February 12, 2018 - September 30, 2019. Frýdlant nad Ostravicí, CZ
Heart, not eyes. Czech Republic
In a main workshop we trained 43 teens from Gymnázium BMA Highschool to be Humanae multipliers with the project Srdcem, ne očima (Heart, not eyes). They made workshops in 15 schools around the Moravian-Silesian region in the Czech Republic. In three months, Humanae got to 75 czech classrooms, reaching almost 2000 students between 6 and 12 years old, showing us the importance of empowering our youth to be change makers. This project was double winner of the National Prize for Young Volunteers, Gratias Tibi at the Secondary School category and the main Czech Television Award. Moreover, the project is still active in different schools in the Czech Republic thanks to the fact that students keep it alive.
With the workshop our children assimilate the idea that differences in skin colour, nationality, etc. are irrelevant, and understand that we must all live in harmony, as we are all valuable
Student at Gymnázium BMA Highschool
Humanaeis a photographic work in progress by artist Angélica Dass. Currently composed of almost 4,000 portraits from volunteers all around the globe, Humanæ pursues to document humanity’s true colors and bring up a critical reflection on the white, red, black and yellow false labels associated with race. The project does not select participants and there is no date set for its completion. It is a journey of open-ended possibilities that enriches the way we see ourselves, beyond faces and colors. Nowadays, the artist has been doing portraits in 36 different cities and 20 different countries.