.html

UPV News: http://www.upv.es/rtv/informativo/20141201
ShalomArt. Painting class for people with chronic mental illness

This exhibition contained a selection of the works carried out throughout that academic year. There are several works in which the students, guided by the teaching staff, freely express their creativity. Around 130 patients have participated in almost 20 years. We believe it has had a very positive impact on their lives.

Commissioned by: ShalomArt Association
from 13 to 20 June, 2014

Association Web: http://shalomart.blogspot.com.es/

UPV News: http://www.upv.es/rtv/informativo/20140618

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