Stories and memories of migration and integration of an older generation of women, the “Grandmothers”, are seldom collected or retold. Male immigrants may be credited for their contribution to their host countries development, through their hard work often in mundane or physically demanding work. The grandmothers played an equally important role in this contribution, by raising families and in some instances whilst working full time. They are not however given the same credit for their role in the story of migration and integration. Through engaging young people of migrant or refugee background in their local community to record and share such stories, the project aims to develop key skills in interpretation, heritage and media, in a setting of migration, tolerance and diversity.
The project team is developing comprehensive high-quality training material and guidelines for youth workers which will extend and develop their competence in working with young migrants and refugees in intercultural environments. An online platform will be used to curate and share the stories along with pop-up exhibitions in each partner country.
Welcome to our series of tutorials on how to develop your media and interview skills so you and your team can conduct a quality interview with Grandma and upload her story to the Grandma’s Story website, so other young people in Europe can see your work.
The course is aimed at Youth Workers and young people involved in their community who would like to interview a grandma and tell her story to the rest of Europe.
Aims of the course: - The aim of this course is to develop your basic filming making and interview skills so you and your team can conduct an interview with confidence. What you will learn using the video tutorials.
Pop-Up Exhibition - Guidelines
This e-Publication Guide is a methodology for creating simple pop-up exhibitions. It empowers young people to collect the stories of older migrant women for educational exhibits in pop-up exhibitions in youth centres, libraries, museums etc. This method of delivering pop-up exhibitions offers a new perspective in giving access to culture to minorities “Break into the castle of culture” - bringing people into cultural institutions, not just creating one-off exhibitions, but empowering communities.