IN the summer of 2018 the international Artivism Festival took place to gather from 4 different countries young people who are willing to do some change in their local context with the help of artistic tools.

During the week the participants from the local workshops had opportunity to get to know each other through movement workshop, shared the issues and questions they care the most about,  and a city game assured they have a deeper insight about the social-political context of Budapest and Hungary. After diving into the local reality they split into working groups to create visual reflections on the topics the participants engaged the most with. The collage group produced images and individual fanzines focusing on gender roles and the collaborative cinema workshop ended up with a short film about the LMBTQ movement in Hungary.

The results together with the products of the local campaigns in Madrid, Nottingham, Paris and Budapest were exhibited on the 4th day, the opening was accompanied by a roundtable discussion with Hungarian artivists. The guests (Suzi Dada from the two tailed dog Party, Csaba Hernáth from Speak Easy project and Mátyás Kálmán from more techno to the Parliament group) talked about the role of the art and artists in the contemporary society, the successes and challenges they experiences and the plans for the future.
On the last day after two uplifting workshop of participants on DIY screen printing and Columbian dance and identity a film screening and closing party took place, displaying moments from the local processes and present the short film made during the week. As the venue, Lumen is a cultural meeting point quite a few locals were present and mingled with the partners and the participants, finishing a week of adventures and creation.

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