The second edition of our Out of Contextos: The Magazine is here!
“Ask me anything” is a popular form of expression known by internet users regarding classical Q&A sessions.
We chose to title our second Out of Contextos magazine number in this way because we are hoping you can find here answers to your questions about our ongoing and future projects, our team and our values. If not, we’re always only one email away, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reading the following issue you can find out more about our latest events we organized in 2021, such as the FRONTEiRAS International Film Showcase or the International PechaKucha Day. You can also meet our Head of Communications Alexandru Ion and our visual artist Macarena Lasierra, a volunteer coming from Spain.
Check out new interviews we had for People of Faro, discover more about Faro in the second part of our guided tour and find out more about our latest projects such as Communities Driving Change or DigitArt.
Editor-in-chief: Alexandru Ion
Art Director: Macarena Lasierra
Writers: Alexandru Ion, Claudia Ivașcu, Alba Vallés
Photographer: Alba Vallés
Out of Contextos: The Magazine is a project developed by Contextos – Cooperativa para o Desenvolvimento e Coesão Social CRL as a part of the multimedia initiative called Vitamin D.
Contextos’ story begins in 2016 with the idea of giving an answer to social demands in an integral way and to propose custom-made solutions. Contextos aims at fostering and promoting community empowerment and development as the keystone of processes of change in the society, using participatory tools to develop competencies and capabilities within individuals and organizations.
Our projects focus on culture, media, education/training, participatory democracy, active citizenship, human rights, intercultural dialogue, non-formal learning, social entrepreneurship, and social inclusion. We follow transversely in our projects and activities the principles of non-formal education. We use a diverse set of approaches and learning methods, in which people are challenged to make use of a critical and reflective attitude about their own experience (professional and/or personal).
We cooperate with public institutions especially at local and regional levels, schools, universities, vocational and other educational institutions, public and private social inclusion organizations, and other NGOs.
About Vitamin D
Vitamin D is an umbrella project aiming to put together a large number of projects, events and initiatives developed by Contextos in terms of communication, classic and digital marketing, offline and online events and media campaigns.
The main goal of the project is to increase social inclusion and to raise awareness about social issues in a creative, non-formal and outside the box way. Considering the present context in which the online and word of mouth forms of communications are the fastest ways to reach a broad and relevant audience, Vitamin D was developed to use all available channels in order to promote solidarity, social inclusion and active citizenship.
All the projects included in Vitamin D are designed for promoting media and art as a tool for social expression and for the integration of young people into society.