Sunday, November 2, 2014

Within “Visual Storytelling: Tbilisi Migrant Stories” we were collaborating with Social Photography Caucasus Foundation, school #43 in Tbilisi - history teacher Nino Abuladze and 6 students from various grades. Schoolchildren participated in workshops, learning basics of doing ethnographic fieldwork and techniques of doing visual documentaries, with the end purpose to use art of photography and power of the image for storytelling. By visual storytelling we mean to produce images as to describe person's everyday realities that many times can not be expressed with words and may easily go unnoticed. Participating schoolchildren created visual stories about the migrants living in their neighborhoods of Tbilisi and these stories were presented first time parallel to the public cooking event in October.

This project was implemented within “Cooking Imaginations: Tbilisi Migrant Stories” project, which addresses the issue of migrants’ lives and integration challenges in Tbilisi. These are people who have come here within the past decade and decided to live in Tbilisi permanently or temporarily. However, cultural exchange and communication within “hosts” and “newcomers” about each others’ culture is very limited, hence, some stereotypes might prevail.

Visual stories about Tbilisi migrants, created by local schoolchildren were screened for the first time parallel to the second public cooking event of the project "Cooking Imaginations: Tbilisi Migrant Stories", which took place at the Rike Park within Tbilisoba 2014, with participants from India - 25.10.2014

For more information about the project and related activities, please, visit our FB page.


“Cooking Imaginations: Tbilisi Migrant Stories” project was implemented with the financial support of the Prince Claus Fund.
“Visual Storytelling: Tbilisi Migrant Stories” project was also implemented in collaboration with the Borderland Foundation in the framework of Borderland School Program.