For the second year in a row, Contextos was a part of the International PechaKucha Day and we organized the second edition of PechaKucha Night in Faro.
On 20th of February 2021 we were a part of a record-setting of a continuous 24-hour, online-around-the-world event, with PechaKucha Cities participating in all 24 time zones, each broadcasting their local creativity to the world. Because of the global context and the pandemic that affect all of our lives, this year PechaKucha events happened online, in a 24 hours live streaming.
Our speakers for this edition were Alexandru Ion (“Marvel Cinematic Universe explained in 200 seconds”), Dovilė Imbrasaitė (“It all started from one instrument”) and Gloria Trisciuzzi (“Behind my smile”).
You can watch their full presentations in the video below.
PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe. It is a project organized by Contextos – Cooperativa para o Desenvolvimento e Coesão Social CRL at a local level of Faro 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.