ENDLESS PRESENT | LIMITED FUTURE is a non-formal alternative education project dedicated to children aged between 10 and 17 years old from six Romanian towns: Alexandria, Slobozia, Turnu Măgurele, Oltenița, Urziceni and Mizil, started in May 2021 and ending in October 2022.
Using comics and illustrated stories, children coming from local communities of the six towns mentioned above will search for solutions to fight plastic pollution, one of the most serious threats to environment and climate. It’s a good opportunity to introduce children to concepts such as sustainable growth, circular economy and renewable resources, presented as constructive ways to actively contribute to preserving the ecosystem which is our home: Earth.
Six towns, ten schools, over one hundred children participants, ten teachers, five trainers, sixty comics and storytelling workshops, seven exhibitions – this is how the project looks like in numbers. But other than that, it’s the children’s imagination that’s leading the way, while working in teams, finding solutions for plastic pollution, translating them into a visual form, developing critical thinking. Empowering the young generation is a sustainable tool for a healthy development of the local communities.
ENDLESS PRESENT | LIMITED FUTURE is an interdisciplinary platform which encourages new perspectives for approaching the local and global problems and which aims to promote visual art as a means of communication, to contribute to the development of new skills of the younger generation and to support active citizenship.
- Location for project implementation: București, Alexandria, Slobozia, Turnu Măgurele, Mizil, Oltenița, Urziceni (Romania) și Oslo (Norway)