Out of Contextos The Magazine is here!
Discover our team and activities through a monthly magazine aiming to summarize our work in Contextos. The goal of our first magazine number is to introduce ourselves and our projects, to familiarise you with our past events and also to keep you updated with our future plans.
Reading the following issue you can find out more about previous events we organize in Faro such as Video Forum or PechaKucha and you can meet our president Jorge Machado and our Spanish photographer volunteer Alba Vallés. We will also introduce you to some of our projects, like People of Faro, Why Faro or our Out of Contextos Podcast, while walking with you for a journey to discover both the hidden gems of the city of Faro and the region of Algarve.
We collected in the first extra-sized number 68 pages of information for you to read and, we hope, enjoy at the same time.
Editor-in-chief: Alexandru Ion
Art Director: Macarena Lasierra
Writers: Claudia Ivașcu, Roxana Mihăilescu, Angelika Jończyk
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.