June 11, 2013

ARTICLES: Art mirrors society for Roma in Europe

The “My Story, My Rights” art competition aimed to explore and discover Roma experiences, Roma identity, Roma aspirations and the impact of racism in the lives of Roma, directly from young Roma themselves. The competition provided a space for Roma artists, thinkers, activists, performers to share their stories through innovative and creative forums. Entries came in different forms, including photography, video, comic strips and painting.

Each story was authentic and unique, opening a window into the personal journey and life of a Roma artist/community. Their use of words, colours, textures  and sounds explore Roma identity and their daily experience of racism, yet they also articulate a Roma vision and hope for the future – a world without racism, where everyone’s human rights are respected.

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