The project Familia-ri-z ARTE aims to create awareness about the difficulties families are facing due to the current economic, social and environmental crisis. It achieves this by creating dialogue and encouraging the participation of ordinary citizens, and by creating a space for reflection and collective mobilisation. This is symbolised by the construction of a house (A Casa do Mundo), using empty milk or juice cartons, an initiative which took place in Coimra on April 25th 2012.
The cartons were painted by the citizens, and served as the raw material (bricks) that formed the walls of the house and other structures.
The project falls within the framework of the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012.
The homeless and volunteers from Hemispheres Solidarity Association operated the project. Among the several expected results of the project:
a) encourage community participation in addressing the problems related to family and the environment;
b) open channels of communication between at-risk groups and other citizens;
c) creation of a critical community, build solidarity in the fight against poverty, structural violence and social exclusion;
d) foster participation as a strategy for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations;
e) support the Millennium Development Goals, in particular its objective 7: to ensure environmental sustainability.
The added value of this project lies in its innovative model in terms of the community intervention, principles and methods implemented in order to combat structural violence in the city of Coimbra.
The Hemisférios Solidários Association (Solidary Hemispheres) is a group of people who work responsibly in informal teams; using creativity, energy and expertise to work towards the Millenium Development Goals.
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