Our main goal is to help restore social capital and maintain the continuity of life for our community members.
Through creative techniques, we build mutual exchange, support, mental health recovery, and integration of internally displaced people in a new city.
The project includes networking events and additional workshops
These joint activities facilitate the integration and socialization of IDPs in the community, which in turn restores the usual spheres of life.
Nowadays, social capital is a very important part of supporting people to thrive. That is why we have created meetings where people can get to know each other in a creative and informal atmosphere and become a part of a great community. Come and join us!
WHAT IS SOCIAL CAPITAL?
Social capital is our connections with other people. Through these connections, which are based on the principles of trust and mutual exchange, we receive support, information, and services. In times of crisis and uncertainty, social capital helps us to resist.
HOW DO WE BUILD SOCIAL CAPITAL?
In peaceful everyday life, we build our social capital naturally. These are our school friends, university mates, co-workers, clients, people and communities of hobbies and preferences.
HOW AND WHY SHOULD WE REBUILD SOCIAL CAPITAL?
During the war, we lost many important connections that made us stronger. So now, rebuilding social capital is as important as finding a roof over your head, food or a job. Connections and new contacts help IDPs find housing, evacuate, get support, find work, services, and like-minded people.
Networking is a way of communicating and exchanging information in an informal format.
Personal connections help to solve many problematic issues. For example, to find a dream job, an investor, a doctor, a partner, a tutor, to conclude a beneficial deal, to solve bureaucratic issues, to buy something at a discount. And the list can be endless.
Many people are far from home and their familiar surroundings. That's why we organize events where, through informal communication over tea and coffee, our community members have the opportunity to rebuild their social capital and adapt to their new surroundings.
It combines the ancient traditions of theater and contemporary art with its physicality and novelty, which few people know about. This art form is represented all over the world. It was born in America in the 70s of the ХХ century and is now developing in 83 countries.
It is a modern social interactive theater in which the audience has a direct influence on the performance process. During a playback performance, the audience tells stories about themselves, and a team of actors immediately performs the story they have just heard on stage, giving it an aesthetic form.
On the one hand, playback theater is improvisation, but on the other hand, it is a mandatory adherence to the essence of the storyteller's story. The actors do not rehearse the performance beforehand, but simply feel each other and the storyteller. They are assisted by a conductor and a musician.
In a playback theater performance, there is a host (conductor) who organizes and accompanies the whole process. Thus, during a playback performance, the audience is involved in a dialogue with the actors and other spectators.
Why is playback theater an integral part of our project?
Playback theater allows the storyteller to share his or her story with the audience and expand one's horizons, look at oneself from a different angle, and give one's feelings a place. During the performance, an atmosphere of trust and safety is created so that all participants feel that they belong to the process, to the community, and can get a resource from it.
Playback theater also contains expressed thoughts and feelings, which increases the level of psychological well-being.
Through this process, trusting relationships are formed in our project, which is an important factor in regulating the growth of well-being.